147th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 147th regiment was organized at Oswego, Oswego County, and mustered in September 22, 1862.
They marched to Washington, D. C., May 1-12, 1865. It was also known as the "Oswego Regiment". The regiment mustered out June 7, 1865. The Veterans and Recruits transferred to 91st New York Infantry. [1][2][3]

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 147th Infantry Regiment. This site also gives the  DEDICATION OF MONUMENT 147TH REGIMENT INFANTRY, July 1, 1888, ADDRESS BY CAPT. J. V. PIERCE (accessed 16 December 2010).

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 147th New York Infantry Regiment in the war (accessed 16 December 2010).

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 Oswego, Oswego County

Company B - principally recruited from Oswego, Oswego County

Company C - principally recruited from Richland, Albion and Williamstown, all of Oswego County

Company D - principally recruited from Fulton, Granby and Volney, all of Oswego County

Company E - principally recruited from Sandy Creek, Redfield, Boylston and Orwell, all of Oswego County

Company F - principally recruited from Mexico, Palermo and New Haven, all of Oswego County

Company G - principally recruited from Oswego and Scriba of Oswego County

Company H - principally recruited from Constantia, Parish, Amboy and West Monroe, all of Oswego County

Company I - principally recruited from Oswego, Oswego County

Company K - principally recruited from Oswego, Scriba and Fulton, all of Oswego 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.
  • Ebert, Thomas J. 147th New York Volunteer Infantry : September 22, 1862 - June 7, 1865, the Oswego Regiment : a documentary history.(Clovis, California : T.J. Ebert, 2009) FHL 974.7 M2et v. 1, v. 2, v. 3
  • Hendrix, Dorothy Kincheloe; Dutton, Grove Henry.A leaf from army life : the background and experiences of a Civil War soldier. ([Orem, Ut.?] : D.K. Hendrix, c1995) FHL 921.73 D954h and (FHL film 1425203 Item 4.
  • Parsons, David K.; Parsons, Marie K. Bugles echo across the valley. (Sandy Creek, New York : Write to Print, c1994-1995), FHL book 974.742 D3w
  • 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. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 147th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/147thInf/147thInfMain.htm (accessed 16 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY147.php (accessed 16 December 2010)