123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company F




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Company F Veterans Reunion
Veterans of Company F, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry, at a picnic in Argyle, New York. The photo may have been taken at the 1913 veterans reunion. Note the flag with 45 stars. Pvt. Ebenezer Kinney is on the far left in the back row. Cpl. Robert C. Smith is second from the left in the back row.
Photo courtesy of Gail Hodges of South Glens Falls, New York.
(Gail is the great-granddaughter of Robert C. Smith.)


  

1st Lt. Andrew L. Crawford
Company F, 123rd New York
Andrew L. Crawford, age 23; enlisted August 13, 1862, at Argyle, Washington Co., N.Y., to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Company F., Aug 22, 1862; promoted First Sergeant, Sep 4, 1862; mustered in as First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, Nov 1, 1862; mustered out with regiment, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.; commissioned First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, Nov 24, 1862, with rank from Oct 25, 1862, vice J. King, resigned. Later became a merchant at Fort Edward, Washington Co., N.Y.
1st photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.
2nd photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.




1st Lt. Donald Reid
Company F, 123rd New York
Donald Reid, age 24; enlisted August 22, 1862, at Salem, Washington Co., N.Y., to serve three years, and mustered in as a 1st Lieutenant into Company F on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the regiment on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. After the war he was a farmer in Argyle, Washington Co., New York. The CDV photo was taken by Wm. Nims, Artist, Ft. Edward, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.




Sgt. George Livingston Robinson
Company F, 123rd New York
George Livingston Robinson, age 25; enlisted July 24, 1862, at Argyle to serve three years and mustered in as a private, Co. F, on August 22, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on September 4, 1862. He served in Company F with his brother Pvt. Orville Clark Robinson. At the Fredericksberg/Chancellorsville campaign he was stricken by consumption. He was discharged for disability on April 24, 1863, at Stafford Court House, Virginia and died three months later at home in July of 1863.
Photo courtesy of Joseph C. Robinson.




Cpl. Robert C. Smith
Company F, 123rd New York
Robert Smith, age 24; enlisted July 30, 1862, at Argyle, to serve three years and mustered in as private in Company F on September 4, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on July 4, 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865,
near Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of Gail Hodges of South Glens Falls, New York.
(Gail is the great-granddaughter of Robert C. Smith.)


  

Pvt. John Bain
Company F, 123rd New York
John Bain, 1837-1899. Discharged with the regiment. After the war, he worked on a farm in Argyle. Buried in the Cossayuna Lake Cemetery. Photo taken from the book Argyle, My Argyle, published by The Argyle History Group.
Photo courtesy of Michael Huggins, Irvine, California.


  

Pvt. Charles Carter
Company F, 123rd New York
Charles Carter, age 18; enlisted August 10, 1862, at Argyle, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Co. F on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action in May 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He mustered out of the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.

Information from census records show he was born August 6, 1844 in Argyle, New York. He was married in 1867 in Kingsbury, New York. He worked as a cartman, farmer and a mason, stonecutter. He died March 6, 1910 in Argyle, New York. His cause of death was listed as pulmonary tuberculosis. He and his wife Mary are buried in Section 3, plot R of the South Argyle Cemetery in Argyle, New York.
Photos and census information courtesy of Steve Dayton, who is the great-grandson of Pvt. Charles Carter.


  


Pvt. Clark Curtis
Company F, 123rd New York
Clark Curtis, age 18; enlisted July 31, 1862, at Argyle, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private in Co. F on September 4, 1862. He mustered out of the company on July 7, 1865, at Washington, D.C., from the Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia. After the war, he was a member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity with others from the 123rd NY. The first photograph with the signature is from a printed booklet from a special reunion dinner for the "Silent Seven" in New York City on March 9, 1911.
Top two photos courtesy of Paul Curtis, who is the great-grandson of Pvt. Clark Curtis. Bottom photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson.




Pvt. Harry C. Daniels
Company F, 123rd New York
Harry C. Daniels a private in the 145th Infantry transferred to Co. F on December 23, 1863. He was captured on March 9, 1865 near Fayetteville, North Carolina and paroled on May 5, 1865. He was discharged on May 16, 1865 at New York City. Also borne as Daniell.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.




Pvt. Ebenezer Kinney
Company F, 123rd New York
Ebenezer Kinney, age 22; enlisted August 8, 1862, at Argyle, to serve three years and mustered in as a private in Company F on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on July 20, 1864, at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He was in the hospital in New York and not present at the time he mustered out of the company. Note that Pvt. Kinney is missing his right arm in the picture. The photo is taken from the larger photograph of the Company F Veterans Reunion at Argyle.
Photo courtesy of Sara Simmons of Argyle, New York, and Bob Farrell.
Sara is the g-g-granddaughter of Ebenezer Kinney.




Pvt. Orville Clark Robinson
Company F, 123rd New York
Orville Clark Robinson was born on January 3, 1843. He enlisted, at age 19, August 7, 1862, at Argyle to serve three years and mustered in as a private, Co. F, on September 1, 1862. He mustered out with the company, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He served in Company F with his brother Sgt. George Livingston Robinson who died from disability in 1863. Orville was a successful businessman in Ft. Edward, N.Y. after the war and also served as postmaster and justice of the peace. He died on November 18, 1915 in Fort Edward, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of Joseph C. Robinson.

   


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