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.[2]

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.

Company A - principally recruited from Portage Station, Wyoming County 

Company B - principally recruited from Ossian, Springwater and North Danville, each of Livingston County; and Burns, Allegany County  

Company C - principally recruited from Livonia, Geneseo, Groveland, Leicester and Springwater, all of Livingston County 

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

Company E - principally recruited from Lima and Allen of Livingston County; Covington, Middlebury and Warsaw, each of Wyoming County;  

Company F - principally recruited from Mount Morris, Livingston County 

Company G - principally recruited from Geneseo, Avon and York, each of Livingston County 

Company H - principally recruited from Portage, Bennington, Java, Perry, Orangeville, Sheldon and Wethersfield, all of Wyoming County; and China, Delaware County

Company I - principally recruited from Conesus, Sparta, Springwater, Nunda, North Dansville, all of Livingston County and Portage, Wyoming County

Company K - principally recruited from Cuba, Friendship, West Clarksville, Bolivar and New Hudson, all of Allegany County

Source Material

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.

Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany, New York : 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, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua

McMahon, John T. and  John T. Priest. John T. McMahon's diary of the 136th New York, 1861-1864, Shippensburg, PA, USA : White Mane Pub. Co., 1993.  Other libraries with this book

See the website dedicated to the 136th New York Volunteer Infantry, "the ironclads".


  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 & 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 : 136th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/136thInf/136thInfMain.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).