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Our popular "Where the Boys Were" section outgrew its spot on our main page long ago. For almost ten years we've risen to the challenge of posting more and more great info about our county heroes. Current articles are updated if we receive new information. We hope you visit this section on a regular basis and will contribute your veteran's data as so many other researchers have. We'd like to see more Civil War pension records and letters come in, as well as notification of good sites to link to of interest to Mohawk Valley researchers.

A special feature of this section, the Military Roll of Honor, showcases your own relatives' participation in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. If your ancestor or relative was born, raised or lived in Montgomery County, NY, send us their name, town and the war they served in for inclusion on the Military Honor Roll. Of special interest are Herkimer/Montgomery veterans who moved on and served in other states.


What's New on our Military Page

new 1887 Reunion of the 32nd & 153rd NY Vols. Civil War Veterans

Herkimer/Montgomery Counties Military Roll of Honor: profiles of and tributes to ancestors who lived in Herkimer and Montgomery, sent in by our visitors.
Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Herkimer/Montgomery Counties Memorial Day 1997 Roll of Honor: a large listing of ancestors from Herkimer and Montgomery, submitted by site visitors. So successful that we created a year-round Roll of Honor. This file is 10 years old as of today Memorial Day May 28, 2007, so email addresses may not be up-to-date. If you find that an email address no longer works, please advise us, with "1997 Military Honor Roll" as the subject of your email. However, we're unable to assist you in tracking down a researcher. If we knew a researcher's current email address, the address posted would have been updated.

Our Own Revolutionary War Information

Roster of the 1st Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Roster of the 3rd Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Roster of the 4th Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Rosters of the Rangers of the Tryon County Militia
New York State Privateers and Seamen of the Revolutionary War
Tryon County Militia - Minutemen and Associated Exempts

1835 Rev. War Pensioners of Montgomery Co., N.Y.
Surviving Montgomery County 1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners
Revolutionary Postcards of Johnstown, N.Y.
The Two Sides of Joseph Brant
Letters of Walter and John Butler
"Fort Hunter" and "The Massacre of German Flats": French & Indian War
French Attack on the German Flatts: French & Indian War
W. Max Reid's "The Story of Old Fort Johnson"
Sir William Johnson
John McGraw Enlists, Town of Florida
The Adventures of John Pettit, Soldier of the American Revolution
The Tragic Death of John Shew
The Shews of Fish House
The Loss-Claim of Johannes Veeder
Early Life of Sir William Johnson

The Other Side

Land Owners of the Mecklenburg District (Ontario, Canada), 1790
Mohawk Valley Loyalist Claims
Short Bios of Mohawk Valley Loyalists

Between the Two Great Wars

Montgomery County Militia Officers
Montgomery County Soldiers of the War of 1812 Still Living in 1878
War of 1812 Pension of Leslie Walsh/Welch
Montgomery and Fulton County 1812 Veterans Claims
Officers of the 40th Regt. in 1859

Our Own Civil War Information

Transcripts from the 1890 U.S. Surviving Veterans and Widows Census:

Montgomery County Pensioners on the Roll, Jan. 1, 1883
Mont. Co. Delegates to 1917 GAR Encampment
Montgomery County Military Burial Reports, 1920 & 1926
More Civil War "Strays" of Herkimer/Montgomery Counties
Civil War Soldiers Originally from Schoharie County, NY


Montgomery County Members of the 1st NY Artillery, Company K
Montgomery County Members of the 13th NY Heavy Artillery, Companies E, F and G
Herkimer/Montgomery Counties Members of the 14th NY Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Soldiers of the 14th NY Artillery
Montgomery County Members of the 16th NY Artillery, Companies F and H
Montgomery County Members of the 32nd NY Volunteer Infantry, Companies B and D
Memorial to the 32nd NY Vol. Infantry, Company B - link to another website
Montgomery County Members of the 43rd NY Volunteer Infantry
Montgomery County Civil War Rosters of the 115th NY Volunteer Infantry
Take the tour through our large section covering battles, officers, and soldiers of the 115th. Or go directly to Officers, Companies A, B, D, E, G, H, I, and K

Montgomery County Members of the 153rd NY Infantry, Companies B, C, E, F and G
1887 Reunion of the 32nd & 153rd NY Vols. Civil War Veterans
Montgomery County Soldiers Serving in Other Regiments


Obituary & Diary of Jerome E. Bliss, 97th New York Volunteers, Dolgeville, Montgomery County
Obituary and Photos of Imogene C. Bliss, Widow, Dolgeville, Montgomery County
Peter J. Keck of the 115th NY Volunteers
Lanegar Family of Glen
George and Martin Minch of the Towns of Root and Minden
Civil War Pension Abstract of Martin Minch

