123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company H



  

Capt. Josiah W. Culver
Company H, 123rd New York
Josiah W. Culver, at age 20, enlisted on July 28, 1862, at Salem to serve three years. He mustered in as a second lieutenant on September 4, 1862; as a first lieutenant on February 5, 1863; as captain on July 28, 1863. He was commissioned second lieutenant on September 10, 1862 with rank from August 22, 1862; first lieutenant on February 19, 1863 with rank from February 4, 1863; captain on October 21, 1863, with rank from July 27, 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865 near Wshington, DC.
Photo copied from www.mikemedhurst.com and submitted by Bob Farrell.



  

1st Lt. Robert Cruikshank
Company H, 123rd New York
Robert Cruikshank, at age 26, enlisted on August 5, 1862, as a private at Salem to serve three years and mustered in as a first sergeant, Co. H, on August 22, 1862. He was promoted to second lieutenant on April 1, 1863, and to first lieutenant on November 20, 1863. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was commissioned second lieutenant, February 19, 1863, with rank from February 4, 1863, vice J.W. Culver promoted; first lieutenant, October 21, 1863, with rank from July 27, 1863, vice J.W. Culver promoted. Photograh of Robert Cruikshank's wife, Maryande, and their child was taken at the Matthew Brady Studio in East Orange, N.J. - date unknown.
1st photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.
2nd photo courtesy of Barry Cruikshank, descendant of Robert Cruikshank.




Sgt. Daniel Alonzo Foster
Company H, 123rd New York
Daniel Alonzo Foster lived beyond his 86th birthday, when this photo was taken of him with his granchildren at his home in Shushan, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, 123rd Regiment N.Y.S.V., Company H on August 5, 1862, and was discharged as a sergeant on June 8, 1865. During his military service, he was "under fire" in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Buzzard’s Roost, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and at the siege of Atlanta. Daniel Foster was married to Caroline H. Dana. He had five grandsons to serve in World War I, with one grandson killed in France. Daniel Foster was one of the oldest living Civil War veterans in Washington County. He died on July 31, 1928, from carcinoma of the liver. He was almost 92 years old. Grandchildren shown in the photo are Charlotte and Frances Ryan, daughters of Postmaster William Ryan of Shushan.
Photo provided by Jane Margaret Kimball McGarvey, 2nd great granddaughter of Daniel Alonzo Foster.
Additional information provided by William E. Foster and Ed Robinson. (Sgt. Foster is the father of Edward C. Robinson's granduncle, George Henry Kimball's, wife, Anna Mary Foster, of Shushan, Washington Co., N.Y.)


 
Pvt. Samuel Atwood
Company H, 123rd New York
Samual Atwood, 123rd NYSV Inf Regt, Pvt Co. H, enlisted August 2, 1862 at Salem to serve three years. He was 22 years old at the time of his enlistment. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. He was discharged on June 5, 1865 from the U.S. Hospital in Albany, New York.
Photo courtesy of Bob Farrell.


 

Pvt. Edward Gleason
Company H, 123rd New York
1843-1934
Edward Gleason, 123rd NYSV Inf Regt, Pvt Co. H, was the last Civil War Veteran in Greenwich, N.Y., and possibly the last survivor of the 123rd NYSV Regt. He died in 1934 in Greenwich at over 91 years of age. He was born in county Tipperary, Ireland, June 10, 1843 and came to this country at the age of six and settled in Shushan, N.Y. His father, Michael Gleason, was employed by the D&H railroad and, at the outbreak of the Civil War, his father enlisted in the 93rd NY regiment for three years. Edward Gleason participated in every battle with the regiment unscathed and never suffered a serious illness. After the war, he was a marble cutter in Greenwich, N.Y., where he settled. He was one of the first members of the A.M. Cook post, G.A.R. and for twelve years held the office of commander of the post. He was also a member of the "Silent Seven" fraternity with others from the 123rd NY. He was married to Bridget Francy of Greenwich, who died in 1918. Photo and information are from his Greenwich, N.Y., newpaper obituary.
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 and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.




Pvt. Mitchell McFarland
Company H, 123rd New York

Mitchell McFarland, 123rd NYSV Inf Regt, Pvt. Co. H, enlisted on August 7, 1862 in Salem to serve three years. He mustered in as a private on September 4, 1862. He was wounded in action on May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He transferred to Co E, Nineteenth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on November 1, 1863. He was promoted to sergeant (no date) and was discharged on July 13, 1865 at Elmiar.
Photo extracted from a 1909 group photo on the Cambridge, New York, website and submitted by Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.

   


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