123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Burial Sites - Company D





Photo: Gen. Richard Valente (Ret)
Pvt. William H. Anderson - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on March 26, 1864, at the age of 18, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on April 8, 1864. He died of disease on November 13, 1864 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Section G. The photo to the left is a family monument that is located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York.



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Pvt. Levi A. Belden - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 2, 1862, at the age of 18, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He is buried in the South Cemetery on Backus Lane in Putnam, New York.


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Pvt. Orrin J. Beldin - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted August 5, 1862, at the age of 19, at Fort Ann, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865 near Washington, D.C. as Orrin J.

From the collection of Bob Farrell.


Photo: Gen. Richard Valente (Ret)
Pvt. George W. Blair - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, at the age of 21, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He was discharged for disability on February 23, 1863. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.



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Sgt. Rice C. Bull - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville and held prisoner for nine days. Died in 1930. Buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Troy, New York.



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Pvt. Joseph H. Congdon - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 2, 1862, at the age of 24, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He is buried in the South Cemetery on Backus Lane in Putnam, New York.


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Sgt. James L. Cummings - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Wounded at Dallas, Georgia, following the Battle of New Hope Church, and died from wounds soon after. After a torrential rainfall, he stood up in the trench line to get out of the mud and was shot in the head. He was carried behind the lines to a field hospital where he soon died. Buried in the Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.


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Pvt. Henry A. Dedrick - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, at the age of 20, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He died of disease on July 25, 1864 at a hospital in Madison, Indiana. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.


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Pvt. Darwin Easton - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, at the age of 22, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He died of chronic diarrhea on March 20, 1863 at Stafford Court House, Virginia. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.


Photo: Charles Willis
Pvt. Andrew J. Fisher - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 22, 1862, at the age of 33, at Fort Ann, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He is buried in the Brown's Cemetery in West Fort Ann, Washington County, New York.


Photo: Charles Willis
Cpl. Ransom O. Fisher - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Born on July 16, 1843. He enlisted on August 22, 1862, at the age of 19, at Fort Ann, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He was later promoted to Corporal. Cpl. Fisher died of a pistol shot wound at Bridgeport, Alabama, on December 8, 1863. He is buried in the Brown's Cemetery in West Fort Ann, Washington County, N.Y.


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Pvt. James H. Haynes - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, at the age of 18, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He died of typhoid fever on November 15, 1862 at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.



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Pvt. Alexander McLaughlin - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on July 30, 1862, at the age of 26, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia and he died of disease on December 1, 1863 at Putnam, New York. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.

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Pvt. William D. McLaughlin - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted March 1, 1864, at the age of 20, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on April 8, 1864. He transferred to Sixtieth Infantry on June 8, 1865. He died on April 25, 1884 and is buried in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York.


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Pvt. Isaac McNutt - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted July 30, 1862, at the age of 27, at Fort Ann, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He died of his wounds on June 21, 1863 at the Douglass Hospital in Washington, D.C. Buried in the U.S. Soldiers' and Airman's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

From the collection of Bob Farrell.



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Sgt. Henry Sartwell - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted July 28, 1862 at Fort Ann to serve three years; mustered in as a private on August 14, 1862; promoted to sergeant on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. On June 29, 1864 he was wounded again in a skirmish near Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia. He returned to ranks. He was discharged on May 27, 1865 at a hospital in Albany, New York. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. He is buried in the Fish Hill Cemetery, Fort Ann, New York.


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Pvt. Barney Shandley - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Wounded at Peachtree Creek and died of wounds soon after. Buried in the Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia. Sect A, Grave 485


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Pvt. Oliver H. Smith - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted, August 6, 1862 at Fort Ann to serve three years; mustered in as private on September 4, 1862; captured June 22, 1864 in skirmish near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; paroled on April 28, 1865; discharged June 30, 1865 at New York City as Oliver H.

From the collection of Bob Farrell.


Photo: Gen. Richard Valente (Ret)
Sgt. Alexander C. Thompson - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 8, 1862, at the age of 30, at Putnam, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Co. D on August 14, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on September 4, 1862. He returned to ranks, no date. He died of diarrhea on February 12, 1863 at U.S. Hospital, Washington, D.C. A monument, located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York, honors him.


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Mus. Frank M. Van Wormer - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in as a drummer in Company D, August 14, 1862, but returned to the company as a private on Sept. 4, 1862. He was later appointed Musician and mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. Died Sept. 25, 1907. He was 61 years old. Buried in the Union Cemetery, Fort Edward, Washington County, New York.



Photo: Bob Farrell
From Grave Finders
Pvt. Charles Welch - Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted on August 22, 1862, at the age of 18, at Fort Ann, N.Y., to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Company D on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. Buried in the Mountain Ridge Cemetery (AKA Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery), Royalton Center, Niagara County, New York.

From the collection of Bob Farrell.




Photos: Gen. Richard Valente (Ret)
This monument, which honors all Putnam soldiers who died in service, is located in a cemetery adjacent to the Presbyterian Church on Lower Road in Putnam, New York. Pvt. William Anderson, Pvt. George W. Blair, Sgt. James L. Cummings, Pvt. Henry A. Dedrick, Pvt. Darwin Easton, Pvt. James H. Haynes, Pvt. Alexander McLaughlin and Sgt. Alexander C. Thompson are listed.

   


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