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141st Infantry Regiment
Civil War

History

Mustered in: September 11, 1862
Mustered out: June 8, 1865

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Colonel Samuel G. Hathaway, Jr., received authority, August 14, 1862, to recruit this regiment in the then 27th Senatorial District of the State; it was organized at Elmira, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 11, 1862. June 1, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 60th Infantry.
The companies were recruited principally: A at Orange, Havana, Piermont, Hector, Cayuta, Reading, Dix and Catharine; B at Havana, Tyrone, Wayne, Orange, Catharine, Cayuta, Hornby, Dix, Bradford and Hector; C at Elmira, Chemung and Van Etten; D at Corning; E at Bath, Corning, Erwin, Thurston, Avoca, Campbell and Wheeler; F at Hornellsville, Fremont and Dansville; G at Rathbone, Addison, Tuscarora, Woodhull and Elmira; H at Canisteo, Howard, Greenwood, West Union and Bath; and I and K at Elmira.
The regiment left the State September 15, 1862; it served at Laurel Hill, Middle Department, 8th Corps, from September 16, 1862; in the defenses of Washington, in Casey's Division, from October 1862; in 2d Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, from December, 1862; in the same, 22d Corps, from February, 1863; in 3d, Potter's, Brigade, Gurney's Division, Department of Virginia, at Suffolk, Va., from April, 1863; in 2d Brigade, Gordon's Division, 7th Corps, from May, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps, from June, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 3d Division, nth Corps, from July, 1863; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2Oth Corps, from April, 1864; and, commanded by Col. Andrew J. McNett, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 8, 1865, near Washington, D. C.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 38 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 33 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 172 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 243 enlisted men; aggregate, 249; of whom 10 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

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 Forty-first Infantry.—Cols., Samuel G. Hathaway, John W. Dininy, William K. Logie, Andrew J. McNett; Lieut-Cols., James C. Beecher, William K. Logie, Edward L. Patrick, Andrew J. McNett, Charles W. Clanharty; Majs., John W. Dininy, Edw. L. Patrick, Chas. W. Clanharty, Elisha G. Baldwin. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben—the 27th senatorial district—was organized at Elmira, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 11, 1862. The regiment left for Washington on the 15th, and in April, 1863, was ordered to Suffolk, Va., in the 3d (Potter's) brigade, Gur-ney's division, Department of Virginia, In June and July, following, it was engaged with slight loss at Diascund bridge, and Crump's cross-roads. In July, 1863, it joined the 2nd brigade (Krzyzanow-ski's), 3d division (Schurz's), nth corps, with which command it went to Tennessee in September and joined Grant's army at Chattanooga. In October it went to the support of the 12th corps at Wauhatchie, sustaining a few casualties, and the following month was present at the battle of Missionary ridge. When the 11th and 12th corps were consolidated in April, 1864, to form the 20th, the 141st was assigned to the 1st (Knipe's) brigade, 1st (Williams') division of the new corps. It moved on the Atlanta campaign early in May and bore a conspicuous part in all the important battles which followed, including Resaca, Dallas, Acworth, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek and the siege of Atlanta. The regiment was heavily engaged at the battle of Resaca, where it lost 15 killed and 77 wounded; at Kennesaw mountain, including the engagement , at Golgotha, Nose's creek and Kolb's farm, it lost 12 in killed, wounded and missing; and at Peachtree creek, it experienced the hardest fighting of the campaign, being under a severe front and flank fire for nearly 4 hours, and repulsing three charges of the enemy. The casualties here were 15 killed and 65 wounded. Among those killed was the gallant young Col. Logie, and among the severely wounded were Lieut.-Col. McNett and Maj. Clanharty. The regiment started on the campaign with 22 officers and 434 enlisted men. Its casualties in battle up to Sept. I amounted to 210. It remained at Atlanta until Nov. 15, when it started with Sherman on the march to the sea. It took part in the siege of Savannah and the following year closed its active service with the campaign through the Carolinas, losing a few men in the battle of Averasboro, .N. C. After Johnston's surrender it marched on to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was there mustered out on June 8, 1865, under Col. McNett. It lost by death from wounds 4 officers and 71 men; by disease and other causes, 2 officers and 172 men—total, 249.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Civil War Newspaper Clippings
This is also available in PDF format. These are large files; however, they are exact images of the pages.
      Pages 1 - 10
      Pages 11 - 20
      Pages 21 - 30
      Pages 31 - 40
      Pages 41 - 51

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 ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@mail.mil 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.

