123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865


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Mr. Farrell has conducted extensive research on the 123rd New York regiment and may have additional information on members of the unit that is not found on this website. Please feel free to contact him if you have questions or are a descendant of a veteran of the 123rd New York and would like to learn more about your ancestor.

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Further Reading

Sgt. Rice C. Bull Book Bull, Rice C. Soldiering: The Civil War Diary of Rice C. Bull, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. K. Jack Bauer, ed. San Rafael: Presidio Press, 1977. Written by Sergeant Rice C. Bull, Company D, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry.

Jeffrey H. Jones Book Jones, Jeffrey H. Marching to Save a Nation: The 123rd New York Infantry. Infinity Publications, West Conshohocken, PA.

Sgt. Henry C. Morhous Book Morhous, Henry C. Reminiscences of the 123d Regiment, New York State Volunteers: Giving a Complete History of its Three Years Service in the War. People's Journal Book and Job Office, Greenwich, N.Y., 1879. Written by Sergeant Henry C. Morhous, Company C, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry.

Pvt. George W. Sears Biography Mulholland, Chris George W. Sears: 1837-1910, 123rd New York Infantry Revised 16 May, 2011. To view the short biography on Pvt. George W. Sears, Company A, click here. The biography was provided to us by Chris Mulholland, USMC (ret), great-great-grandnephew of Pvt. George W. Sears.

From the Cannon's Mouth   Gen. Alpheus S. Williams and staff
Quaife, Milo Milton. From the Cannon's Mouth A compilation of letters from General Alpheus S. Williams to his family. Gary W. Gallagher, Editor. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London.

Ed Robinson submitted the photo of General Williams and his staff and the following review:

"General Williams commanded the 1st Division of the 12th/20th Corps during all of the fighting of the 123rd NYSV Infantry Regiment. The 123rd NY was in the 1st Brigade of that Division and so much of the description in these letters is relevant to the 123rd actions. It is an excellent research and resource book for those who would like more insight on the actions of the Division and the politics of the Army at that time. Lt. George Robinson, Co. F (later Co. C), 123rd New York, is standing behind Gen. Williams. He was the aide-de-campe to Gen. Williams for about two years. He is mentioned on page 339 of the book. George Robinson - 2nd Lieutenant; date of commission, September 10, 1862; date of rank, August 22, 1862; promoted 1st Lieutenant Co. C; discharged with regiment; after the war, was a Chaplain at Fort Beaufort."

D. Reid Ross Book Ross, D. Reid. Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War: The Hudson Valley's Ross Brothers and the Union's Fight for Emancipation. Foreword by Duane A. Smith.

Lt. George I. Robinson Book
Robinson, George I. A Year in the Life of a Civil War Soldier: Lieutenant George Robinson's 1863. Greenwich Journal & Salem Press, Greenwich, New York, 2005. Compiled by Edward C. Robinson and Tim Tefft from the diary and letters of Lt. George I. Robinson, Company A, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry. The book can be purchased from the Greenwich Journal and Salem Press by contacting co-author Tim Tefft, at: Tim Tefft, PO Box 79, Greenwich, NY 12834. The price is $12, plus $2 postage.

History of Washington County, New York. Heart of the Lakes Publishing, Interlaken, New York 14847, 1979; Chapter XVIII, "The One Hundred and Twenty-Third Infantry" by Rev. Seth C. Carey.

Phisterer, Frederick, compiler. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Adjutant General for the State of New York's Roster of the 123rd Regt. N.Y.S.V. New York State Archives.


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