Long Island & New York - Civil War Information

Where the Men were Obtained
From Frederick Phisterer's New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 3d edition, 1912, volume 1, pages 72-77

"It is impracticable, in fact impossible, to obtain any accurate figures of the number of men furnished during the war by each county, city, town, and village of the state. The best that can be done, is to indicate here the organizations (original or new; recruits not considered) to which the counties of the state contributed men; those marked being entirely recruited in the county, to which they are credited, all others only in part."

Civil War Regiments Arranged By County

In the State at Large:
Infantry: 44th regt.

 Albany County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 7thV, 9th, 17thV, 18th, 20th, 22d, 30th, 34th, 43d, 44th, 61st, 62d, 63d, 91st, 93d, 104th, 148th, 175th, 177th, 179th, 184th, 186th, 188th, 189th, 192d, 194th. Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22d, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 1st and 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., Battery M, 1st; battery C and M, 2d; 4th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 16th; independent batteries, 11th and 12th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 9th.
Engineers: regts., 15th and 50th.

 Allegany County
Infantry: Regts., 21st, 23d, 27th, 64th, 76th, 85th, 104th, 136th, 149th, 160th,179th, 184th, 189th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 5th, 6th, 12th, 15th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., 4th and 13th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st and 15th.

 Broome County
 Infantry: Regts., 27th, 89th, 90th, 109th, 124th, 137th, 155th, 161st, 168th, 179th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 6th, 11th, 1st Veteran, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 3d; independent batteries, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th and 50th.

 Cattaraugus County
 Infantry: Regts., 19th, 37th, 64th, 71st, 85th, 100th, 105th, 102d, 154th, 160th, 179th, 183d, 187th, 188th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 3d, 13th, 14th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 9th.

 Cayuga County
 Infantry: Regts., 19th, 24th, 75th, 111th, 116th, 160th, 193d, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 10th, 11th, 22d, 23d, 24th.
Artillery: Regts., batteries A, C, D, G, K, 3d; 4th, 9th, 16th; independent batteries, 1st.
Engineers: Regts., 15th and 50th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 8th.

 Chautauqua County
 Infantry: Regts., 21st, 49th, 72d, 90th, 100th, 112th, 154th, 156th, 179th, 183d, 187th, 188th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 9th, 15th, 22d.
Artillery: Regts., 13th, 14th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 7th, 8th.

 Chemung County
 Infantry: Regts., 3d, 23d, 33d, 35th, 38th, 86th, 103d, 107th, 141st, 161st, 179th, 187th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 5th, 7th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 24th, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., batteries B, F, K and L, 1st; C and M, 3d; 5th, 13th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 33d.
Engineers: Regts., 15th and 50th.

 Chenango County
 Infantry: Regts., 17th, 17th Veteran, 19th, 26th, 76th, 89th, 90th, 114th, 137th, 157th, 161st, 168th, 176th, 193d.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 10th, 20th, 22d.
Artillery: Regts., battery A, 1st; battery L, 2d; batteries C and M, 3d.

Clinton County
 Infantry: Regts., 16th, 22d, 34th, 60th, 91st, 96th, 118th, 153d, 175th, 186th, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 9th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 25th, 26th, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 13th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

Columbia County
Infantry: Regts., 14th, 20th, 30th, 65th, 91st, 128th, 154th, 156th, 159th, 187th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 15th and 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

 Cortland County
Infantry: Regts., 12th, 19th, 23d, 76th, 93d, 114th, 156th, 157th, 175th, 185th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 10th.
Artillery: Regts., 3d, 16th.

 Delaware County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 71st, 72d, 78th, 89th, 93d, 101st, 144th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 5th, 25th, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 8th, and independent batteries, 8th.

 Dutchess County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 5th, 7th Veteran, 9th, 17th Veteran, 18th, 20th, 30th, 38th, 47th, 57th, 65th, 87th, 128th, 143d, 150th, 154th, 159th, 168th, 176th, 187th,
188th, 192d, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 4th, 6th, 9th, 18th, 25th.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 5th, and independent batteries, 7th, 12th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

Erie County
Infantry: Regts., 12th, 17th Veteran, 21st, 33d, 35th, 36th, 49th, 69th, 78th, 100th, 112th, 116th, 132d, 151st, 155th, 160th, 164th, 176th, 178th, 179th, 187th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 23d, 24th, 26th, 1st and 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery I, 1st; 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, Marine; independent batteries, 11th, 27th, 33d.
Engineers: Regts., 50th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 7th and 8th.

