189th Infantry Regiment

Mustered in: August to September 1864
Mustered out: June 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 26, 1864, Col. Wm. A. Olmstead, succeeded by Col. William W. Hayt, received authority to recruit this regiment; it was organized at Elmira, and to complete its organization four companies, A, C, G and H, originally recruited for the 175th Infantry, were assigned to it; it was mustered in the service of the United States for one year in August and September, 1864. Company K, on arriving in the field, was transferred to the 15th Engineers, but was replaced, December 16, 1864, by a new company, Amos Soper's Independent Company, mustered in September 23, 1864.

The companies were recruited principally: A at Bath; B at Bolivar, Wirt, Clarksville, Friendship, New Hudson, Caneadea and Alma; C at Wheeler, Bath, Avoca, Canoga and Urbana; D at Brookfield, Hamilton and Oswego; E in Oswego county; F at Constantia; G at Cohocton, Avoca and Wayland; H. at Bath; I in Allegany county; and K at Camden, Annsville, Lee, Paris, Westmoreland, Verona, Vernon and Vienna; and second Company K, at Florence, Camden, Boonville, Avon, Westmoreland, Verona, Rome and Utica.

Companies D, E, G and K left the State September 18; the remaining companies October 23, 1864; the regiment served in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps; and, commanded by Col. Allen L. Burr, was honorably discharged and mustered out May 30 and June 1, 1865, near Washington, D. C.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 5 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 3 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 70 enlisted men; total, 2 officers, 78 enlisted men; aggregate, 80.

Other Resources

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Rogers, William H. History of the One hundred and eighty-ninth regiment of New-York volunteers, by Rev. Wm. H. Rogers, Chaplain. New York: John A. Gray & Green, printers, 1865.


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