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194th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

A New Regiment The 194th N. Y. V.
— We are informed that by a recent order of the War Department, authority has been granted for the raising of five new volunteer regiments in this State. The number of the regiment for this district, comprising the counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne, Monroe, Yates, Livingston, and Steuben, and others, as designated above, will be the 194th N. Y. V. Lieutenant Colonel W. J. Corning, of Palmyra, Wayne country, recently Lieutenant Colonel of the 111th N. Y. V., has been commissioned to command the new organization. He is spoken of as a brave and efficient officer, as one who has fought his way to well earned laurels by honorable service, since the war began, taking an active part in the celebrated Peninsula campaign, and the movements of the Army of the Potomac, embracing Grant's advance on Richmond, being engaged in all the prominent battles from the Rapidan to the James. The second in command is to be Major L. J. Jones, of the 14th N. Y. V., of Havana, Schuyler county, who has proved himself an excellent officer, and seen severe experience in the battles of the Army of the Potomac from the Rapidan to the Weldon Railway. Volunteers are allowed to join the regiment at once, although it is quite probable that the organization will not be completed until the first of May, those joining in the meantime, remaining at this rendezvous until the organization is finished. In the meantime as bounties are not yet determined by the Legislature, the highest will be paid that recruits are receiving anywhere. Opportunity is also given for any one who desires to raise a certain proportion of men, to earn a place as one of the commissioned officers of the regiment. Further particulars will shortly appear in our advertising columns. For those recruits who prefer a new regiment the opportunity seems to be an excellent one. They will be commanded by veteran officers, those who appreciate the ability and wants of the good soldier, who have earned their experience from many a hard fought field, who will suffer nothing to lack to render their regiment one the most efficient and honored in the service. We commend it cheerfully to the attention of all our gallant and patriotic men who are eagerly volunteering for the brave deeds and kindly renown they may earn by good service in the cause of their country.


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Last modified: May 19, 2006

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