123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company E








Capt. George R. Hall
Company E, 123rd New York
George R. Hall, 22 years of age, enlisted on August 19, 1862, at Hebron to serve three years and mustered in as 1st lieutenant, Co. E, on August 20, 1862; as captain on July 27, 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865 near Washington, D.C. He was commissioned 1st lieutenant on September 10, 1862, with rank from August 20, 1862; captain, October 15, 1863, with rank from July 26, 1863, after Norman F. Weer died from wounds. After the war, he traveled around the United States and settled near Iowa City, Iowa. He became a farmer, married, had six children and owned a cheese factory.
Information submitted by great-grandson, Dave Hall.
Photo from page 140 of Marching to Save a Nation by Jeffrey H. Jones; courtesy of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlsisle, Pennsylvania and submitted by Ed Robinson. Bottom photo courtesy of Bob Farrell.


  

Capt. Norman F. Weer
Company E, 123rd New York
Norman F. Weer, 26 years of age, enrolled on August 19, 1862, at Hartford to serve three years and mustered in as Captain, Co. E, on September 4, 1862. He was commissioned Captain, September 10, 1862, with rank from August 20, 1862, original. He was wounded in action, May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va., and again on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa., where he was wounded in the leg. He died of wounds, July 25, 1863, at the U.S. Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa.
Photo to the left courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell. Photo to the right courtesy of Bob Farrell.


  

1st Lt. Seth C. Carey
Company E, 123rd New York
Seth C. Carey enlisted at age 24 on August 10, 1862, at Hebron, to serve three years, and mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company E on September 4, 1862 (date of commission, Sept. 10, 1862; date of rank, Aug. 20, 1862). He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on November 11, 1863 (date of commission, Oct. 16, 1863; date of rank, July 26, 1863), and promoted again to Adjutant on March 29, 1864 (date of commission, March 15, 1864; date of rank, May 13, 1863). He was wounded in action on July 20, 1864, during the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He mustered out with the regiment on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He resided in Massachusetts after the war.
Photo 1 courtesy of Will Gorges at www.civilwarshop.com.
Photo 2 courtesy of Rod Coddington.


  

  

2nd Lt. Duane M. Hall
Company E, 123rd New York
Duane M. Hall enlisted at age 24 on August 5, 1862, at Hebron, to serve three years and mustered in as a private on August 10, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on August 20, 1862; Sergeant on December 1, 1862; Sergeant Major on January 14, 1864. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; date of commission January 31, 1865 with rank from January 12, 1865. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He resided in North Greenwich after the war.
Top photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.
Bottom photo from the collection of Bob Farrell.




Cpl. James A. Henry
Company E, 123rd New York
James A. Henry enlisted on August 9, 1862, at Hartford, to serve three years. He was 24 years old. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. He was promoted to corporal on March 2, 1864. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865 near WAshington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.
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Pvt. Alexander Beveridge, Jr.
Company E, 123rd New York
Alexander Beveridge, Jr., enlisted at Hebron on August 6, 1862, at the age of 31, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Company E on September 4, 1862. He died December 18, 1862, at a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexander keep a journal of his military experiences. In May 2004, his journal was listed for sale on E-Bay by a seller in Dalton, Georgia.
Photo and information taken from E-Bay.




Pvt. James Dickinson
Company E, 123rd New York
James Dickinson was born on September 18, 1836, in Hartford, Washington County, N.Y., and was the son of Joseph and Polly Dickinson. He enlisted at Hartford on August 14, 1862, at age 25, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Company E on September 4, 1862. James also had a brother Thomas who served in Company H of the 123rd New York. James mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. According to an 1883 pension (#195358), he injured his back and received $6.00. He died on October 28, 1909, in Hartford, N.Y.
Photo and information courtesy of Charles Willis,
whose wife Lois Jenkins Willis is the g-g-granddaughter of James Dickinson.




Pvt. Walter Lackey
Company E, 123rd New York
Walter Lackey enlisted at age 18 on August 6, 1862, at Hebron, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company E on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Photo from the collection of Bob Farrell.




Pvt. George H. Lattimer
Company E, 123rd New York
George Lattimer enlisted at age 28 on August 7, 1862, at Hebron, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company E on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. After the war, he was a member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity with others from the 123rd NY. 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 courtesy of Paul Curtis.




Pvt. Martin J. Murtha
Company E, 123rd New York
Martin J. Murtha enlisted at age 18 in Company E, 123rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, August 4, 1862, at Hebron, NY to serve three years. Mustered in as private, September 4, 1862. Wounded in action, June 22, 1864 at the Battle of Culp's (Kolb's) Farm, Marietta, Georgia. Mustered out with the regiment at the end of the war, June 8, 1865 at Washington, D.C. Discharged on June 14, 1865 at Albany, NY. Died on March 19, 1901, age 56, and buried at the Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Washington County, New York.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Jones.




Pvt. Oscar B. Nelson
Company E, 123rd New York
Oscar B. Nelson enlisted at age 19 on August 7, 1862, at Hartford, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Company E on September 4, 1862. He was discharged for disability on July 13, 1865 at a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.
Photo courtesy of Ed Robinson.

   


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