187th Infantry Regiment
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Mustered in: October 8-13, 1864
Mustered out: July 1, 1865
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.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
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