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]

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

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.

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


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.

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, Wyoming County; and Pike, 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, Albany County

Company I - principally recruited from Troy, Albany County

Company K - principally recruited from Troy and Cohoes in Albany County

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 Collection FHL book 973 M2ua


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. Google Books, other libraries with this book , FHL CollectionFHL Fiche 6083797


  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