123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company G



  


  

2nd Lt. Jerome B. Rice
Company G, 123rd New York
Jerome B. Rice, at age 21, enlisted August 8, 1862, at White Creek to serve three years. He mustered in as a first sergeant, Co. G, on August 19, 1862. He was promoted to second lieutenant on February 17, 1863. He was wounded and captured in action in May of 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He was later paroled (no date). He mustered out of the company on June 27, 1865, at Albany, New York. He was commissioned second lieutenant on May 21, 1863, with rank from February 16, 1863.
Photo 1 courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.
Photos 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the Bob Farrell Collection.





Sgt. Ebenezer S. Edgerton
Company G, 123rd New York
Ebenezer S. Edgerton, at age 33, enlisted August 6, 1862, at White Creek to serve three years. He mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, on August 19, 1862. He was discharged on October 9, 1863 to receive an appointment as 1st lieutenant in Co. H, Seventh Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. Also, borne as Eden S. Edgerton and Edgarton.
Photo from the Bob Farrell Collection courtesy of Bob Luddy, Greenbelt, Maryland.





Cpl. Robert Alexander
Company G, 123rd New York
Robert Alexander, at age 22, enlisted August 4, 1862, at Jackson to serve three years. He mustered in as a private, Co. G, on September 4, 1862. He was promoted to corporal on April 1, 1865. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, DC.
Photo courtesy of Andy Alexander, g-g-grandson of Robert Alexander.



  

Pvt. John Cavanaugh
Company G, 123rd New York
John Cavanaugh was born 1840 in Ireland and immigrated in 1851. He was 22 years old when he enlisted on August 7, 1862, at White Creek to serve three years. He mustered in as a private, Co. G, on September 4, 1862. He mustered out of the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, DC. On muster lists for the company his name was listed as: Cavanah, Cavinah or Cavenah. He returned to Albany, New York, by rail and married Anne Farran at St. Mary's in Albany. He moved to Cherokee Neutral Lands (Southeast Kansas) when it opened up for homesteading in 1867 and farmed until 1908 near "Osage Mission" now St. Paul, Kansas. He died in 1911 and is buried in the St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul.
Photos and information courtesy of Jim Cavanaugh.





Pvt. Francis Legnard
Company G, 123rd New York
Francis Legnard, at age 22, enlisted on January 9, 1865, at Troy, to serve one year. He mustered in as a private on January 11, 1865. He was discharged on July 19, 1865 at the Harewood Hospital, Washington, DC. Also borne as Legward, Leonard and Leynard.
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson.


   


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