Aldrich, Mijaman T., and Karen H. Taracks. Civil War letters of Mijaman T. Aldrich, Union soldier, Steuben County, New York. Ypsilanti, Mich. : K.H. Taracks. 105 leaves ; 28 cm.
Typescript transcription of letters dated Oct. 25, 1858 through Oct. 23, 1864, most of which were written by Private Aldrich.
Reproduction: Photocopy of typescript."
Located at Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

Barber, Alfred E. Alfred E. Barber Papers,ca. 1863-1864.
The collection contains a diary, documents, 7 carte de visite photographs, and leather document case of Alfred E. Barber, a Civil War lieutenant, New York Infantry, 141st Regiment (Vol.), Company G, ca. 1863-1864. Barber was the great uncle of the donor of the collection, Mrs. Dean W. Meeker.
2 linear feet (1 thin oversize box).
Finding aid online at: www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6c6006mh
Located at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Brink, Hellen Kelly. I thought it my duty to go to my country's call! : The civil war letters of John McIntosh Kelly and Maryett Babcock Kelly of Fremont, Steuben County, New York. 1862-1865. Steuben County Historical Society, 2007.
Available for sale from Steuben County Historical Society, PO Box 349, Bath NY 14810.
(607) 776-9930. steuben349@yahoo.com
Thank you to Kirk House for pointing this resource out.

Dillon, E. Gordon. E. Gordon Dillon collection,1794-1891 (bulk 1862-1891).
Items relating to the history of the Town of Salem, N.Y. include: assessment rolls and tax lists, 1795-1805; account of town finances, 1794; and summonses and notices to collect on judgements, 1794-1805. The bulk of the collection consists of material relating to the Civil War. Reports written by Col. James Selfridge detail the operations of the 46th Regiment (Pennsylvania) during the 1865 campaign from Savannah to Goldsboro, and of the 123rd and 141st New York Volunteers during the occupation of Atlanta and the capture of Savannah, 1864. Remaining items concern Lt. Robert C. Cruickshank, who is mentioned in Selfridge's reports, and include his commissions and promotions, muster rolls and provision reports, receipts, and two letters, 1862-91.
1.0 cubic ft.
Located at the Washington County Historian's Department, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, N.Y. 12828.

Houghton, Charles A.  The Charles A. Houghton papers,1858-1865.
Contains the following type of materials: correspondence. Contains information pertaining to the following wars: Civil War -- Eastern theater, -- Atlantic coast, -- Western theater, --Northern interior. Contains information pertaining to the following military units: 141st New York Infantry Regiment; 72nd New York Infantry Regiment; 86th New York Infantry Regiment; 84th New York Infantry Regiment. General description of the collection: The Charles A Houghton papers include soldiers letters, 141st, August 1862-June 1865; campaigns: Suffolk Peninsula, 1863, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Chattanooga, Resaca, New Hope Church, Atlanta, march to the sea, Savannah, and Carolinas; served: Laurel, Maryland, Arlington, and White House Virginia; Shell Mound, Tennessee, Nickajack, Georgia, Stanton General Hospital, District of Columbia; cattle herd; longs for home, Lindleytown, NY; letters, 72nd,1863; 86th,1861-1864; and 84th, 1862-1865.
1 box.
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.

Miscellaneous Collection, 1797-1919.
23 v.
Account book of Ira Davenport store in Hornellsville, 1830-32; minute book of Hornell Symposium, 1899-1903; account book of Ebenezer Houghton of Putney, Vt., for shoemaking and farming, 1797-1803, with later entries, and Houghton family record; arithmetic copy book, c.1825; scrapbook of Hornell V-J Day Celebrations, 1949-51; scrapbook of local theater ads, bills, and programs, 1893-1904; scrapbook of World War I events in Hornell; minute book of Hornell Women's Christian Temperance Union, 1888-94; meteorological diary kept at Hornellsville, 1821, 1833-68; autograph books of Blanche and Lottie Storms, c.1887-90, and of Morris Lloyd, 1879-83.
Other items are personal scrapbook of Laura Barney, 1915-18; photo album of building of Hornell Reservoir; scrapbook of newspaper articles by Miles W. Hawley on early history of Hornellsville and his letters from 141st Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers, 1863-64; three volumes of bound almanacs, 1820-80, also Ayer's Almanac for 1889 in 21 languages; Sanborn map of Hornellsville, 1898; atlases of Allegany and Steuben Counties.
Located at the Hornell Public Library, Hornell, New York 14843.

