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138th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
Second Auburn Regiment; Second Cayuga Regiment; Wayne County Regiment


Mustered in: September 8, 1862
Designated 9th regiment of heavy artillery: December 19, 1862

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, organized in August and September, 1862, was converted into a regiment of artillery, December 19, 1862, designated the 9th Artillery, under which title its record will be found.

The following is taken from 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. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Infantry.—This regiment, organized in the fall of 1862, was converted into a regiment of artillery in December. (See 9th Heavy Artillery.)

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Clement family papers, 1830-1967.
This collection consists of the family records for the years 1830-1967 of the Christopher Clement family. Included in the collection are items related to his service in the 138th Regiment, 11th Brigade, 14th Infantry Division of the New York Militia. Also in the collection are several pieces of personal correspondence from family members and friends; a scrap of paper with music notations; multiplication tables; a biography of Aaron Clements; and typed genealogies of the descendants of Christopher Clement and another prominent Michigan resident, Elihu Benson.
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Located at the Archives of Michigan.

McDowell, Charles. Ever true : a Union private and his wife : Civil War letters of Private Charles McDowell, New York Ninth Heavy Artillery. Bowie, Md. Heritage Books, 2004.

"Partial history of the 138th New York : Better known as the Ninth New York Heavy Artillery." Neighbor’s Home Mail. 1879. 103.

Snyder, Charles M. "A teen-age G.I. in the Civil war." New York History. XXXV 1954. 14-31.


Items in the museum collection are in bold.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: January 19, 2018

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