123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Roster - Company H



Salem

Salem sent out 78 men, taking the eighth position in the regiment as Company H, the men receiving in bounty $4,100. At a special meeting held Aug. 29, 1862, W. B. Bool, chairman, and William McFarland, clerk, resolutions were offered by Hon. James Gibson, and seconded by Hon. C. L. Allan, and after discussion were adopted. The supervisor, Andrew Law, was authorized to borrow on the credit of the town $3,500, the money to be expended in raising volunteers to supply the deficiency of 25 men in the filling of the quota of the town, paying bounties and expenses necessary to fill Co. H. to the minimum. Meetings were also held in 1863, '64 and '65 and all successive calls were promptly filled. The town was in advance of all demands of the Government, and more than met them, having men standing to its credit in excess of quotas at the close of the war.


Commissioned Officers

Crary, John S. - Captain; mustered into service Sept. 4, 1862; commissioned bears date Aug. 22, 1862; resigned July 28, 1863.

Elliott, Benjamin - 1st Lieutenant; mustered into service Sept. 4, 1862; commissioned bears date Aug. 22,1862; resigned February 5, 1863.

Culver, Joshua W. - 2nd Lieutenant; mustered into service Sept. 4, 1862; commissioned bears date Aug. 22, 1862; promoted 1st Lieut. February 20, 1863; promoted Capt. October 21, 1863, on detach service at Hart's Island, N.Y., from July 25th to Aug. 18, 1864; discharged with the regiment.

Cruickshank, Robert - 1st Sergeant; mustered into service Sept. 4, 1862; promoted 2nd Lieut. February 20, 1863; promoted 1st Lieut. October 21, 1863; discharged with regiment; sick in Harper's Ferry hospital from December 15, 1862 to February 1, 1863; leave of absence granted February 1, 1863 to March 22, 1863; furlough extended to April 2, 1863; reported to company at Acquia Creek April 1, 1863; sick at Warrenton Junction July 23, 1863; taken to Washington by brigade surgeon; leave of absence granted for 30 days, Aug. 14 to Sept. 13, 1863; reported to hospital surgeon, Washington, Sept. 12, 1863; sent to Georgetown hospital Sept. 12, 1863; returned to duty Sept. 28, 1863, at Bridgeport, Al.


Non-Commissioned Officers

Amidon, Larned S. - Sergeant; transferred from Co. E. Aug. 22, 1862; wounded at Dallas, Ga.; discharged May 19, 1865, U.S. hospital, near Troy.

Beattie, R.B. - Sergeant; promoted 2nd Lieut. October 21, 1863; on detached service at Hart's Island, N.Y., from July 25, 1863, to May 15, 1864; mustered out with regiment.

Briggs, Garrett W. - Corporal; wounded at Chancellorsville; discharged with regiment.

Cowan, James H. - Corporal; died in Harper's Ferry, December 2, 1862, of disease.

Creighton, William H. - Corporal; sick and sent to hospital Aug. 19, 1864; discharged from Keokuk hospital, Iowa, at close of war.

Denison, William H. - Sergeant; wounded at Chancellorsville; in hospital; returned to duty; discharged with regiment.

Foster, Daniel A. - Sergeant; enlisted as a private in Company H on August 5, 1862; promoted to sergeant; saw fighting at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Buzzard’s Roost, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and at the siege of Atlanta; discharged with the regiment on June 8, 1865; after the war, lived in Shushan, N.Y.; died on July 31, 1928, from carcinoma of the liver; buried in the Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge, N.Y.

Gray, James C. - Corporal; died March 21, 1865, of disease.

McFarland, Frank - Corporal; wounded at Culp's farm; discharged with regiment.

Ross, Daniel R. - Sergeant; taken prisoner at Culp's farm; returned to duty; discharged with regiment.

Sherman, Charles R. - Corporal; discharged with the regiment.

Stewart, William H. - Corporal; wounded at Chancellorsville; died of wounds received as above, May 12, 1863.

Williamson, Frederick J. - Corporal; promoted Sergeant; sick January 17, 1865; died of disease March 6, 1865, hospital at Savannah.


Privates

Ackerson, James T. - transferred from 145th Infantry, December 26, 1863; discharge with regiment, June 8, 1865, near Washington, DC.

Allan, John - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1862; discharged with regiment.

Andrews, William - left sick at Salem; did not report.

Atwood, Samuel - discharged at First Division hospital, at close of war.

Baker, Elijha - discharged for disability, May 24, 1864

Barnes, Patrick - transferred to Invalid Corps.

Beattie, James L. - killed on picket line in front of Atlanta, Aug. 18, 1864.

Beebe, George - discharged with regiment.

Berry, John - transferred from Co. A, Aug. 22, 1862; discharged with regiment.

Billings, Charles - died at Loudoun Valley, December 13, 1862, from disease.

Blaueri, David - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1862.

Brown, Milo H. - died at Loudoun Valley, Virginia, November 27, 1862, of disease.

