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''[[Image:Momument 104 ny infantry.jpg|thumb|right|300px]][[United States|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[New York|New York]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[New York Military Records|New York Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[New York in the Civil War]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   104th Regiment, New York Infantry"''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 104th Regiment was organized at Geneseo, Livingston,&nbsp;N. Y. between&nbsp;October, 1861, and March, 1862.&nbsp;It was also known as&nbsp;[http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm Wadsworth Guards and the Livingston County Regiment].<ref>The New York State Military Museum website</ref><br>&nbsp;This regiment had duty at Washington, D.C.&nbsp;until July, 1865.<ref>Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. (1908)</ref>&nbsp;The regiment mustered out July 17, 1865 under Colonel John R. Strang.<ref>Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database.http://civilwarintheeast.com/index.php :2007-2010</ref><br>
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The 104th Regiment was organized at Geneseo, Livingston,&nbsp;N. Y. between&nbsp;October, 1861, and March, 1862.&nbsp;It was also known as&nbsp;[http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm Wadsworth Guards and the Livingston County Regiment].<ref>New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 104th Infantry Regiment” in ''New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center'' at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed''. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).</ref><br>&nbsp;This regiment had duty at Washington, D.C.&nbsp;until July, 1865.<ref>Frederick Henry Dyer, ''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion'', (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at ''Civil War Soldiers &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Sailors System'' (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).</ref>&nbsp;The regiment mustered out July 17, 1865 under Colonel John R. Strang.<ref>Hawks, Steve.''The Civil War in the East''. Database.http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY104.php (accessed 7 December 2010)</ref><br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf8.htm#6 104th Regiment Infantry "Wadsworth Guards" "Livingston County Regiment"], (accessed 10 August 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyinf8.htm#6 104th Regiment Infantry "Wadsworth Guards" "Livingston County Regiment"], (accessed 10 August 2012).<br>
  
 
The [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm New York State Military Museum ]website has a unit history project page for the 104th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. It includes an [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfHistSketch.htm historical sketch].&nbsp;  
 
The [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm New York State Military Museum ]website has a unit history project page for the 104th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. It includes an [http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfHistSketch.htm historical sketch].&nbsp;  
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=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== <br>Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
  
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. <br>
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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. <br>  
  
 
Wadsworth Guards - the company's flag is maintained at the [http://www.livingstoncountyhistoricalsociety.com/collections/flag.htm Livingston County Historical Society and Museum] in New York.  
 
Wadsworth Guards - the company's flag is maintained at the [http://www.livingstoncountyhistoricalsociety.com/collections/flag.htm Livingston County Historical Society and Museum] in New York.  
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Company F - &nbsp;principally&nbsp;recruited&nbsp;from Rochester, [[Monroe County, New York#Military|Monroe County]]  
 
Company F - &nbsp;principally&nbsp;recruited&nbsp;from Rochester, [[Monroe County, New York#Military|Monroe County]]  
  
Company G - principally recruited from Fowlerville, [[Livingston County, New York#Military|Livingston County]]; Alabama, Genesee County; and Gainesville, [[Wyoming County, New York#Military|Wyoming County]]  
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Company G - principally recruited from Fowlerville, [[Livingston County, New York#Military|Livingston County]]; Alabama, [[Genesee County, New York#Military|Genesee County]]; and Gainesville, [[Wyoming County, New York#Military|Wyoming County]]  
  
Company H - principally recruited from Troy, [[Albany County, New York#Military|Albany County]]  
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Company H - principally recruited from Troy, [[Rensselaer County, New York#Military|Rensselaer County]]  
  
Company I - principally recruited from Troy, [[Albany County, New York#Military|Albany County]]  
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Company I - principally recruited from Troy,&nbsp;[[Rensselaer County, New York#Military|Rensselaer County]]  
  
Company K - principally recruited from Troy and Cohoes in [[Albany County, New York#Military|Albany County]]  
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Company K - principally recruited from Troy, [[Rensselaer County, New York#Military|Rensselaer County&nbsp;and]] Cohoes, [[Albany County, New York#Military|Albany County]]  
  
