187th Infantry Regiment
Mustered in: October 8-13, 1864
Mustered out: July 1, 1865
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
September 1, 1864, Col. William F. Berens received authority to recruit this regiment, with headquarters at Buffalo; it was organized at Buffalo; only nine companies were recruited, and Companies A, C, D, E, G and I were mustered in the service of the United States for one year October 8 and 13, 1864; Company B joined the regiment February 14, 1865; F in May, 1865; H November 24, 1864. The 65th Regiment of the National Guard of the State formed the nucleus and furnished a large number of men to the regiment.
The companies were recruited principally: A at Buffalo, Tonawanda, Ashford, Great Valley, Franklinville, East Hamburg and Dunkirk; C at Ellicottsville, Ashford, Lancaster and Hinsdale; D at Great Valley, Alden, Ellicottsville, Groveland and Lockport; E at Great Valley, Hanover, Hillsdale, Alexander and Harmony; G at Bennington, Sheldon, Lockport, Ellicottsville, Java, Wilson, Royalton and Syracuse; H at Buffalo, Mansfield, Groveland, Royalton, Elmira, Pomfret and Great Valley; I at Dunkirk and New Albion; B and F in the same localities as the other companies.
The regiment, then six companies only, Lieut.-Col. Daniel Myers, left the State October 17, 1864; it served in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, and, under Colonel Myers, was mustered out and honorably discharged July 1, 1865, near Washington, D. C.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 8 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 7 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 32 enlisted men; total, 47.