As she researches her own Civil War ancestors, Laura Perkins watches for mention of Herkimer/Montgomery men in every resource she comes across. In the past, Laura's preparation of lists and articles has given some of you the crucial lead to trace your roots back further within the counties. If you know a soldier's exact regiment and company, you can order his military and pension records from the National Archives. This month Laura put together information she found in four hard-to-find regimental books she discovered in Oneida County libraries. Men of the 146th NY Vol. Inf. added 6/27/99.




CIVIL WAR "STRAYS" of HERKIMER & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Herkimer County soldiers from the 146th NY Vols., a Civil War regiment, organized in Oneida County, NY, August 1862. The following names were found in the regimental history book, "Campaigns of the 146th Regiment, NY State Volunteers", by Mary Genevive Green Brainard, dated 1915.

HEMSTREET, Alva P., age 30, enlisted Aug 31, 1862 at Russia, as pvt, Co K; Oct 10, 1862; transferred Co I - no date; mustered out June 24, 1865 at Washington, D.C.

JAMES, Jonathan, age 21, enlisted Oct 8, 1862 at Frankfort, as pvt, Co C; died Feb 19, 1863 at Falmouth, Va.

JONES, Robert O., age 21, enlisted Sept 2, 1862 at Russia, as pvt, Co I; promoted corp - no date

MICHAELS, Thomas R., age 33, enlisted Sept 6, 1862 at Russia, as pvt, Co I; promoted corp. and returned to ranks - no dates; mustered out Jul 16, 1865 near Washington, D.C.




The following information was obtained from the "History of the 101st Regiment", by Lieut. H. E. Ford, Syracuse, N.Y., 1898.

Biographical Sketches:

Thomas POWERS
Lives at Ilion, N.Y. He enlisted with Captain Beckwith, Co E, at Syracuse Dec 15, 1861. He was with the regiment until the battle of Chantilla, in which engagenment he was wounded and taken prisoner, but soon after parolled. Upon being exchanged he re-joined the regiment, then consolidated with the 37th NY and afterwards with the 40th NY. On expiration of term of enlistment he re-enlisted with the 40th NY and was appointed Orderly at General Hancock's headquarters. Was taken prisoner while bearing dispatches Mar 21, 1864, and was held about seven months at Andersonville and Florence, when he was exchanged. Mustered out at close of war. *Andersonville Prison, located in Andersonville, Georgia and Florence Stockade, located in Florence, S.C.

Co. E

BURDICK, Leonard, pvt, age 18, enlisted Sept 24, 1861?, at Winfield
GRIFFIN, John, pvt, age 25, enlisted Oct 9, 1861? at Winfield
PAGAL, Geabald, pvt, age 40, enlisted Oct 9, 1861? at Cedarville
POWERS, Thomas, pvt, age 19, enlisted Dec 12, 1861? at Utica (*No years were listed for enlistment)




The following information was obtained from the "History of the 49th NY Volunteers", compiled by Frederick David Bidwell, Albany, NY, J.B. Lyon Company, Printers 1916.

Muster Roll:

COWDEN, George, age 36, enl Aug 23, 1862 at Poland, to serve three yrs.; mustered in as pvt, Co K, Sept 9, 1862; dschd for disability, Sept 6, 1863, near Warrenton, Va.

LANGDON, Arba B., age 22, enl Aug 19, 1861 at Poland, to serve three yrs.; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Aug 30, 1861; promoted corporal, Apr 29, 1862; dschd for disability Sept 15, 1862, at hospital, Washington DC

MOURAY, Sebastian, age 29, enl at Little Falls, to serve three yrs., and mustered in as pvt, Co G, Jul 16, 1864; transf. to Co D, Sept 17, 1864; wounded in action, Oct 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Va.; mustered out with company, Jun 27, 1865 at Washington DC

SMITH, Henry E., age 18, enl Aug 19, 1861 at Poland, to serve three yrs., mustered in as pvt, Co G, Aug 30, 1861; died Sept 12, 1862 in Ebenezer Hospital, Washington DC.

WELLINGTON, Levi, age 20, enl Aug 19, 1861 at Poland, to serve three yrs.; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Aug 30, 1861; died Mar 15, 1862, in hospital at Camp Griffin, Va.

WILLIAMS, Edwin C., age 25, enl Aug 19, 1861 at Poland, to serve three yrs.; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Aug 30, 1861; dschd for disability, Feb 3, 1862 at Camp Griffin, Va.




The following information about the 8th New York Cavalry was obtained from the "New York State Adjutant General's Report 1898", Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., State Printers, New York & Albany, 1894.

Civil War Soldiers Who Enlisted From Herkimer/Montgomery County:

MADISON, James P., age 33, enlisted Oct 10, 1861 at Fairfield; mustered in pvt, Co. B Nov 23, 1861

SEABERT, Platt, age 19, enlisted Apr 4, 1864 at St. Johnsville; mustered in as pvt, "unassigned", Apr 8, 1864 to serve three yrs.; no further record

VANHEUSEN, George, age 20, enlisted Mar 31, 1865 at Florida, NY; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Mar 31, 1865 to serve one yr; mustered out with company, Jun 27, 1865 at Alexandria, Va.

VANHEUSEN, Peter, age 19, enlisted Mar 31, 1865 at Florida, NY; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Mar 31, 1865 to serve one yr; mustered out with company, Jun 27, 1865 at Alexandria, Va.

WOODBECK, William H., age 20, enlisted Mar 31, 1865 at Florida, NY; mustered in as pvt, Co G, Mar 31, 1865 to serve one yr; mustered out with company, Jun 27, 1865 at Alexandria, Va.