 
=== Source Materials  ===
 
=== Source Materials  ===
  
''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865'', by Frederick Phisterer (Albany&nbsp;: J.B. Lyon, 1912). [http://books.google.com/books?id=kfYDLE3fXEMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=New+York+in+the+War+of+the+Rebellion,+1861+to+1865&source=bl&ots=PWhHsLUSAI&sig=taxVwyOQuFYgCjo4fQjGVD4eoeM&hl=en&ei=DjLYTLXzLIaosQOCwKCZAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], [http://www.worldcat.org/title/new-york-in-the-war-of-the-rebellion-1861-to-1865/oclc/11490201&referer=brief_results other libraries with this book], {{FHL|187084|item}} FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1289236830025_613" />1486494-1486496  
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[New York in the Civil War|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. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
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*Phisterer,Frederick. ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865'', Albany, N.Y.&nbsp;: J.B. Lyon, 1912. [http://books.google.com/books?id=kfYDLE3fXEMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=New+York+in+the+War+of+the+Rebellion,+1861+to+1865&source=bl&ots=PWhHsLUSAI&sig=taxVwyOQuFYgCjo4fQjGVD4eoeM&hl=en&ei=DjLYTLXzLIaosQOCwKCZAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], [http://www.worldcat.org/title/new-york-in-the-war-of-the-rebellion-1861-to-1865/oclc/11490201&referer=brief_results other libraries with this book], {{FHL|187084|item}} FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1289236830025_613" />1486494-1486496
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*''The Union Army&nbsp;: 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.&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/1473658&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book],{{FHL|691427|item}} FHL book 973 M2ua <br>
  
<br>''The Union Army&nbsp;: 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, Wis.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/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/oclc/1473658&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book],{{FHL|691427|item}} FHL book 973 M2ua <br>
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*New York (State). ''Report of the New York Monuments Commission on the dedication of monument to the One Hundred and Fourth New York Volunteer Regiment (Wadsworth Guards) Antietam, Md., September 27, 1917''.&nbsp;Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992.&nbsp;(Originally published Albany, N.Y.:&nbsp;J. B. Lyon Co., Printers, 1918).&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-of-the-new-york-monuments-commission-on-the-dedication-of-monument-to-the-one-hundred-and-fourth-new-york-volunteer-regiment-wadsworth-guards-antietam-md-september-27-1917/oclc/16135803&referer=brief_results other libraries with this book&nbsp;], {{FHL|660421|item}}FHL Fiche 6083797 <br>
  
<br>''Report of the New York Monuments Commission on the dedication of monument to the One Hundred and Fourth New York Volunteer Regiment (Wadsworth Guards) Antietam, Md., September 27, 1917''. [http://books.google.com/books?id=OYYvAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA25&dq=%22wadsworth+guards%22&hl=en&ei=ChzcTP7yHYjmsQPWqtjlAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books,]&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/report-of-the-new-york-monuments-commission-on-the-dedication-of-monument-to-the-one-hundred-and-fourth-new-york-volunteer-regiment-wadsworth-guards-antietam-md-september-27-1917/oclc/16135803&referer=brief_results other libraries with this book&nbsp;], {{FHL|660421|item}}FHL Fiche 6083797 <br>
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*New York (State). Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Antietam. ''Report of the New York Monuments Commission on the dedication of monument to the One Hundred and Fourth New York Volunteer Regiment&nbsp;: (Wadsworth Guards) Antietam, Md., September 27, 1917. ''(Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992(Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1992) {{FHL|660421|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6083797}}<br>
  
 
=== Footnotes  ===
 
=== Footnotes  ===
  
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Brief History

The 104th Regiment was organized at Geneseo, Livingston, N. Y. between October, 1861, and March, 1862. It was also known as Wadsworth Guards and the Livingston County Regiment.[1]
 This regiment had duty at Washington, D.C. until July, 1865.[2] The regiment mustered out July 17, 1865 under Colonel John R. Strang.[3]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 104th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. It includes an historical sketch

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 104th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

An overview of the involvement of this regiment in the Antietam Campaign can be seen on the "Antietam on the Web" website.


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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.

Wadsworth Guards - the company's flag is maintained at the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum in New York.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Nunda, Livingston County

Company B - principally recruited from Springwater, Livingston County

Company C - principally recruited from Centerville, Allegany County; Eagle and Pike,both of  Wyoming County

Company D - principally recruited from Geneseo, Livingston County

Company E -  principally recruited from Groveland,Livingston County; Cohocton, Steuben County; and Burns, Allegany County

Company F -  principally recruited from Rochester, Monroe County

Company G - principally recruited from Fowlerville, Livingston County; Alabama, Genesee County; and Gainesville, Wyoming County

Company H - principally recruited from Troy, Rensselaer County

Company I - principally recruited from Troy, Rensselaer County

Company K - principally recruited from Troy, Rensselaer County and Cohoes, Albany County

Source Materials

  • 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.
  • 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 Collection FHL book 973 M2ua
  • New York (State). Report of the New York Monuments Commission on the dedication of monument to the One Hundred and Fourth New York Volunteer Regiment (Wadsworth Guards) Antietam, Md., September 27, 1917. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992. (Originally published Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Co., Printers, 1918).  other libraries with this book , FHL CollectionFHL Fiche 6083797
  • New York (State). Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Antietam. Report of the New York Monuments Commission on the dedication of monument to the One Hundred and Fourth New York Volunteer Regiment : (Wadsworth Guards) Antietam, Md., September 27, 1917. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992(Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083797

Footnotes

  1. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 104th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/104thInf/104thInfMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  2. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database.http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY104.php (accessed 7 December 2010)