Herkimer and Montgomery Counties in Other Wars

Mohawk Valley Men in the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Veterans 2nd Regiment Company G Roster
Some WWI Soldier Deaths of Montgomery County
The Lucky 13 of the 51st Pioneer Infantry, WWI
Report of Supervisor of Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief and Burials, Amsterdam, N.Y., Nov. 1, 1931
Fort Hunter Soldiers Memorial
Co. 358, Radio Technician Company, Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Randall, NY Soldiers Plaque
Hagaman Mills Cemetery Veterans Burials
The Five Moran Brothers of Ft. Hunter
Private Wilbur Harold Shaft
Private Harold Christian Thielking
Vietnam Era Memorial Day Celebrations, Montgomery County
Local WWII Vets from Clarkson College
Memorial Day 2000 Postcard Gallery
Boot Camp Photos and Memories of Roger Thielking, Montgomery County

Montgomery Civil War Links to OTHER SITES

New York State and the Civil War

Montgomery County Grand Army of the Republic Posts

GAR Posts and their Namesakes

Union Army Regimental Histories

The Army Heritage & Education Center

See to the Flags!

Check out the Jerry Reed's work on the 121st NY Volunteer Infantry items on the Otsego County NY GenWeb Page!
Brief Historical Sketch of the 121st NY Volunteer Infantry
Photos of Reunions of the 121st
Souvenir of Reunions, Ribbons and Badges of the 121st
The Monument at Gettysburg - 121st NY Volunteer Infantry
Rosters of Companies A - K, 121st NY Volunteer Infantry: including muster of the field and staff. Many Herkimer and Montgomery Counties residents.
Tribute to the "Onesters": a poetic tribute to the 121st by John K. Tyler

Roster of Co. G 153rd NY Volunteers : on NYGenWeb Site of the Civil War

Friends of the Florence Stockade, Florence, SC: the Florence Stockade was in operation for approximately 5 months during the time period of Sept 1864 through Feb 1865. During this time, as many as15-18,000 Union soldiers were held captive. Of these, 2,802 Union soldiers died; 2,300 of whom are buried as unknowns today. The Florence Stockade has not received the same notoriety as Andersonville, but the conditions were very much the same. Among the soldiers held at Florence were members of the 43rd NY Volunteer Infantry. This site is dedicated to both the memory of the prisoners and those who guarded them.

Historical New York Times Project: direct scans of microfilm shot of nearly every issue of the New York Times during the Civil War.

115th New York Volunteer Infantry, Company A Re-enactment Group in South Florida Andersonville Prison Camp Lookups (Civil War)
If you go to my homepage and to the Atwater Death list link, you will find there were a great majority who died there from New York. My name is Kevin Frye and to get to the point,I do volunteer research at Andersonville Civil War POW camp in Andersonville Georgia. Any research I do is absolutely at NO cost and I am willing to do what I can. I see you have the Macon lookup site as a link, but I have more access to the rosters than what is on the online database.

My sources are the following - There are 2 online databases to do lookups, one by name, one by Company and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list which has the names and grave numbers of some 13000 graves with only 460 marked as "UNKNOWN". This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of the 45,000 who were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of misspellings of the names or alternate names.

I visit the prison site every couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the physical files. I would like to let you know of another service I offer which is to take photos of graves for a small fee. Please see my website which is dedicated to those who passed through the gates of Andersonville.

Roots-L Resources: The American Civil War: includes lists of people with interests in specific units.

Montgomery Counties Links for Other Wars

Military & Veterans Cemeteries Gravesite Locator Search Engine - link to another site

Tryon County NYGenWeb

If you're interested in early Stark and the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley, stop by David Flint's Colonial Wars site

1925 Updated Oriskany Roster

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York

The Korean War: soldiers' remains are waiting to be claimed. See what you can do to help identify and arrangements can be made to bring them home for burials in their home state.

NY Soldiers Living in Michigan

National DAR Library

American Revolutionary War From 1776 to 1783: an online book by James Thacher, M.D., Late Surgeon in the American Army

Counterintelligence - Revolution to WWII - an online book

Butler's Rangers

Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), Mohawk: the story of Joseph Brant by Tom Penick.

Butler's Rangers: a bio of Col. John Butler (1728 - 1796), early resident of Fonda, NY and Loyalist leader at the Battle of Oriskany.

Story of Johanna Utter: A tip from Stephan G. Dennie: Johanna Utter was the wife of Martin Sleezer. Martin was a German pressed into service for the Hessian forces and brought to America to fight for the British.He defected and joined the American Army and later married Johanna.They were among the earliest settlers in Fish House along with the Shews.

War of 1812-1814

New York State Archives

Valley Forge National Historic Park: great links and muster rolls

Buffalo Barracks Historical Web Site: Search for military records of enlisted soldiers who served at The Buffalo Barracks between 1835 and 1846

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