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187th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 42 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Eighty-seventh New York Infantry. Lieut. -Col., Daniel
Myers; Maj,, Conrad Seeber. This regiment was recruited in the counties of Erie,
Chautauqua and Cattaraugus and was organized at Buffalo. Only 9 companies were recruited,
of which Cos. A, C, D, E, G and I were mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 8-13, 1864,
for one year; Co. B joined the regiment Feb. 14. 1865; F in May, 1865, and H in Nov.,
1864. A large number of the men were from the 65th National Guard of the state. As a
battalion of only six companies, the regiment left the state on Oct. 15, 1864, and joined
Grant's army before Petersburg. On its arrival it was assigned to Gregory's brigade,
Griffin's division, 5th corps, and took an honorable part in the battle at Hatcher's run,
where its loss was 77 killed, wounded and missing. In December it took part in the
Hicksford raid and was again engaged at Hatcher's run in Feb., 1865, with a loss of 8
wounded and missing. In the final Appomattox campaign, it fought at White Oak ridge, Five
Forks, the fall of Petersburg and Appomattox, having 5 men wounded during the campaign.
Under Col. Myers, the regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out at Washington, D.
C, July 1, 1865, having lost by death during its term of service 15 enlisted men killed
and mortally wounded; 32 enlisted men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 47.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2