104th Regiment, New York Infantry

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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]


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.

Source Materials

New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, by Frederick Phisterer (Albany : J.B. Lyon, 1912). Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496

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, Wis.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book, FHL book 973 M2ua


  1. The New York State Military Museum website
  2. Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. (1908)
  3. Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database.http://civilwarintheeast.com/index.php :2007-2010