112th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 112th Regiment was organized at Jamestown, Chautauqua County, September 11, 1862. It was also known as Chautauqua Regiment.[1] They mustered in under Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick A. Remington, and Major Elial F. Carpenter.[2] Their duty was at Raleigh, N.C. until June, 1865 when they mustered out June 13, 1865 under Colonel Ephraim A. Ludwick. The veterans and recruits were transferred to 3rd New York Infantry.

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 112th Infantry Regiment, also known as Seward Infantry. It includes an historical sketch.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 112th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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 Ellicott, Carroll, Poland and Gerry, all of Chautauqua County

Company B - principally recruited from Pomfret, Stockton, Charlotte and Gerry, all of Chautauqua County
Company C - principally recruited from Hanover, Villanova, Cherry Creek and Arkwright, all of Chautauqua County

Company D - principally recruited from Harmony, Mina, French Creek, Clymer, Busti and Kiantone, all of Chautauqua County

Company E - principally recruited from Westfield, Ripley, Chautauqua, Sherman and Ellery, all of Chautauqua County
Company F - principally recruited from Ellicott, Harmony and Gerry, all of Chautauqua County

Company G - principally recruited from Dunkirk, Portland and Sheridan, all of Chautauqua County

Company H - principally recruited from at Chautauqua, Chautauqua County

Company I - principally recruited from Pomfret and Stockton, both of Chautauqua County

Company K - principally recruited from Hanover, Villanova and Cherry Creek, all of Chautauqua County

Source Materials[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Hyde, Wm. L. History of the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment N.Y. volunteers Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms International, 1987. Google Books,Internet Archives, FHL CollectionFHL fiche 6083801(3 fiche)
  • 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

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  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 https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
  2. Hawks, Steve. "The Civil War in the East". Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY112.php (accessed 8 December 2010)