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Our popular "Where the Boys Were" section outgrew its spot on our main page long ago. For over eighteen years we've risen to the challenge of posting great info about our county heroes. Current articles are updated if we receive new information. We hope you visit this section on a regular basis and will contribute your veteran's data as so many other researchers have. We'd like to see more Civil War pension records and letters come in, as well as notification of good sites to link to of interest to Mohawk Valley researchers.

A special feature of this section, the Military Roll of Honor, showcases your own relatives' participation in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. If your ancestor or relative was born, raised or lived in Herkimer or Montgomery County, NY, send us their name, town and the war they served in for inclusion on the Military Honor Roll. Of special interest are Herkimer/Montgomery veterans who moved on and served in other states.


What's New on our Military Page

Civil War Poems of Imilda Wendell

Info about Michael Stephen O'Brien added to Civil War 34th Infantry Roster

Info about Thomas M. and Armineus S. Rounds added to Civil War 34th Infantry Roster

Info about John LaMontain added to Civil War 34th Infantry Roster

Herkimer/Montgomery Counties NY Military Roll of Honor: profiles of and tributes to ancestors who lived in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties, sent in by our visitors.
Part 1      Part 2      Part 3

Herkimer/Montgomery Counties Memorial Day 1997 Roll of Honor: a large listing of ancestors from Herkimer and Montgomery, submitted by site visitors. So successful that we created a year-round Roll of Honor. This file is 17 years old as of Memorial Day 20134 so email addresses are likely not up-to-date. If you find that an email address no longer works, please advise us, with "1997 Military Honor Roll" as the subject of your email. However, we're unable to assist you in tracking down a researcher. If we knew a researcher's current email address, the address posted would have been updated.

Our Own Revolutionary War Information

Roster of the 1st Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Roster of the 3rd Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Roster of the 4th Regiment of the Tryon County Militia
Rosters of the Rangers of the Tryon County Militia
New York State Privateers and Seamen of the Revolutionary War
Tryon County Militia - Minutemen and Associated Exempts

1835 Rev. War Pensioners of Herkimer Co., N.Y.
Surviving Herkimer County 1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

Bloody Gulch at Oriskany - Battle of Oriskany Poem
Baron Steuben and His Road
Captain Henry Eckler, Hero of the Revolution
Old Fort Herkimer Cemetery Photos
"Fort Hunter" and "The Massacre of German Flats": French & Indian War
French Attack on the German Flatts: French & Indian War
Major Andrew Finck
Adam Helmer's Run: A Story for Young Readers
Adam Helmer's Famous Run
General Nicholas Herkimer: A Story for Young Readers
The Roster of Oriskany
Postcard of the Oriskany Monument
Local Contributors to the Oriskany Monument Fund
Installation of Gen. Herkimer Monument
Roster of Herkimer County DAR Real Daughters The Adventures of John Pettit, Soldier of the American Revolution
Shells Bush Monument
Old Yellow Church Revolutionary War Soldier Monument: Town of Manheim, Herkimer Co.
Revolutionary War Patriot Burials, Herkimer County

The Other Side

Land Owners of the Mecklenburg District (Ontario, Canada), 1790
Mohawk Valley Loyalist Claims
Short Bios of Mohawk Valley Loyalists

Between the Two Great Wars

Herkimer County Militia Officers
Roster of Capt. Jared Smith's Regiment, Sept. 14, 1811
Captain Zachariah P. Townsend's Company: 27th Regiment Detached Militia; Lieutenant Colonel Christopher P. Bellinger, Commander; Oliver Collins, Brigadier General. Muster Roll September 20th, 1814
Regimental Muster Roll of (Commissioned) Officers in the Militia, 26th Regiment, 5th Brigade and 3rd Division of the New York State Artillery, August 1, 1827
Herkimer County Men of the War of 1812
Hiram Cronk, Last Survivor of the War of 1812
Widow's Pension Application of Elizabeth Small Hilts on Service of George G. Hilts
Widow's Pension Application of Anna Nancy Hilts on Service of Nicholas G. Hilts

Bounty Land Application of Nicholas G. Hilts
Officers of the 26th Regt. in 1859
Officers of the 38th Regt. in 1859

Our Own Civil War Information

Transcripts from the 1890 U.S. Surviving Veterans and Widows Census:

Herkimer County Pensioners on the Roll, Jan. 1, 1883
Columbia Civil War Soldiers: 1861-1865
Civil War Soldiers From the Town of German Flatts, Herkimer County
Newport in the Civil War
Veterans Buried in the Town of Newport, Herkimer County: this includes men of 4 wars, inc. the Revolution.
Civil War Soldiers From the Town of Ohio
Civil War Soldiers From the Town of Stark, Herkimer County
Civil War Volunteers from Stark
Civil War Soldiers From the Town of Warren, Herkimer County
Winfield, Herkimer County, Civil War Soldiers Monument
Winfield Men in the 101st NY Volunteer Infantry
Herk. Co. Delegates to 1917 GAR Encampment
Oak Hill Cemetery Civil War Burials 1884
Herkimer County Military Burial Report 1903
Herkimer Co. Military Burial Report 1910
Herkimer Co. Military Burial Report 1911
More Civil War "Strays" of Herkimer/Montgomery Counties
Civil War Miscellanea of Herkimer County
Civil War Soldiers Originally from Schoharie County, NY
Lincoln's Speech at Little Falls

Civil War Poems of Imilda Wendell

Postcard of Remington Arms Co. Works

Peter Shaffer of Little Falls, NY - profile of soldier of the 44th NY Vol. Inf.

Albert F. Smith of Little Falls, NY - profile of soldier of 1st N.Y. Lt. Art.


Herkimer County Members of the 1st NY Lt. Artillery, Battery A
Herkimer County Members of the 2nd NY Artillery, Company K
Pvt. Andrew W. Lewis, Co. K, 2nd NY Art
Herkimer County Members of the 2nd NY Mounted Rifles, Company M
Civil War Soldiers of the 14th NY Artillery
Herkimer County Members of the 16th NY Artillery, Companies B, D and F
Montgomery County Members of the 16th NY Artillery, Companies F and H
Herkimer County Members of the 18th NY Cavalry
Company G. Roster Update Herkimer County Members of the 34th NY Volunteer Infantry
Herkimer County Members of the 44th NY Volunteer Infantry: Ellsworth's Avengers
Herkimer County Members of the 81st NY Volunteer Infantry, Company I
Herkimer County Members of the 97th NY Infantry ("Conkling Rifles"), Companies A, D, E, F, G, H, I and K
1909 Reunion of the 97th N.Y. Vols.


Col. Clinton Beckwith and the 121st NY Vols.
Civil War Letter of George H. Bloodough, 97th NY Infantry, Company G
The Civil War Pension Application of George H. Borst
The Coakley Family of Warren in the Civil War
The Civil War Letters of George W. Collins
Pvt. Zachariah Fellows, Co. G, 97th NY Vols.
Disability Claim of Daniel Monroe Harter, Herkimer County
Affidavit for Pension Increase of George William Hilts
Mother's Claim of Polly Casler Hilts
Affidavit of Archibald B. Snow on Service of James Kenna, 97th N.Y. Vols.
Colonel Timothy O'Brien, Little Falls native and member of the 152nd NY Volunteers
Affidavit of John Van Buren on Service of David Van Buren, 44th N.Y. Vols.
The Wallace/Netherway Family Papers: includes references to many people of Ohio and Wilmurt Township
Rulof W. Wheeler, 16th NY Heavy Artillery, Herkimer County
Civil War Pension Papers of William H. Wood
Civil War Papers of Robert Sylvester Young/Youngs, 1st NY Artillery Co. A, Herkimer County; a. Discharge Papers, b. Widow's Pension Award
McIntosh Family, Ohio, Wilmurt and Russia, Herkimer County
Haskell Family, Herkimer County, includes CW, WWI and WWII vets

Herkimer County in Other Wars

Men of Schuyler in Three Wars
Mohawk Valley Men in the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Veterans 2nd Regiment Company G Roster
Herkimer County in the World War, 1916-1918, Roster of Veterans
A Mother's Prayer for a Son Killed in WWI
The First WWI Draftees - Herkimer County
Some WWI Soldier Deaths of Herkimer County
Knights of Columbus Members Who Served in WWI
Frankfort WWII Honor Roll
Ilion WWII Honor Roll
Ilion WWII War Dead
Remington Armory and E. Remington & Co.
Remington Family Showcase
The Remington Centennial Book
Ilion and the Wars
Mohawk WWII Honor Roll
Herkimer Men in the Service WWII
Herkimer Men in the Service WWII Pt. 2
Servicemen of the Kuyahoora Valley Region WWII
Joseph Fontanella, Purple Heart Recipient
2nd Lieut. Dennis J. McLaughlin
The Five Moran Brothers of Ohio
Sp. 4 David R. Moran of Gray, NY
Betsy and Helen's Memories of WWII
Cpl. Alden G. Weakley of Newport
Pvt. John Zaborek of Middleville
Herkimer County Vietnam Casualties
Local WWII Vets from Clarkson College

