123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Headquarters and Staff





Maj. Gen. Henry Warner Slocum
Commander, 12th/20th Corps
Gen. Slocum was the XII Corps commander at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and was also the XX Corps commander for part of Sherman's March to the Sea. In both cases, the 123rd Regt. NYSV was under his command. After the battle of Atlanta, General Slocum commanded the left wing of Sherman's army in the "march to the sea" and through the Carolinas. The XXth Army Corps was part of Sherman's left wing during this period. He was a member of the West Point Class of 1852, later served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1873, and died in New York on April 14, 1894, at age 67.
Photo and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.


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General Alpheus S. Williams
Commander, 1st Division, 12th/20th Corps
General Williams commanded the 1st Division of the 12th/20th Corps during all of the fighting of the 123rd NYSV Infantry Regiment. The 123rd New York was in the 1st Brigade of the Division.

In the photo to the right is General Williams with his personal staff. The lieutenant standing behind General Williams is George Robinson of Argyle, Co. F (later Co. C) 123rd New York. He was the aide-de-campe to Gen. Williams for about two years.
Photos: Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.


  

Colonel Archibald L. McDougall
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Archibald McDougall, Esq., was nominated as the Colonel of the 123rd Regiment at the July 22, 1862, mass convention of the citizens of Washington County, New York. He enlisted as Colonel at age 45 on August 22, 1862, at Salem to serve three years and mustered in on September 4, 1862. Col. McDougall was wounded in the knee at Pumpkin-Vine Creek, Georgia, on May 25, 1864, during the battle at Dallas/New Hope Church and was taken from the field. His leg was amputated early the next morning and he died at the officers hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on June 23, 1864, about one month after being wounded. The source of the photo to the left is from Mathew Brady's Illustrated History of the Civil War, page 347. The CDV to the right was from an album kept by Capt. Alonzo T. Mason, 123rd NY, Co. A.
Photo and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col, U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Virgina,
and Mike Huggins of Irvine, California.
The CDV photo to the right was submitted by Edward C. Robinson with permission of Mike Medhurst www.mikemedhurst.com.



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Colonel Archibald L. McDougall
Headquarters, 123rd New York
An original Circular for the funeral of Col. Archibald McDougall which was purchased by Edward C. Robinson at a Civil War show in Richmond, Virginia.
Photo and information courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col, U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Virgina.


  

Colonel James C. Rogers
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Age, 23 years. Enrolled at Sandy Hill, to serve three years, and mustered in as major, August 18, 1862; as lieutenant colonel, May 13, 1863; as colonel, February 20, 1865; mustered out with regiment, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.; prior service, captain, Co. F, 43rd NY Infantry. Commissioned major, August 18, 1862, with rank from same date, original; lieutenant colonel, May 21, 1863, with rank from May 12, 1863, vice F. Norton deceased; colonel, December 22, 1864, with rank from November 19, 1864, vice A. Stevens appointed colonel, 176th NY Volunteers.
Photos courtesy of the Roger D. Hunt Collection and Bob Farrell.




Lt. Colonel Franklin Norton
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Age, 28 years. Enrolled at Greenwich, to serve three years, and mustered in as lieutenant colonel, August 18, 1862; wounded in action, May 1, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va.; died of his wounds, May 12, 1863, at Washington, D.C.; prior service as captain, 30th Militia, and Co. I, 77th NY Infantry. Commissioned lieutenant colonel, August 18, 1862, with rank from same date, original.
Photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.


  

Lt. Colonel Adolphus H. Tanner
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Lt. Colonel Adolphus H. Tanner rose from Captain of Company C in September of 1862 to Lt. Colonel of the regiment on July 21st, 1863. He was wounded in action on May 25th, 1864, near Dallas, Georgia. Tanner mustered out with his men on June 8th, 1865.
Photos courtesy of John Pannick, Sword and Saber, Gettysburg, Pa.




Lt. Colonel Adolphus H. Tanner
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Presumably another CDV photograph of Lt. Colonel Adolphus H. Tanner, which must have been taken some time after the preceeding two photographs due to the dramatic change in his appearance.
Photo courtesy of David Cress.


  

Major Henry C. Gray
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Headquarters, 123rd Regt. N.Y.S.V. Captain; date of commission, Sept. 10, 1862; date of rank, Aug. 22, 1862; promoted Major, Feb. 20, 1865; discharged with regiment. The first photo is from a CDV taken during the war. The second photo was taken sometime after the war and appeared in a Greenwich, N.Y., newspaper of the period. The photo was entitled "Dr. Henry Gray."
Photo courtesy of Edward C. Robinson, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., of Alexandria, Va.




Adjutant Seth C. Carey
Headquarters, 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 courtesy of Will Gorges at www.civilwarshop.com.




Surgeon James Chapman
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Age, 34 years. Enrolled, April 2, 1863, to serve unexpired term of regiment; mustered in as surgeon, May 7, 1863; mustered out with regiment, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.; prior service as assistant surgeon, 90th NY Infantry. Commissioned surgeon, April 3, 1863, with rank from April 2, 1863, vice J. Moneypenny resigned.
Photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.


  

Assistant Surgeon Lysander Wilcox Kennedy
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Lysander W. Kennedy enlisted at age 29 in Salem to serve three years and mustered in as the Assistant Surgeon on August 7, 1862. He was commissioned assistant surgeon on September 10, 1862, with rank from August 7, 1862, original. While with the 123rd NY he was made Asst Surgeon of the Artillery Brigade of the 20th Army Corps. He was promoted Surgeon of the 119th NY Infantry on May 21, 1865, and transferred to that unit. Image 2 is signed on back in period ink "yours truly L W Kennedy Asst Surgeon 123rd NY Vols in charge of the Artillery Brigade 20th AC".
Photo 1 courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.
Photo 2 courtesy of Steve Meadow of Midland, Michigan.




Quartermaster Sgt. Charles D. Warner
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Charges D. Warner enlisted at age 22 at White Creek to serve three years and mustered in as private, Co. G, July 30, 1862. He was promoted to quartermaster-sergeant on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the regiment on June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.




  

Rev. Henry Gordon
Headquarters, 123rd New York
Rev. Henry Gordon enlisted at age 37 in Salem to serve three years and mustered in as chaplain on August 22, 1862. He was commissioned as chaplain on September 10, 1862 with rank from August 22, 1862. He was discharged on April 18, 1863.
Top photo by Hurd & Housholder and courtesy of Mike Huxley.
Bottom photos courtesy of Bob Farrell.

   


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