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Mahopac Falls NY Smith Family 1800s Putnam County

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Re: Mahopac Falls NY Smith Family 1800s Putnam County

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Wm. Henry Harrison Smith
United States Civil War Soldiers Index
Name Wm. Henry Harrison Smith
Event Type Military Service
Military Beginning Rank Private
Military Final Rank Private
Military Side Union
State or Military Term New York
Military Unit 7th Regiment, New York State Militia (30 days, 1861)
Military Company C
Affiliate Film Number 132
William Henry Harrison Smith
United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards
Name William Henry Harrison Smith
Event Type Pension
Event Date 1907-1933
Event Place United States
Form Type Army Invalid
Name: William H Smith
Residence: Kent, New York
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 27 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Kent, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, New York 6th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 02 Sep 1862.Mustered out on 20 Jun 1863 at Fort Schuyler, NY Harbor.Transferred to Company G, New York 6th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 22 Apr 1864.Mustered out on 15 Jan 1865 at Washington, DC.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
6th Heavy Artillery Regiment
Civil War
Anthony Wayne Guard

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 as the 135th regiment of infantry: September 2, 1862.
Designated 6th regiment of heavy artillery: October 3,1862.
Mustered out: August 24, 1865.

Col. Lewis G. Morris, succeeded by Col. Wm. H. Morris, received August 14, 1862, authority to recruit a regiment in the counties of Putnam, Rockland and Westchester. The regiment was organized under Col. W. H. Morris and Lieut.-Col. J. Howard Kitching, at Yonkers, as the 135th Regiment of Infantry, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years, September 2, 1862; having been converted into an artillery regiment, it was, October 6, 1862, designated the 6th Regiment of Artillery, and two additional companies were recruited for it and mustered, December 4, 1862, in the United States service for three years; Company M was consolidated into Company A, January 26, 1864, and a new company formed of the men recruited by M. R. Pierce, for the 14th Artillery, transferred to this regiment January 13, 1864; February 2, 1864, surplus men of the I4th and 16th Artillery, about 400, were also transferred to this regiment. June 28, 1865, the men whose term of service would expire October I, 1865, were, under the command of Col. George C. Kibbe, mustered out at Petersburg, Va.; those remaining were organized into a battalion of four companies, A, B, C and D; and there were added to them, July 19, 1865, the men not discharged at the muster-out of their regiments, of the 10th Artillery, forming Companies L, F and G, and of the 13th Artillery, forming Companies H, I, K, L and M, thus reorganizing the regiment.

The original companies were recruited principally: A and F at Peekskill and Yonkers; B at Greenburgh, White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison and Mt. Pleasant; C at West Farms; D at Somers, North Salem, Bedford and Poundridge; E at Port Chester, Harrison, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck and Rye; G at South East, Kent and Carmel; H at Morrisania; I at Ossining, New Castle, Yorktown, Cortland, Mt. Pleasant and Bedford; K at Orangetown, White Plains, West Farms, Clarkstown, Scarsdale and Greenburgh; L at Cold Springs, Carmel, Yorktown and Greenborough, at Paterson and town of Kent, N. J.; and Company M at Haverstraw, Yonkers, Somers, Poundridge, Bedford, Mt. Pleasant, North Salem and New Castle.

The regiment (ten companies) left the State, September 5, 1862, and served in the Railroad Division of the 8th Corps, Middle Department, from September, 1862; Companies L and M joined it at Baltimore, Md., in December, 1862; the regiment served at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., defenses of the Upper Potomac, from January, 1863; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, from March 27, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Corps, from June, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 3d Corps, Army of Potomac, from July 10, 1863; with the Reserve Artillery, Army of Potomac, as Ammunition Guard from August, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, Reserve Artillery, Army of Potomac, from April, 1864; in the Heavy Artillery Brigade, 5th Corps, from May 13, 1864; in the 3d Division, 5th Corps, from May 30, 1864; in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, from June 2, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, Harden's Division, 22d Corps, from July, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, Kitching's Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, from September 27, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, Ferrero's Division, Army of the James, at Bermuda Hundred, Va., from December, 1864. It served as heavy artillery and infantry.

Commanded by Col. Stephen Baker, the regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out August 24, 1865, near Washington, D. C., having during its service lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 62 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 5 officers, 68 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 6 officers, 278 enlisted men; total, 12 officers, 408 enlisted men; aggregate, 420; of whom 57 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.
Brief History
The 6th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery mustered in September 2, 1862 and mustered out August 24 1863. [1] Men from the 172nd Regiment, New York Infantry were transferred to this unit in December, 1862, as Companies L and M, and parts of Companies B, D, I and K of the same.[2]
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
The Civil War Archive section, 6th Regiment Heavy Artillery "Anthony Wayne Guard", (accessed 1 August 2012),
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A – Principally recruited in Westchester County.
Company B – Principally recruited in Westchester County.
Company C – Principally recruited in West Farms, the Bronx.
Company D – Principally recruited in Westchester County.
Company E – Principally recruited in Westchester County.
Company F – Principally recruited in Westchester County.
Company G – Principally recruited in Putnam County.
Company H – Principally recruited in The Bronx.
Company I – Principally recruited in Westchester County and Cortland County.
Company K – Principally recruited in The Bronx in New York City, and in Rockland County and Westchester County.
Company L – Principally recruited in Putnam County, Westchester County, and Oswego County and in Kent, New Jersey.
Company M – Principally recruited in Rockland County and Westchester County.
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Civil War Battles or Campaigns 6th NY Artillery participated in:
Service history
Active September 2, 1862 – October 3, 1862
(As 135th New York State Volunteers)
October 3, 1862 – August 24, 1865
(As 6th New York Heavy Artillery)
Battles American Civil War
Battle of Manassas Gap
Mine Run Campaign
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg
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