123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Burial Sites - Company I




Photo: Reynaldo Rodriguez
Pvt. John H. Cobb - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted when he was 28 years old on August 9, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. On May 3, 1863, he was captured in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia; paroled, no date. He was wounded in action on June 14, 1864, near Pine Mountain, Georgia. Near Lost Mountain, Georgia on June 16, 1864 he was again wounded. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. Died June 20, 1903; age 62. Born in Argyle, New York. Son of John and Doris Cobb (parents born in England). Buried in the Greenwich Cemetery Soldiers' Lot, Greenwich, New York.

Grave site information provided by Bob Farrell.


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Pvt. John Conner - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted when he was 32 years old on August 9, 1862, at Hebron, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. (Also borne as Connor.) Buried in the West Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, New York.

Submitted by Jim Tyler from the Bob Farrell Collection.


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Pvt. Charles Corey - Company I, 123rd New York Vol. Inf. Charles Corey enlisted at age 43 on February 15, 1864, at New Lebanon, to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Company I in April of 1864. He transferred to the 60th New York Volunteer Infantry on June 8, 1865. Buried in the Old Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Washington County, New York.


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Pvt. Josiah Fletcher - Company I, 123rd New York Vol. Inf. Lived in north Easton, N.Y., at the time of his enlistment in Cambridge, N.Y., on August 22, 1862. He was 32 years of age. He was wounded May 3, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville by a gunshot to the head. He died May 13, 1896, and is buried in Easton Rural Cemetery, Washington County, New York - Section 3, Lot 23 - with his wife, Mary, and son, Lewis.

Information provided by Willard J. Fletcher, great-grandson of Pvt. Fletcher.



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Cpl. Jacob Herman - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Born September 5, 1835 at Schnectady, New York. Enlisted when he was 27 years old on August 22, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on September 4, 1862 and was promoted to corporal (date unknown). He was wounded in action at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, on July 20, 1864. He died of his wounds at a hospital in Albany, New York, on May 6, 1865. Buried in the Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, New York.


Photo: Harry J. Jenkins,
Amenia, N.Y.

Pvt. Charles A. Jenkins - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. 1843 - 1904. Enlisted when he was 18 years old on August 6, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on September 4, 1862 and mustered out with company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was the son of Pvt. John Jenkins, Sr. Buried in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Section K, Plot 103.

Information provided by Harry J. Jenkins, Amenia, N.Y.


Photo: Harry J. Jenkins,
Amenia, N.Y.

Pvt. John Jenkins, Sr. - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. 1814 - 1902. Enlisted when he was 42 years old on December 31, 1863, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on January 19, 1864. He was discharged with the regiment. Buried in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Section K, Plot 105.

Information provided by Harry J. Jenkins, Amenia, N.Y.


Photo: Harry J. Jenkins,
Amenia, N.Y.

Pvt. John H. Jenkins, Jr. - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. 1840 - 1907. Enlisted when he was 21 years old on August 7, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on September 4, 1862. He was the son of Pvt. John Jenkins, Sr. Discharged with the regiment. Buried in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Section K, Plot 104.

Information provided by Harry J. Jenkins, Amenia, N.Y.


Photo: Bob Farrell
Pvt. Edward Knopf - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted when he was 20 years old on August 7, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. Buried in the Hancock Cemetery in Hancock, Massachusetts.


Photo: Bob Farrell
Pvt. Lewis Phelps - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted when he was 30 years old on August 11, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as private on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May of 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.


Photo: Reynaldo Rodriguez
Pvt. Harman Shaw - Company I, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted when he was 32 years old on July 26, 1862, at Cambridge, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. He was discharged for disability from a convalescent camp near Fort Barnard, Virginia, on April 14, 1863. Buried in the Greenwich Cemetery in Greenwich, New York.


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Photo: Michelle L. McKenzie
Pvt. William Skellie - Company I, 123rd N.Y.S.V. Lived in Cambridge at the time he joined the 123rd. Born on August 19, 1839 and was 23 years old when he died of dysentery at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, on October 31, 1862. Buried on November 11, 1862, in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York.

Photo courtesy of Michelle L. McKenzie, webmaster for the Woodlands Cemetery website, Cambridge, New York.

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Pvt. John Skellie - Company I, 123rd N.Y.S.V. Lived in Cambridge at the time he joined the 123rd. William Skellie's first cousin. He was born on April 2, 1840 and was 23 years old at the time he died of consumption on October 20, 1863. Buried on October 21, 1863, in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Section-Lot: B-37

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Pvt. Jesse P. Wood - Company I, 123rd N.Y.S.V. Lived in center Cambridge at the time he joined the 123rd. Born on September 4, 1841. Died of dropsy in camp on February 15, 1863, near Stafford Court House, Va. Buried on April 25, 1863, in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Section-Lot: F-17

   


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