127th Regiment, New York Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 127th regiment was organized at Staten Island, N. Y., and mustered in September 8, 1862. They were mustered in under Colonel William Gurney, Lt. Colonel Stewart Woodford and Major Edward Little. The regiment was also known as the "National Volunteers" and/or "Monitors".  The regiment's duty was at Charleston, South Carolina until June, 1865. There they were mustered out June 30, 1865 under Colonel Gurney, Lieutenant Colonel Little.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 127th Regiment Infantry "National Volunteers", (accessed 16 August 2012).
The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 127th Infantry Regiment.
The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 127th 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 New York City
Company B - principally recruited from New York City
Company C - principally recruited from New York City
Company E - principally recruited from Huntington, Amityville and Babylon, all of Suffolk County
Company F - principally recruited from New York City
Company H - principally recruited from Greenport, Southold, Mattituck and Orient, all of Suffolk County
Company K - principally recruited from Greenport, Sag Harbor, Riverhead, Southampton and Bridgehampton, all of Suffolk County
Source Material[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.
- DellaRocca, Antohny, Historian and Webmaster, interactive website dedicated to the 127th New York Infantry.
- 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)
- McGrath, Franklin.The history of the 127th New York Volunteers "Monitors" in the War for the Preservation of the Union - September 8th, 1862, June 30th, 1865. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Library of Congress, Photo duplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486488
- Phisterer, Frederick.New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Albany, N.Y.: J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496
- United States. Army. Re-union, June 30th, 1890: 127th Regiment New York Volunteers, Sept. 8th, 1862-June 30th, 1865, (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America,1992). FHL fiche 6083828
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 127th (1862-1865). The history of the 127th New York Volunteers, "Monitors" : in the war for the preservation of the Union, September 8th, 1862, June 30th, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992), FHL fadd sourceiche 6083829
- 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]
- 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).
- New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 127th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/127thInf/127thInfMain.htm (accessed 9 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY127.php (accessed 9 December 2010)