Herkimer/Montgomery Civil War Links to OTHER SITES

New York State and the Civil War

Herkimer County Grand Army of the Republic Posts

GAR Posts and their Namesakes

Union Army Regimental Histories

The Army Heritage & Education Center

See to the Flags!

Roster of Co. G 153rd NY Volunteers : on NYGenWeb Site of the Civil War

Pauth Family of Little Falls: includes Co. K 152nd Inf. Civil War content

New York State Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients

Friends of the Florence Stockade, Florence, SC: the Florence Stockade was in operation for approximately 5 months during the time period of Sept 1864 through Feb 1865. During this time, as many as 15-18,000 Union soldiers were held captive. Of these, 2,802 Union soldiers died; 2,300 of whom are buried as unknowns today. The Florence Stockade has not received the same notoriety as Andersonville, but the conditions were very much the same. Among the soldiers held at Florence were members of the 43rd NY Volunteer Infantry. This site is dedicated to both the memory of the prisoners and those who guarded them.

Historical New York Times Project: direct scans of microfilm shot of nearly every issue of the New York Times during the Civil War.

115th New York Volunteer Infantry, Company A Re-enactment Group in South Florida Andersonville Prison Camp Lookups (Civil War)
If you go to my homepage and to the Atwater Death list link, you will find there were a great majority who died there from New York. My name is Kevin Frye and to get to the point,I do volunteer research at Andersonville Civil War POW camp in Andersonville Georgia. Any research I do is absolutely at NO cost and I am willing to do what I can. I see you have the Macon lookup site as a link, but I have more access to the rosters than what is on the online database.

My sources are the following - There are 2 online databases to do lookups, one by name, one by Company and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list which has the names and grave numbers of some 13000 graves with only 460 marked as "UNKNOWN". This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of the 45,000 who were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of misspellings of the names or alternate names.

I visit the prison site every couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the physical files. I would like to let you know of another service I offer which is to take photos of graves for a small fee. Please see my website which is dedicated to those who passed through the gates of Andersonville.

Roots-L Resources: The American Civil War: includes lists of people with interests in specific units.

Herkimer County Links for Other Wars

New York in the Revolution as colony and state - regimental rosters from the book; a link to another website

Military & Veterans Cemeteries Gravesite Locator Search Engine - link to another site

Tryon County NYGenWeb

If you're interested in early Stark and the Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley, stop by David Flint's Colonial Wars site

1925 Updated Oriskany Roster

Fort Klock Historic Restoration

Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York

The Korean War: soldiers' remains are waiting to be claimed. See what you can do to help identify and arrangements can be made to bring them home for burials in their home state.

NY Soldiers Living in Michigan

National DAR Library

American Revolutionary War From 1776 to 1783: an online book by James Thacher, M.D., Late Surgeon in the American Army

Counterintelligence - Revolution to WWII - an online book

Butler's Rangers

The Oriskany Monument: on the Oneida County NYGenWeb Page

Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), Mohawk: the story of Joseph Brant by Tom Penick.

Butler's Rangers: a bio of Col. John Butler (1728 - 1796), early resident of Fonda, NY and Loyalist leader at the Battle of Oriskany.

Story of Johanna Utter: A tip from Stephan G. Dennie: Johanna Utter was the wife of Martin Sleezer. Martin was a German pressed into service for the Hessian forces and brought to America to fight for the British.He defected and joined the American Army and later married Johanna.They were among the earliest settlers in Fish House along with the Shews.

War of 1812-1814

New York State Archives

Valley Forge National Historic Park: great links and muster rolls

Buffalo Barracks Historical Web Site: Search for military records of enlisted soldiers who served at The Buffalo Barracks between 1835 and 1846

Herkimer County in The World War 1916 to 1918

Herkimer County in The World War 1916 to 1918 Pt. 2

The Herkimer Battalion

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