123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company A



  

Captain Alonzo T. Mason
Company A, 123rd New York
(Breveted Major)
Alonzo T. Mason mustered in as a 1st Lieutenant on September 4, 1862 (date of commission September 10, 1862) and then was promoted to Captain on October 16, 1863; breveted Major. He was aide-de-camp to General Williams at the end of the war and mustered out with the regiment. He died of consumption at Greenwich, New York, April 7, 1872. The photos are from the USAMHI at Carlisle, New York.
Photos and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.



  

1st Lt. George I. Robinson
Company A, 123rd New York
(Breveted Captain, U.S. Volunteers)
1829-1885
George Robinson mustered in as an Orderly Sergeant and then was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on Oct. 15, 1863. At the end of the war, he was breveted a Captain, U.S. Volunteers. The photo to the left is from a Carte de Visite (CDV) taken in 1865, at the studio of George S. Fox, at the corner of Broadway and Second Street in Troy, N.Y., probably as the Regiment was returning to Washington County through Albany and Troy, and mustering out of the Army in June of 1865. The photo to the right is from a (CDV) taken in Atlanta, Georgia on October 17, 1864.
Photos and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.
Lt. George Robinson is the 1st cousin, 3 times removed, of Edward C. Robinson.




1st Lt. George I. Robinson Discharge/Commission Certificate
Company A, 123rd New York
Lt. George Robinson's certificate for discharge as a 1st Sergeant, signed by the colonel of the 123rd Regt. N.Y.S.V. at Bridgeport, Alabama, on November 30, 1863. Reason for discharge is given as his commission as 1st Lieutenant.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.






Sgt. Albert A. Norton
Company A, 123rd New York
Albert Norton enlisted at age 26 on August 6, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company A on August 9, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on September 4, 1862. He mustered out of the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He later was a member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity along with others from the 123rd New York. The photo and signature is from a printed booklet from a special reunion dinner for the "Silent Seven" in New York City on March 9, 1911.
Top photo courtesy of Paul Curtis. Bottom photo courtesy of Edward Robinson.






Sgt. John W. Richards
Company A, 123rd New York
John Richards enlisted at age 22 on August 4, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company A on August 9, 1862. He was promoted to corporal on September 4, 1862, and then promoted to sergeant on November 11, 1863. He mustered out of the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He later was a member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity along with others from the 123rd New York. The photo and signature is from a printed booklet from a special reunion dinner for the "Silent Seven" in New York City on March 9, 1911.
Top photo courtesy of Paul Curtis. Bottom photo courtesy of Edward Robinson.




Cpl. Richard Henry Durham
Company A, 123rd New York
1835-1901
Company A, 123rd Regt. N.Y. Vols. Enlisted Aug. 8, 1862 and promoted corporal. Engaged in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, Casville, New Hope Church and Kolb's Farm, in which he was taken prisoner, June 22, 1864. Confined in Andersonville Prison as prisoner of war until June 8, 1865. Photograph taken sometime after the war.
Photo courtesy of Alan Shephard, Sr.




Cpl. Joseph C. LaPoint
Company A, 123rd New York
Joseph LaPoint enlisted at age 22 on August 9, 1862, at Greenwich, N.Y., to serve for three years. He mustered in as private in Company A on September 4, 1862, and was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1863. He was wounded in action on July 20, 1864, at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, in Georgia. After being wounded, he was sent home and he never returned to service. He later served as Commandant of one of the G.A.R. posts in Binghamton N.Y., around 1900. He is shown in the photograph in his G.A.R. uniform.
Photo courtesy of Dick Capling, great-grandson of Cpl. Joseph C. LaPoint.




Unknown Corporal
Company A, 123rd New York
CDV image of a corporal from Company A, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. The CDV contains no indication of the corporal's indentity. The seated Union Corporal is holding his kepi in his lap. The kepi has the letter "A" and what appears to be the numerals "123". Since the CDV came from a New York State source, the soldier is possibly a member of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Photo obtained from eBay.


  

Pvt. Oscar Baumes
Company A, 123rd New York
Oscar Baumes enlisted at age 18 on August 14, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company A on September 4, 1862. He was killed in action at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 1, 1863, and was buried on the field. Pvt. Oscar Baumes was the brother-in-law to Pvt. Alfred Wilmarth.
Photo courtesy of John Wilmarth, g-g-g-grandson of Pvt. Alfred Wilmarth.




Pvt. Adelbert Brown
Company A, 123rd New York
Adelbert Brown enlisted at age 20 on August 22, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Co. A on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Robert H. Brown and Bob Farrell.




Pvt. Phineas F. Dixon
Company A, 123rd New York
Phineas F. Dixon enlisted at age 19 on September 1, 1864, at Troy, to serve one year. He mustered in as a private in Co. A on September 12, 1864. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of Edward Robinson.




Pvt. Reuben Stewart
Company A, 123rd New York
Reuben Stewart enlisted at age 23 on August 7, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Co. A on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson.


  

Pvt. Caleb B. Tefft
Company A, 123rd New York
Caleb B. Tefft enlisted at age 22 on August 6, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Co. A on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He was discharged on June 3, 1865 from hospital in Albany, New York.
Photo from the collection of Larry Laboda and courtesy of Bob Farrell.


  

Pvt. Alfred Wilmarth
Company A, 123rd New York
Alfred Wilmarth enlisted at age 26 on August 21, 1862, at Greenwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as a wagoneer in Company A on September 4, 1862. He was discharged for disability on February 21, 1863. Pvt. Alfred Wilmarth is holding a brass cornet in the photograph.
Photo courtesy of John Wilmarth, g-g-g-grandson of Pvt. Alfred Wilmarth.


  


Pvt. Thomas Wilson
Company A, 123rd New York
GAR Veterans frock coat and kepi that belonged to Pvt. Thomas Wilson, Co. A., 123rd New York. The hat was manufactured by M.C. Lilley Co., Columbus, Ohio. The coat is lined and includes all GAR buttons. Pvt. Wilson's ID is in the hat band and on a paper inside. Inside attached to the uniform was found a 1905 red reunion ribbon that read, "27th Annual Re-union Wash Co Veterans Aug 3, 05 - Hartford NY."
Photos courtesy of Rich Chojnacki of Winter Park, Florida.

   


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