Essex County
Infantry: Regts., 22d, 34th, 38th, 77th, 93d, 96th, 118th, 153d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 5th, 11th, 14th, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: independent batteries, 23d.

Franklin County
Infantry: Regts., 16th, 24th, 39th, 60th, 92d, 96th, 98th, 106th, 142d, 164th, 193d.
Cavalry: Regts., 12th, 13th, 26th, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 13th, 14th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Fulton County
Infantry: Regts., 32d, 77th, 115th, 153d.
Cavalry: Regts., 7th, 10th.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 3d; 4th, 13th, 16th.

Genesee County
Infantry: Regts., 12th, 14th, 28th, 100th, 104th, 105th, 120th, 179th, 187th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 23d, 2d Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 8th, 11th, and independent batteries, 19th, 22d, 25th.

Greene County
Infantry: Regts., 65th, 120th, 156th.
Cavalry: Regts., 5th, 25th.
Artillery: Regts., 5th, 15th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

Hamilton County
Infantry: Regts., 97th, 115th.

Herkimer County
Infantry: Regts., 26th, 34th, 97th, 115th, 121st, 152d, 153d, 164th, 186th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 18th, 20th, 2d Mounted Rifles, Oneida company.
Artillery: Regts., battery A, 1st; batteries K, L, M, 2d; 13th, 14th, 16th.

Jefferson County
Infantry: Regts., 24th, 35th, 59th, 94th, 186th, 193d. Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 6th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., batteries C, D, H, 1st; batteries H, L, 2d; 5th, 8th,
10th, 13th, 14th, 16th, independent batteries, 20th and 28th.

Kings County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 5th, 7th, 7th Veteran, 9th, 10th, 17th Veteran, 20th, 31st, 36th, 47th, 48th, 54th, 57th, 59th, 62d, 67th,69th, 74th, 84th, 87th, 88th, 90th,
95th, 102d, 127th, 132d, 133d, 139th, 155th, 158th, 159th, 163d, 164th, 165th, 170th, 173d, 176th, 186th.
Cavalry: Regts., 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 25th.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 5th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 16th; independent batteries, 5th, 20th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th.

Lewis County
Infantry: Regts., 14th, 35th, 59th, 97th, 186th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 7th, 20th, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., batteries D and H, 1st; 5th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th.

Livingston County
Infantry: Regts., 13th, 27th, 33d, 89th, 100th, 102d, 104th, 136th, 141st, 179th, 187th, 188th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 6th, 8th, 22d, 24th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., battery E, 1st; 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th.

Madison County
Infantry: Regts., 12th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 35th, 61st, 76th, 101st, 114th, 157th, 161st, 176th, 184th, 188th, 189th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 18th, 22d, 1st Mounted Rifles, Oneida company.
Artillery: Regts., batteries A and K, 1st; battery L, 2d; battery C,3d; 14th.

Monroe County
Infantry: Regts., 13th, 20th, 24th, 26th, 27th, 33d, 78th, 89th, 100th, 104th, 105th, 108th, 120th, 140th, 151st, 156th, 164th, 175th, 178th, 188th, 193d,
194th. Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22d, 24th, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., batteries L and M, 1st; battery M, 2d; batteries A, C, 3d; 4th, 8th, 11th, 14th; independent batteries, 18th, 24th, 26th, 33d.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th, 50th.
Sharpshooters: Companies, 6th.

Montgomery County
Infantry: Regts., 32d, 43d, 115th, 153d.
Cavalry: Regts., 25th, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery K, 1st; 13th, 16th; independent battery, 12th.

