2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles was mustered in by companies and mustered out August 10 1865.[1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - principally recruited at Lockport, Niagara County; Buffalo, Erie County; Batavia, Genesee County;

Company B - principally recruited at Caneadea, Centerville, Hume,  Allegany County; Farmersville, Cattaraugus County; Eagle, Wyoming County; Rushford, Allegany County; Lorkport, Niagara County;

Company C - principally recruited at Lockport, Niagara, Royalton, Cambria, Niagara County; Attica, Warsaw, Wyoming County; and Tonawanda, Erie County;

Company D - principally recruited at Buffalo, Collins, Tonawanda, Clarence all of Eric County

Company E - principally recruited at Buffalo, Erie County; Carlton, of Orleans County; Carlton, Wilson, Cambria of Niagara County;

Company F - Lockport, Niagara County; Arcadia, Lyons, Palmyra, of Wayne County;

Company G - Thompson, Monticello, Bethel, Callicoon, Liberty all of Sullivan County;

Company H - Buffalo, Amherst, Lewiston, Niagara County; New Hudson, Allegany County; Grand Island, Colden, Amherst, of Erie County;

Company K - Buffalo, Grand Island, Amherst, of Erie County; Warsaw, Orangeville of Wyoming County;

Company L - Java, Wyoming County; Barre, Carlton, Gaines, Kendall, Ridgeway and Shelby of Orleans County;

Company M - Buffalo, Erie County; Batavia, Danube Orleans County; Attica, Wyoming County; Little Falls, Mannheim, of Herkimer County; Middlefield, Otsego County; Jordan, Onondaga County, and Prattsburgh, Steuben County;

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
  • The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).