The following information was obtained from the "History of the Ninth New York Cavalry", War of 1861 - 1865, by Newel Cheney, Captain and Brevet Major, Poland Center, N.Y. 1901.
Muster Rolls:

Co A

STEADMAN, Isaac, age 23, enl Co E, Aug 23, 1862 at Poland; transf. Co A, Oct 18, 1864; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

Co C

BAXTER, Leroy, age 18, enl Feb 2, 1864 at Poland; wounded in action at Winchester, Va., Sept 19, 1864; mustered out Jul 17, 1865 at Clouds Mills, Va.

CAMPBELL, Joseph, age 22, enl Aug 28, 1862 at Poland; wounded at Todd's Tavern May 8, 1864; dschd for disability Jun 30, 1865 at McDougal Hospital, NY Harbor

COBB, Nathan C., age 18, enl Aug 31, 1862 at Poland; appointed corporal Mar 1, 1865; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

COX, Jacob, age 21, enl Sept 6, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

CRICK, Thomas, age 33, enl Aug 28, 1862 at Poland; wounded in action at Trevillian Station, Va., Jun 11, 1864; mustered out May 23, 1865 at Harper's Ferry, Va.

CROSBY, Henry B., age 31, enl Aug 30, 1862 at Poland; appointed corporal (no date ); O. M. Sergeant Jun 1, 1864; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

CUMMINGS, Orin, age 18, enl Aug 18, 1862 at Poland; mustered out Jun 6, 1865 at Washinton, DC

ECCLES, Gilbert W., age 21, enl Aug 28, 1862 at Poland; wounded in action and captured at Port Republic, Va., Sept 26, 1864; dschd for disability Nov 21, 1865 at Hospital, David's Island, NY.

ECCLES, Josiah B., age 19, enl Aug 29, 1862 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

FULLER, James, age 18, enl Aug 29, 1862 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

GATES, Philo, age 23, enl Sept 1, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

GRANT, Frank D., age 24, enl Aug 28, 1862 at Poland; appointed buglar (no date); mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

KEENE, Samuel, age 45, enl Nov 9, 1862 at Poland, to serve nine months; mustered out Nov 26, 1863 at Culpepper Court-House, Va.

KING, Cleveland, age 43, enl Aug 29, 1862 at Poland; mustered out with detachment Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

MARSH, Edson, age 22, enl Sept 2, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

McDONALD, Kingsley, age 18, enl Feb 2, 1864 at Poland; died of disease Mar 24, 1864 at Washington D.C.

ROBINSON, Liscom C., age 39, enl Nov 9, 1862 at Poland to serve nine months; wounded near Cedar Run, Va., Aug 23, 1863; mustered out Nov 26, 1863 at Culpepper Court-House, Va.

RUSSELL, William, age 35, enl Nov 9, 1862 at Poland to serve nine months; mustered out Nov 23, 1863 at Culpepper, Va.

SAXTON, Ezra H., age 19, enl Feb 2, 1864 at Poland; dschd for disability Mar 27, 1865 at Washington, DC

STOCKWELL, Thomas, age 39, enl Nov 9, 1862 at Poland to serve nine months; mustered out Nov 26, 1863 at Culpepper, Va.

TAYLOR, Charles, age 18, enl Aug 20, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

TAYLOR, Lafayette, age 25, enl Aug 20, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 30, 1865 at Clouds Mills, Va. *see note at bottom of list

TEFFT, Henry B., age 43, enl Aug 21, 1862 at Poland; killed in action Oct 11, 1863 at Mortons Ford, Va.; buried at Rappahannock Sta., Va.

WASHBURN, Simeon, age 27, enl Nov 9, 1862 at Poland to serve nine months; wounded near Staffords Store, Aug 23, 1863; mustered out Nov 26, ?? at Culpepper Court-House, Va.

WHEELER, Henry, age 19, enl Aug 31, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

Co E

FAIRBANKS, Leland, age 40, enl Oct 1, 1861 at Poland; dschd for disability Oct 18, 1862 ,at Alexandria, Va., injured by fall of horse.

SMITH, Charles, age 21, enl Oct 1, 1861 at Poland, NY; appointed corporal Jun 16, 1862; sergt., Sept 6, 1862; taken prisoner at Port Republic, Va., Sept 26, 1864; died in rebel prison

Co F

BENNET, Joseph A., age 36, enl Sept 4, 1864 at Poland; mustered out Jun 1, 1865, at Winchester, Va.

Co G

BALDWIN, William J., age 18, enl Aug 31, 1864 at Poland, NY; mustered out Jun 6, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

LOUNSBURY, Ira, age 37, enl Jan 2, 1864 at VanHornellsville, NY; killed in action, May 11, 1864 at Yellow Tavern, Va.

MARSH, Daniel E., age 22, enl Sept 2, 1864 at Poland, NY; mustered out Jun 5, 1865 at Winchester, Va.

Co H

CALDWELL, Walter L., age 19, enl Oct 14, 1861 at Herkimer, NY; appointed corporal Sept 9, 1862; sergt, Nov 1, 1862; re-enl Dec 20, 1863; commissioned and mustered Second Lt., Oct 26, 1864 as First Lt., Dec 6, 1864; as Captain, Apr 29, 1865; mustered out Jul 17, 1865, with Co. at Clouds Mills, Va.

SWIFT, Orville, age 18, enl Sept 4, 1864 at Poland, NY; mustered out Jun 30, 1865 at Clouds Mills, Va.

Co K

STAFFORD, Joseph C., age 22, enl Feb 1, 1864 at Poland, NY; accidently wounded May 19, 1864; appointed corporal, Jan 1, 1865; mustered out Jun 17, 1865 at Clouds Mills, Va.

*Errata: page 320 - TAYLOR, Lafayette, age 19, instead of 25.




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