New York County
Infantry: Regts., 1st, 3d, 4th, 5th, 5th Veteran, 6th, 7th, 7th Veteran, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 17th Veteran, 20th, 25th, 29th, 31st, 32d,
35th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42d, 43d, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 51st, 52d, 53d, 54th, 55th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 61st, 63d, 65th, 66th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 72d, 73d, 74th, 78th, 79th, 82d, 83d, 87th, 88th, 90th, 94th, 95th, 99th, 101st, 102d, 103d, 119th, 127th, 131st, 132d, 133d, 133d, 145th, 155th, 156th, 158th, 162d, 163d, 164th, 165th, 168th, 170th, 173d, 174th, 175th, 176th, 178th, 182d, 186th, 190th, 191st, 192d; Independent Battallion
Light Infantry.
Cavalry: Regts., 1st, 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 23d, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles,2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., companies A, B, C, D, E, F, and I, 2d; battery B, 3d; 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 16th, Marine; battallions, 1st and 2d; independent batteries, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 20th, 28th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th.

Niagara County
Infantry: Regts., 21st, 28th, 49th, 78th, 100th, 105th, 132d, 151st, 164th, 178th, 179th, 187th, 194th, 35th independent company.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 7th, 8th, 15th, 2d Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 1st; 8th, 9th, 11th, independent batteries 12th, 17th, 19th, 23d, 25th, 33d.
Engineers: Regts., 50th.

Oneida County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 14th, 24th, 26th, 57th, 78th, 81st, 97th, 101st, 117th, 141st, 146th, 161st, 164th, 179th, 189th, 192d, 193d,194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22d, 24th, 1st Mounted Rifles, Oneida company.
Artillery: Regts., battery A, 1st; batteries G, L, and M, 2d; battery C, 3d; 4th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Onondaga County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 12th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 86th, 101st, 122d, 149th, 176th, 179th, 185th, 187th, 193d, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., troop F, 1st; 2d, 10th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 22d, 24th, 1st
Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran, Oneida company.
Artillery: Regts., batteries A and B, 1st; new batteries, A, C, D, F, G, 3d; 13th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 10th (old) and 12th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Ontario County
Infantry: Regts., 18th, 27th, 28th, 33d, 38th, 85th, 100th, 126th, 148th, 154th, 160th, 179th, 188th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 9th, 15th, 24th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery K, 1st; 4th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th, 50th.

Orange County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 5th, 7th Veteran, 9th, 18th, 36th, 56th, 65th, 70th, 93d, 98th, 115th, 124th, 153d, 156th, 168th, 176th, 179th, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 5th, 7th, 15th, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., 7th, 13th, 15th, 16th; independent batteries, 7th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th.

Orleans County
Infantry: Regts., 21st, 27th, 28th, 90th, 104th, 147th, 154th, 164th.
Cavalry: Regts., 3d, 6th, 8th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 8th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 12th, 17th, 25th.

Oswego County
Infantry: Regts., 19th, 21st, 23d, 24th, 37th, 81st, 110th, 137th, 143d, 147th, 184th, 189th, 193d.
Cavalry: Regts., 7th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 24th, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., batteries F and G, 1st; battery M, 2d; 3d, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 21st.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 50th.

Otsego County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 43d, 76th, 90th, 121st, 146th, 152d, 154th, 176th, 179th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 6th, 10th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., battery A, 1st; battery L, 2d; battery M, 3d; 13th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

Putnam County
Infantry: Regts., 38th, 59th, 65th, 95th, 154th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 1st Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 6th, 13th, 14th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

Queens County
Infantry: Regts., 5th, 7th Veteran, 15th, 17th Veteran, 20th, 74th, 90th, 119th, 132d, 139th, 145th, 155th, 156th, 158th, 163d, 165th, 176th, 191st, 192d, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 14th, 24th, 25th.
Artillery: Regts., battery L (original), 2d; independent batteries, 12th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th.

Rensselaer County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 7th Veteran, 10th, 22d, 30th, 62d, 65th, 91st, 93d, 104th, 125th, 156th, 169th, 175th, 177th, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 1st
Mounted Rifles, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 13th, 15th, 16th; independent batteries, 12th.

Richmond County
Infantry: Regts., 5th, 9th, 17th Veteran, 132d, 145th, 156th, 186th, 188th, 191st.
Cavalry: Regts., 11th.
Artillery: Regts., batteries A, B, K, 2d; independent battery, 5th.

Rockland County
Infantry: Regts., 17th, 95th, 135th, 141st.
Artillery: Regts., independent batteries, 7th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st.

