123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company C





Capt. George H. Wallace
Company C, 123rd New York
George H. Wallace was the second Captain of Company C, 123rd NYSV Inf. He was born in Canada. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant, 123rd NYSV Inf., Sept. 4, 1862. Promoted Captain October 15, 1863; date of rank, May 12, 1863; resigned January 11, 1864. Enlisted Pvt., 3rd U.S. Inf HQ, Feb. 1864 to April 1864. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry; 1st Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, December 24, 1864. Resigned May 7, 1867.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.




Capt. Hiram O. Warren
Company C, 123rd New York
Hiram O. Warren was the third Captain of Company C, 123rd NYSV Inf. Hiram was born June 14, 1834, at Hampton, Washington County, N.Y. He enlisted at age 26 at Hampton to serve three years, and mustered in as 1st Lieutenant in Company K, August 22, 1862. He was promoted to Captain of Company C on April 21, 1864. He mustered out with the regiment on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Sept. 10, 1862, with rank from August 22, 1862, original; captain, March 15, 1864, with rank from January 12, 1864, vice G.H. Wallace resigned. He died on Oct. 25, 1903, at Red Oak, IA.
Photo courtesy of Charles Willis.




1st Lt. George Robinson
Company C, 123rd New York
George Robinson enlisted August 22, 1862, at Argyle, at age 21, to serve three years and mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant, Co. F, on Sept. 4, 1862. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, Co. C, on November 11, 1863. He was assigned as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams, Twentieth Army Corps, from June 1863, to muster out time of the company. In the photo Lt. Robinson is standing behind Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams.
Photo from the book Kennesaw Mountain, June 1864: Bitter Standoff at the Gibraltar of Georgia
by Richard A. Baumgartner and Larry M. Strayer.


  

2nd Lt. Luke H. Carrington
Company C, 123rd New York
Luke H. Carrington, 22 years of age, enlisted at Whitehall to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, July 28, 1862. He was promoted to first sergeant, September 4, 1862; mustered in as second lieutenant, May 4, 1863; discharged, July 5, 1965, at Albany, N.Y. He was commissioned second lieutenant, May 22, 1863, with rank from May 3, 1863, vice J.C. Corbett deceased.
First photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.
Second photo copied from www.mikemedhurst.com and submitted by Bob Farrell.




2nd Lt. John C. Corbett
Company C, 123rd New York
John C. Corbett enlisted August 14, 1862, at age 24 years, at Whitehall to serve three years and mustered in as a second lieutenant, Co. C, on September 4, 1862. He was commissioned second lieutenant, September 10, 1862, with rank from August 14, 1862, original. He was killed in action, May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va.
Photo courtesy of Bob Farrell.


   

Sgt. Henry C. Morhous
Company C, 123rd New York
Henry C. Morhous enlisted at age 20 on July 28, 1862, at Whitehall, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company C on August 14, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. After the war, he was member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity with others from the 123rd NY and also wrote the book Reminiscences of the 123rd Regt. NYSV - History of its Three Years Service in the War.

Photo 1 courtesy of Paul Curtis. The photograph and signature is from a printed booklet from a special reunion dinner for the "Silent Seven" in New York City on March 9, 1911.

Photo 2 courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va. The photograph is from the dedication of the 123rd New York's Gettysburg Memorial, Sept. 4, 1888, and taken from the book "Reminiscences of the 123rd Regt. NYSV - History of its Three Years Service in the War," by Sergeant Henry C. Morhous, Greenwich, NY, People's Journal Book and Job Office, 1879. The book was recently republished in 1995 in limited copies by the Washington County Historical Society, 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828, phone 518-747-9108.

Photo 3 courtesy of Edward C. Robinson.


 

Sgt. Thomas J. Wrangham
Company C, 123rd New York
Thomas J. Wrangham enlisted July 29, 1862, at age 27 years, at Whitehall to serve three years and mustered in as a corporal, Co. C, on September 4, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on July 5, 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, DC.
Photos courtesy of Bob Farrell.

   


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