122nd Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

The 122nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, and mustered in August 28, 1862.[1] They were mustered in at Syracuse under Colonel Silas Titus, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Dwight and Major Joshua B. Davis.[2]   The regiment Marched to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 3, 1865 and were mustered out June 28, 1865 under Colonel Walpole, Lieutenant Colonel Gere and Major Morton .[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 122nd Infantry Regiment. It includes an historical sketch of the regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 122nd 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.

A website is dedicated to the 122nd New York Infantry, who were also known as the "Onondagas". There are many details and links for specifics of soldiers and officers.

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.

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

Company A - principally recruited from Baldwinsville, Onondaga County

Company B - principally recruited from Syracuse,Onondaga County

Company C - principally recruited from Fayetteville, Onondaga County, and Farmersville, Cattaraugus County

Company D - principally recruited from Syracuse, Onondaga, Spafford and Amber, all of Onondaga County

Company E - principally recruited from Syracuse, Onondaga County

Company F - principally recruited from Marcellus and Syracuse of Onondaga County

Company G - principally recruited from Elbridge, Onondaga County

Company H - principally recruited from Camillus and Syracuse of Onondaga County

Company I - principally recruited from Syracuse, Onondaga County

Company K - principally recruited from Syracuse, Tully, Skaneateles and Cicero, all of Onondaga County

Source Material

  • 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
  • Swinfen, David B. and United States. Army. Ruggles' regiment : the 122nd New York Volunteers in the American Civil War, Hanover, New Hampshire : University Press of New England, 1982.  Other libraries with this book ,FHL Collection FHL 974.7 M2s
  • United States. Army.Annual reunions of the 122nd New York Volunteers : Long Branch, Onondaga Lake, August 28, 1902 and 1903, August 29, 1904, August 28, 1905, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America,1992 (originally published: [New York? : s.n., 19--].  Other libraries with this book FHL Collection FHL fiche 6083818
  • Teall, Sarah Sumner.  Onondaga's part in the Civil War , In: Annual volume of the Onondaga Historical Association, 1915. FHL Collection FHL 974.765 H25a and film 1036790 Item 1
  • A website dedicated to the history and written records of the 122nd New York Infantry, known as the "Onondagas" has very good links to extra reading materials concerning their involvement in the war.


  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 122nd Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/122ndInf/122ndInfMain.htm (accessed 9 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY122.php (accessed 9 December 2010)