St. Lawrence County
Infantry: Regts., 16th, 18th, 24th, 60th, 92d, 100th, 102d, 106th, 142d, 164th, 169th, 193d.
Cavalry: Regts., 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 26th.
Artillery: Regts., battery D, 1st; battery L, 2d; 13th, 14th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 50th.

Saratoga County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 22d, 30th, 53d, 77th, 115th, 153d.
Cavalry: Regts., 7th, 12th, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 13th.

Schenectady County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 7th Veteran, 18th, 30th, 43d, 91st, 134th, 175th, 177th, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 7th, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 3d; 4th, 13th, 16th.

Schoharie County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 76th, 102d, 134th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 16th.
Artillery: Regts., battery G, 3d; 4th, 8th.

Schuyler County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 23d, 60th, 89th, 100th, 106th, 107th, 141st, 161st, 175th, 179th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 24th.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 3d; 5th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 20th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Seneca County
Infantry: Regts., 19th, 26th, 33d, 75th, 100th, 126th, 148th, 160th, 175th, 189th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 11th, 22d, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery H, 2d; batteries C, D, G, 3d; 11th, 16th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Steuben County
Infantry: Regts., 23d, 34th, 35th, 78th, 86th, 100th, 102d, 104th, 107th, 141st, 161st, 175th, 179th, 188th, 189th.
Cavalry: Regts., 6th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st and 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., batteries E and K, 1st; 4th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 16th; independent batteries, 28th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Suffolk County
Infantry: Regts., 12th, 74th, 90th, 102d, 127th, 128th, 131st, 139th, 145th, 155th, 159th, 176th.
Cavalry: Regts., 11th, 15th.

Sullivan County
Infantry: Regts., 18th, 28th, 56th, 41st, 143d.
Cavalry: Regts., 15th, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 2d Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 5th, 15th; independent batteries, 8th.

Tioga County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 19th, 23d, 26th, 64th, 76th, 109th, 137th, 179th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 5th, 8th, 21st.
Artillery: Regts., 3d, 13th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th, 50th.

Tompkins County
Infantry: Regts., 19th, 23d, 32d, 64th, 76th, 109th, 137th, 143d, 179th.
Cavalry: Regts., 15th, 21st.
Artillery: Regts., battery M, 3d.
Engineers: Regts., 50th.

Ulster County
Infantry: Regts., 7th Veteran, 20th, 48th, 56th, 71st, 80th, 102d, 120th, 124th, 132d, 143d,156th, 168th, 176th, 178th, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 5th, 7th, 15th, 25th,1st Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 5th, 13th, 15th; independent batteries, 7th, 12th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th

Warren County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 22d, 77th, 93d, 96th, 118th, 123d, 153d, 169th, 175th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 16th; independent batteries, 23d.

Washington County
Infantry: Regts., 2d, 3d, 22d, 43d, 53d, 87th, 93d, 96th, 123d, 161st, 169th, 176th, 177th.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 6th, 7th, 1st Mounted Rifles, 2d Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 5th, 16th.

Wayne County
Infantry: Regts., 13th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 27th, 33d, 65th, 67th, 75th, 90th, 96th, 98th, 105th, 11th, 160th, 193d, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 10th, 15th, 22d, 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran.
Artillery: Regts., battery L, 1st; 3d, 9th, 14th.
Engineers: Regts., 15th.

Westchester County
Infantry: Regts., 5th, 7th Veteran, 9th, 17th, 27th, 32d, 38th, 48th, 49th, 59th,65th, 95th, 164th, 168th, 176th, 186th, 191st, 192d.
Cavalry: Regts., 2d, 4th, 11th, 16th, 25th, 1st Mounted Rifles.
Artillery: Regts., 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th,; independent batteries, 5th, 7th, 12th.
Engineers: Regts., 1st, 15th

Wyoming County
Infantry: Regts., 17th, 20th, 33d, 100th, 104th, 105th, 136th, 160th, 179th,187th.
Cavalry: Regts., 5th, 9th, 2d Mounted Rifles, 1st Veteran, 1st Dragoons.
Artillery: Regts., 8th; independent batteries, 24th.

Yates County
Infantry: Regts., 3d, 33d, 76th, 87th, 126th, 136th, 148th, 179th, 188th, 194th.
Cavalry: Regts., 8th, 15th, 20th, 22d.
Artillery: Regts., battery B, 3d; 13th, 14th.
Engineers: Regts., 50th.

