185th Infantry Regiment
Nickname: Sixth Onondaga County Regiment; Onondaga And Cortland Regiment; Otsego Regiment
Mustered in: September 19, 1864
Mustered out: May 30, 1865
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
This regiment, Col. Edwin S. Jenney, was organized under State orders, dated August 26, 1864, at Syracuse, and there mustered in the service of the United States for one year; Companies A, B, C, D, E, G, H and I September 19, 1864; Company F September 25, 1864; and K September 21, 1864. The few three years' men in the regiment were, May 30, 1865, transferred to the 5th Veteran Infantry.
The companies were recruited principally: A at Lysander and Syracuse; B at Syracuse and Salina; C at Syracuse; D at Syracuse, Salina, Otisco, Clay and Geddes; E at Homer, Cortlandville, Syracuse, Truxton and Taylor; F at Cortland, Syracuse, Virgil and Taylor; G at Marathon, Freetown, Willet and Cincinnatus; H at Syracuse, Spafford and Baldwins-ville; I at Fabius, Syracuse and Baldwinsville; and K at Skaneateles and Syracuse.
The regiment left the State September 27, 1864; it served in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, and, commanded by Col. Gustavus Sniper, it was honorably discharged and mustered out May 30, 1865, near Washington, D. C.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 36 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 23 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 33 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 92 enlisted men; aggregate, 98.