Oellig, Charles, et al. The Charles Oellig collection, 1848-1930.
1 box.
Contains a collection of photocopied letters from the following U.S. soldiers: Samuel A. Bullock, Co. H., 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (1864); Albert C. Bushman, Co. I, 129th New York Volunteer Infantry (1862); a Union soldier's letter from Camp Hamilton, Va. (1861?); James Collard, Co. A., 38th Pa. Volunteer Infantry (1861); A.L. Gridley, Co. H., 50th New York Volunteer Engineers (1864); Solomon Mick, Co. K., 7th Pa. Cavalry (1861, 1864-65), plus a marriage certificate (1848); George H. Nye, Co. K., 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry (1862). Silas R. Rhodes, Co. F., 141st New York Volunteer Infantry (1864); Louis H. Wint, 2nd Pa. Heavy Artillery Battery (1862); "Raymond", Pa. Infantry Regiment 15th (1898); C.M. Crone, Co. F., 316 Infantry (1918); Howard Nissley, Co. K., 146th Infantry (1918); Percy Swab, 316th Infantry Band (1917-1919). Other documents include: issue of DAILY DUTIES OF THE 179TH REGIMENT P.M." (n.d.); declaration for the organization of a company to be part of the Pa. National Guard (1873); programs of the Military Athletic League of Philadelphia (1912-1916); World War I maps and documents on the military career of Lt. Joseph Fornance and Base Section 2, S.O.S., A.E.F. France (1912-1929); special orders from the 28th Division, A.E.F. including registers of members (1918); some purchase agreements for land in Lebanon County, Pa. for Indiantown Gap Association.
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.

Reimann, Valentine. Papers, 1844-1903.
12 items.
Reimann was a German immigrant settled in New York state. His papaers contain correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, and genealogical information on the Cornwall and Lawrence families. Included is material on Civil War service in Company H, 141st Regiment, of New York state.
Located at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Rhodes, Silas R. OelligColl
(Enlisted man's letter, Dec 17, 1864) Roster of Officers.2p.
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.

Russell, Andrew J.  Auger on a Blanket. 1863. Salt print ; 15.3 x 20.3 cm.
Auger on a Blanket
See www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=69181 for the original.

Janowksi, Diane L. "Timeline of the 141st New York Infantry." The Chemung Historical Journal, 49:3. (2004) p. 5449-5453 : ill.

Six colored views : Camps of New York regiments during the Civil War.
[6] leaves of plates : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 x 37 cm.
Contents: Fort Ethan Allen, Garrisoned by the 4th N.Y. Heavy Artillery. Col. D. Doubleday, Commdg. -- Camp Pomroy, 111th Regiment, New York. Col. J. Segoine, Commdg.-- Camp Chase, 147th Regt. N.Y.S.V. Col. A.S. Warner, Commdg. -- Fort Pennsylvania, Head Quarters of the 113th Regt. N.Y.S.V. Col. O.L. Morricee, Commdg. -- Camp Seward, 170th N.Y.V. 2d Regiment, Corcoran's Legion, Col. Peter McDermott, Lieut. Col. J.P. McIvor -- Camp Hathaway, 141st Regt. N.Y.S.V.S.G. Hathaway, Col. Commanding.
Located at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Van Wagoner, Charles. (Composer). Record of the 141st N.Y. V. Infantry. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984.
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Microreproduction of original holograph (245, [11] p., [14] leaves of plates : ill., maps) made in 1895 in possession of James E. Andrus.
Includes military history, rosters, deaths.
In addition to company rosters, the manuscript has a fair amount of chronological narrative detail and several maps. 
Located at: the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thank you to Ed Rutan for pointing out this resource.

Van Wagoner, Charles. "From Wauhatchie to the capture of Savannah, an interesting narrative from the diary of." In Annual report of the State historian of New York, III, p. 107-27.

Woodhouse, Zina.  Zina Woodhouse Civil War diary,1863-1864.
Woodhouse kept this daily account of his wartime experiences in a printed Daily pocket remembrancer for 1863. The first sixteen pages contain a printed monthly calendar. Each diary page contains three days and Woodhouse records brief entries noting his activities: laundry, practicing the drum, marching (including locations), writing and receiving letters from home, drawing pay, and the named deaths of his comrades. On the memoranda pages he lists the places his regiment marched to, and lists names of men from whom he either borrowed or loaned money and the amount. In the cash account section he lists his pay received and continues his diary entries from 1-31 January (with entries only through the 24th). On blank pages at the back of the book he copied out the poem, The Indian Lament. On the endpapers he records additional financial accounts. Woodhouse records the deaths of Wilber Hubberd [William F. Hubbard], 27 Mar. 1863; Samuel Stewart (Co. H), 24 May 1863; David McCann, 16 June 1863; Elisha Wright (Co. C), 12 August 1863; Daniel O. Day (Co. F), 7 Sept. 1863; and Charles Harridon [Charles A. Harrdon] (Co. D), 20 Oct. 1863.
161 p. ; 11 cm.
Located at Pennsylvania State University.PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.

 

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