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    New Yorkers Active in the Underground Railroad
    The letters SVC following Onondaga (County) indicates the Syracuse Vigilance Committee.
    Sources: S1-Siebert Index Listing, S2-Siebert Text, H-Hunter M-Merrill, HM-Historical Marker

    Name Description Locations
    Agan, P. H.
    Occupation: Publisher 
    Source(s): S1H
    Editor of the Syracuse Daily Standard Onondaga SVC
    Aldrich
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Andrew
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Andrews, Josiah
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Anthony, Asa
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Uncle of Susan B. Had a farm on Rapids Street (now Brooks Avenue). His direct involvement was documented by Frederick Douglass. Monroe
    Anthony, Daniel
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Father of Susan B. Merrill found no evidence of his direct involvement in the UGRR. Monroe
    [Grave Site]
    Anthony, Mary
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Sister of Susan B. Monroe 
    [Grave Site]
    Avery, Geo. A.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Founded Monroe County Bible Society. His shop at 12 Buffalo (Main) St. In Rochester was a station. Monroe
    Balcom, Judge
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Steuben
    Barbour
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Onondaga
    Barker, Gideon
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Barnes, George
    Occupation: Railroader 
    Source(s): S1 
    Was Superintendent of Syracuse and Utica Railroad. Published first NYS Republican newspaper outside of NYC (Syracuse Evening Chronicle). Later successful as a banker and manufacturer. Onondaga SVC
    Bates, Abner
    Occupation: Tanner 
    Source(s): S1H
    Bates was a shopkeeper who belonged to the Congregational Church in Syracuse Onondaga SVC
    Berry, Col.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chenango
    Binmore, Thomas
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Niagara
    Bishop, W. G.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Possibly William Bishop, a minister in the AME Zion Church, and friend of Jermain Loguen Monroe
    Bloss, William Clough
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Lived on Lower East Avenue in Rochester, later of Cuyler Building, published abolitionist newspaper "Rights of Man" in the 1830s, served in NYS Assembly. Monroe
    Bostwick, Nelson
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Neighbor of Douglass on Alexande St. in Rochester Monroe
    Bragdon, George L.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Breck, Allen Y.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Brewster, Judge
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Genesee
    Briggs
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    New York
    Carpenter
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Carson
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Onondaga
    Case, Dea.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Allegany
    Chapin, Willard J.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Chaplin, Gen. William L.
    Occupation: Health Care (later) 
    Source(s): S1
    William Chaplin was an agent of the NY Anti-Slavery Society. Chaplin was arrested in Rockville, MD in 1850 with two men who had been held in slavery by members of the US Congress from Georgia. Chaplin was held in a DC jail on $25,000 bail, where he was married to Theodosia Gilbert, business partner of James Caleb Jackson in the Glen Haven Water Cure. Albany
    Chapman, Capt.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Cattaraugus
    Chase
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Ulster
    Childs, W. H.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Niagara
    Clary, Lyman
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Onondaga SVC
    Colby, Col.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Ulster
    Comstock, Dea.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Genesee
    Cooper, William
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Cattaraugus
    Cranston
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Croffts, Mrs.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Degarmo, Rhoda
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Friend and neighbor of the Anthony family Monroe
    Delavan, Edward Cornelius
    Occupation: Publisher 
    Source(s): S1
    Delevan appears in the Dictionary of American Biography Albany
    Dolley, Drs. L.C & Sarah Adamson
    Occupation: Physicians 
    Source(s): S1M
    Lived on East Ave in Rochester next to William C. Bloss. Monroe
    Douglass, Frederick
    Occupation: Publisher 
    Source(s): S1 
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    Published The North Star and Frederick Douglass' Paper at Rochester. A fugitive from slavery in Maryland settled in Rochester, lectured and published against slavery, promoted various approaches to self-reliance among African Americans. Most famous as an orator, he helped Lincoln decide to make Emancipation a goal of the Civil War, after which he held several prominent positions, including Minister to Haiti. Monroe 
    [Home Site]
    Downing, George T.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    New York
    Doy, Dr. John
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Ely, Sterling & L. Sheldon
    Occupation:
    Source(s): HM
    Historical Marker on Como Park Blvd. in Cheektowaga, NY: Site of Underground Railway Station Sterling Ely, and his brother, L. Sheldon Ely, both Abolitionists, operated an Underground Railway Station between the years 1850 and 1863. At least 26 escaping black slaves were housed in a double-floored barn, located on this site, during their flight to freedom in Canada. Erected by Town of Cheektowaga 1969. Erie
    Fairbank, Calvin
    Occupation:
    Source(s): M
    Spent a total of 17 years in Kentucky prisosn for aiding escapes to freedom. Freed from prison in 1864 at Lincoln's request. Story discussed in "Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad" by Randolph Paul Runyon. Born in Pike, died in Angelica. Allegany
    Falls, Wm. S.
    Occupation: Printer 
    Source(s): S1M
    Foreman at the Daily Democrat, located in same building as North Star office. Hid fugitives in press room, raised money locally for fugitive aid. Monroe
    Fish, Benjamin
    Occupation: Miller 
    Source(s): S1M
    Hicksite Quaker, had a shop on State St. in Rochester. A founder of Fourierist Utopian society in Sodus Bay. Monroe
    Fish, Mrs. Sarah
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Fox, Edward
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Frank, Dr. Augustus
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    French
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Frink, Rev.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Fuller, James Canning & Lydia
    Occupation:
    Source(s): M
    Their home at 98 West Genesee St. in Skaneateles has been identified by several sources as a station. Papers in the Gerrit Smith Collection at SU document the Fullers' role in purchasing the freedom of Harriet Russell and her family. Her descendants still live in Peterboro. The Fullers were also friends of Jermain Loguen, and it was attheir home he was found safe when it was feared slave hunters were after him. Onondaga 
    Galusha, Rev. Ellin
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Gates, Seth M.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Gibbs
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    New York
    Gibbs, Isaac
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Gilbert, Grove S.
    Occupation: Portrait Painter 
    Source(s): S1M
    Lived on Grieg Street in Rochester Monroe
    Goodwin
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Albany
    Hallowell, Mary H.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1 
    [Portrait]
    Mary H. (Post) Hallowell was the daughter of Amy and Isaac Post. She attended the 1848 Women's Rights convention in Seneca Falls, where she was a signer of the Declaration of Sentiments. She was elected a Secretary of the Rochester Convention that followed a few weeks later. Monroe
    Hallowell, William R.
    Occupation: Woolens Manufacturer
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Haywood, Hon. Wm.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Hooper, John H.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Rensselaer
    Hopper, Isaac T.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Isaac Hopper moved to NYC from Philadelphia in 1829. He was prominent in UGRR activities in PA and reportedly paid the legal expenses of Rev. Richard Allen, a prominent clergyman arrested as a fugitive from slavery. New York 

