136th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

The 136th regiment was organized at Portage, Wyoming County, and mustered in September 25, 1862. [1] This regiment was also known as the "Ironclads" and were mustered in under Colonel James Wood, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Lester B. Faulkner, and Major David C. Hartshorn.  They marched to Washington, D. C., April 29-May 30, 1865 and were mustered out June 13, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 60th New York Infantry.

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 136th Infantry Regiment. It also contains an historical sketch for the regiment.

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.

The companies were recruited principally: A at ; B at ; C at ; D at ; E at ; F at ; G at ; H at ; I at ; and K at .

Company A - principally recruited from Portage Station

Company B - principally recruited from North Danville, Burns, Ossian and Springwater

Company C - principally recruited from Livonia, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester and Spring-water

Company D - principally recruited from Warsaw, Castile, Eagle, Gainesville, Genesee Falls, Orangeville and Pike

Company E - principally recruited from Lima, Allen, Covington, Middlebury and Warsaw

Company F - principally recruited from Mount Morris

Company G - principally recruited from Geneseo, Avon and York

Company H - principally recruited from Portage, Bennington, China, Java, Perry, Orangeville, Sheldon and Wethersfield

Company I - principally recruited from Conesus, Sparta, Springwater, Nunda, North Dansville and Portage

Company K - principally recruited from Cuba, Friendship, West, Clarksville, Bolivar and New Hudson

Source Material

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


  1. Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. (1908)