    UGRR Sites:

    Huftelen, E.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Genesee
    Humphrey, George H.
    Occupation: Lawyer 
    Source(s): S1M
    Lived in house with vertical calpboards at Genesee and Elmdorf in Rochester Monroe
    Husbands, J. D.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Jackson, James Caleb
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1 
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    Active in the UGRR in Oswego (Mexico) and Albany counties, moved to Peterboro at urging of Gerrit Smith. Jackson was Editor of the Albany Patriot and the Liberty Press, both abolitionist papers. Later obtained medical training and established Glen Haven Water Cure on Skaneateles Lake with business partner Theodosia Gilbert (who later married Will Chaplin). Moved to Dansville, where he established Our Home Water Cure with partner Dr. Harriet Austin. Present (along with Gilbert) at 1850 Cazenovia Fugitive Slave Law Convention. Albany, Oswego
    James, Thomas
    Occupation: Minister 
    Source(s): S1M
    Born into slavery in NYS. Moved to Rochester in '23. Pastor of Rochester Methodist Church, which was a station before and during his service there. Monroe
    Jarvis, Dr.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Madison
    Johnson, Geo. W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Johnson, Oliver
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    New York
    Jones, John W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Himself a fugitive from slavery in Virginia, Jones ran the station at Elmira, which was literally a station on the Northern Central Railroad. The line connected Harrisburg, PA to Niagara Falls, and became active in the 1850s. Fugitives reportedly were hidden in freight cars in the middle of the night, and departed in the morning with the knowledge of the railroad crews. Chemung
    Kedzie, John
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Knowlton
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Langdon, Jervis
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chemung
    Lee, Rev. Luther
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H
    Wesleyan Methodist Minister Onondaga
    Levenworth, C. W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H 
    Probably means Elias W. Leavenworth, Lawyer, politician, former Mayor of Syracuse Onondaga SVC
    Little, John
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Loguen, Rev. Jermain Wesley
    Occupation: Clergy 
    Source(s): S1H 
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    Less well known than his friend Frederick Douglass, Loguen was also a fugitive from slavery (in Tennessee), and considered by some the better orator. Became Elder, and ultimately Bishop in the AME Zion Church, prominent in the NYS Convention movement among African American men. Published a biography, founded schools, the Stationmaster at Syracuse, the most openly publicized on the UGRR. Involved in Jerry Rescue. Named a son after Gerrit Smith. One daughter was among the first women to graduate medical school in Syracuse, another (Amelia) married Lewis Douglass, son of Frederick and Anna Douglass. Onondaga SVC 
    Lyman, R. W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Marsh, Joseph
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Lived next door to Frederick Douglass on Alexander Street, in Rochester Monroe
    May, Rev. Samuel J.
    Occupation: Clergy 
    Source(s): S1 
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    Samuel J. May was a Unitarian minister and agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Though a pacfist, he was involved in the Jerry Rescue in Syracuse. May published circulars in support of Jermain W. Loguen's efforts to raise money to assist fugitives from slavery. Published a book on the anti-slavery struggle. Onondaga
    McDonald, Daniel
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Genesee
    McKay, F. C. D.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Miller, Frank
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Minor (Miner), Rev. Ovid
    Occupation: Clergy
    Source(s): S1H
    Congregational minister in Syracuse. Onondaga
    Moore, Dea. Henry.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Moore, Isaac
    Occupation:
    Source(s): M
    First resident of Babcock Homestead at 1496 Clover Rd, used as a station. Monroe
    Moore, Lindley Murray
    Occupation: Teacher 
    Source(s): S1M
    First head of Rochester Anti-Slavery Society. Later had a farm on Lake Avenue in Rochester Monroe
    Morris, J. P.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Mott, Abigail
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Albany
    Mott, Lydia
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Albany
    Myers, Stephen
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Albany
    Pennington, Ray
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    New York
    Pettit, Dr. J.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Chautauqua
    Pettit, Eber M.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Pettit authored a book on the activities of the UGRR in Western New York. Chautauqua
    Pitts, Gideon, Jr.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): M 
    Honeoye abolitionist, colleague of Frederick Douglass. His daughter Helen became Douglass' second wife. Their home was an identified station. Portrait is of Helen Pitts. Monroe
    Poenix, Samuel F.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Porter, Samuel D.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Firest Secretary of Rochester Anti-Slavery Society, used his barn as a station. Douglass' daughter Anne was buried in his family plot, while Douglass was in England. Monroe
    Post, Amy (Kirby)
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1 
    [Portrait]
    Abolitionist, Temperance worker and Women's Rights advocate, Amy Post was a good friend of Frederick Douglass and active in Rochester's Underground Railroad activity. She was present at the 1848 Women's Rights conventions and a signer of the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments. Monroe
    Post, Isaac
    Occupation: Druggist 
    Source(s): S1
    Husband of Amy Post Monroe
    Putnam, Hiram
    Occupation: Clerk 
    Source(s): S1H
    Member of SJ May's Unitarian Church Onondaga SVC
    Quinby, Henry
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Lived on Clover St. in Rochester. Original house gone. Monroe
    Ray, Rev. Charles B.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H
    Editor of the Colored American, active in the convention movement of the 1840's. Ray was one of several prominent African Americans who assisted in selecting beneficiaries for gifts of land made by Gerrit Smith. New York
    Raymond, Rev Robert
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H
    Baptist Minister Onondaga SVC
    Richardson, M. C
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Niagara
    Ruggles, David
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1
    Major Stationmaster in NYC. Aided Frederick Douglass in his escape from slavery. New York
    Salmon, George
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Salmon, Wm. Lyman
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H
    "Old Oswego" of Jerry Rescue fame Oswego
    Sampson, Ashley S.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Sheltered fugitives in his Brooks Ave. home in Rochester Monroe
    Sedgwick, Charles B.
    Occupation: Attorney 
    Source(s): S1
    Sedgwick was a prominent Syracuse attorney. He represented Gerrit Smith's interests, and his firm (and its successor) continued to do so through the last living Smith descendant in Central NY. Onondaga SVC
    Seward, Frances and William H.
    Occupation: Politician (W.H) 
    Source(s): MH 
    [Portrait]
    The Sewards took into their home Harriet Tubman's favorite niece, Margaret, after she was liberated from slavery by her aunt. They reportedly had rooms in their mansion in Auburn where fugitives were housed. Sold Tubman a home in Auburn when it was illegal to do so. William H. was a former Governor and the US Senator from New York when he sihned a bail bond for the Jerry Rescuers (he was not present for the rescue). He also made that great speech on "The Irrepressible Conflict." Cayuga
    Shepard, Col. Charles O.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Sherman, Dr.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Shipherd, Rev. Fayette
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Rensselaer
    Sleeper, Col. Reuben
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Was President of Livingston Anti-Slavery Society. Merril found no evidence of direct involvement in UGRR Livingston
    Smith, Dr. James McCune
    Occupation: Physician 
    Source(s): S1H
    Prominent in African American Convention movement, chaired the convention at which the Radical Abolitionist Party was formed. New York
    Smith, Hon. Gerrit
    Occupation: Landowner 
    Source(s): S1 
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    A central character in 19th Century reform. Cousin to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, father of Elizabeth Smith Miller (who invented Bloomers). He was a Stationmaster on the UGRR, served in Congress, subsidized the work of Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Jermain Loguen and many others, gave away 200,000 acres of land to poor, mostly black men, signed Jefferson Davis' bail bond after the War. After Abolition, his primary intereste were Temperance, free trade, land reform, and female dress reform. Madison 
    [Home Site]
    Smith, Vivus W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1H

    Onondaga SVC
    Spauling, Lyman
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Niagara
    Stevens, Ard. H.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Stewart, Alvan
    Occupation: Attorney 
    Source(s): S1H

    Oneida
    Thacher, Judge Otis
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Steuben
    Thayer, George
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Thomas, John
    Occupation: Attorney, Publisher 
    Source(s): S1
    John Thomas was editor of the Liberty Party Paper in Syracuse, funded by Gerrit Smith. When that paper was "merged" with the North Star to allow Smith to direct his funding to Frederick Douglass' Paper, Thomas began editing a Temperance paper. He was a member of the Syracuse Vigilance Committee, has been identified as the writer/editor of Jermain Wesley Loguen's biography (also funded by Smith), and, as Chairman of the Jerry Rescue Committee, was recipient of Smith's ominous warning to look for insurrections any day, deliverd six weeks before John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Onondaga SVC 
    Tubman, Harriet Ross
    Occupation: Hero 
    Source(s):
    [Biographical]
    [Portrait]
    Not on Siebert's list. Harriet Tubman must be by far the most famous Conductor on the UGRR. Her home in Auburn, NY was sold to her by William H. Seward. She later bought the property next door on South Street, where the Harriet Tubman was built and still stands. Cayuga 
    [Home Site]
    Waldo, H. N.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming
    Warrant, Thomas
    Occupation: Coppersmith 
    Source(s): M
    Couty historical marker at East Henrietta Road beside Barge Canal: Warrant Homestead. Settled in 1819 by Thomas Warrant, coppersmith and abolitionist. This home was used as a station of the Underground Monroe
    Welles
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Cattaraugus
    Wheaton, Charles
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Onondaga
    Wheaton, Charles A.
    Occupation: Merchant, Politician
    Source(s): S1H
    Former Mayor or Syracuse Onondaga SVC
    Wilkinson, John
    Occupation: Lawyer 
    Source(s): S1H
    President and director of several banks, railroads and telegraph companies Onondaga SVC
    Williams
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Albany
    Williams
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Erie
    Williams, Capt.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Monroe
    Williams, Edward C.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1M
    Had a sail loft on Buffalo (Main) St. in Rochester that was used as a station Monroe
    Wing, Asa S.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Oswego
    Young, Andrew W.
    Occupation:
    Source(s): S1

    Wyoming


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