Burtis, Evander - Age, 25 years. Enlisted at Salem, to serve three years, and mustered in as a private, Co. H, September 4, 1862; died, September 7, 1862 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while on the march from rendezvous. Last man to enlist and first man to die in his company (Regiment).

Chase, Lewis D. - discharged with regiment.

Cleveland, Henry J. - wounded at Dallas and Pine Mountain; discharged with regiment.

Creighton, George M. - discharged at hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., at close of war.

Cruickshank, William J. - promoted corporal; wounded at Chancellorsville, discharged March 11, 1864, on account of wounds.

Danforth, Henry - wounded at Peach Tree Creek; died in hospital at Kingston, Ga., July 31, 1864.

Danforth, Philip H. - discharged with regiment.

Devine, Michael - transferred from Co. A, Aug. 22, 1862; deserted at Frederick, Md., October 1, 1862.

Dickenson, Thomas - died in the field hospital at Atlanta, Sept. 10, 1864, from disease.

Doig, John S. - wounded at Chancellorsville; discharged with regiment.

Donohue, Peter - discharged with regiment.

Dunlap, Martin F. - died in camp at Stafford Court House, February 25, 1863, of disease.

Eddie, George H. - musician, discharged with regiment.

Gleason, Edward - discharged with regiment.

Gray, Levi H. - discharged with the regiment.

Graves, Edward - discharged April 21, 1863.

Harwood, Newell L. - discharged at hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Hendrahan, Michael - deserted at Salem, Aug. 23, 1862.

Holbrook, Jeremiah - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1862; deserted at Loudoun Valley, Va, November 24, 1862; returnd May 20, 1864.

Hopkins, Albert - discharged with regiment.

Hopkins, John - wagoner, discharged with regiment.

Hopkins, Silas - discharged from Harpers Ferry hospital, Va, November 16, 1863; discharged at Albany, Aug. 25, 1864.

Hover, Jacob - missing while on March, June 27, 1863.

Johnson, Archibald - wounded at Chancellorsville; died of wounds May 6, 1863.

Kearsing, Joseph - wounded at Culp's Farm; died in Confederate hospital.

Mahaffy, 2d, Samuel - promoted Sergeant; discharged with regiment.

Mairs, John A. - killed at Chancellorsville.

Mathews, Horace P. - discharged with regiment.

McFarland, Mitchell - 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.

McMurry, James - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1862; taken prisoner at Chancellorsville; never heard from.

McNassar, Peter - killed at Culp's Farm; buried in the Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.

Nelson, Peter E. - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1862; discharged April 21, 1863.

Nelson, Robert D. - enlisted Aug. 31, 1864, one year; discharged with regiment.

Orcutt, Chester - age, 28 years; enlisted, Aug. 14, 1862, at Hartford, to serve three years; mustered in as a private in Co. H, Sept. 4, 1862; wounded in the leg, July 20, 1864, at Peach Tree Creek, Ga., when falling back after the skirmish line was driven in; mustered out with the company, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. Buried in the Church Cemetery at Hartford, New York.

Orcutt, William J. - age, 21 years; enlisted, July 30, 1862, at Salem, to serve three years; mustered in as a private in Co. H, Sept. 4, 1862; died at the regimental hospital of lung congestion on Jan. 26, 1864, while on station at Elk River Bridge, Tenn.

Parker, Calvin J. - discharged with regiment.

Pattridge, William C. - left sick at Salem.

Perkins, John A. - wounded at Chancellorsville and taken prisoner; discharged with regiment.

Pratt, Alexander - He was born on March 3, 1844 in Jackson, New York. Served from October 1, 1861 to March 31, 1862 in Co. A, 2nd New York Mounted Volunteers, which became Co. A, 7th New York Cavalry (Black Horse), and mustered out in March 1862. He re-enlisted, at age 18, on August 6, 1862, at Salem, to serve three years; mustered in as a private, Co. H, September 4, 1862; served in the Provost Guard with the 1st Brigade, January through April, 1865; mustered out with the company, June 8, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was a railroad engineer on The Delaware and Hudson Railroad. He died on February 22, 1899 in Rutland, Vermont.

Priner, William - wounded at Resaca; discharged with regiment.

Rich, William L. - killed at Chancellorsville.

Ross, John - enlisted Sept. 1, 1864, one year.

Roy, Lawrence M. - drum majors; promoted 2nd Lieut.; not mustered; discharged with regiment.

Schneider, John - discharged with regiment.

Sheppard, Charles A. - straggled May 2, 1863.

Stover, Theodore - transferred from Co. A., Aug. 22, 1862; discharged with the regiment.

Streeter, Albert - wounded at Chancellorsville; discharged for disability, Camp Butler hospital, Ill., June 8, 1864.

Sweeney, John - deserted at Salem, Aug. 20, 1862.

Sweet, George - died in camp at Stafford Court House, February 4, 1863, of disease.

Sweet, Harry G. - died at Harpers Ferry hospital, December 26, 1862, of disease.

Tool, Austin - taken prisoner at Culp's Farm; never heard from.

Torrence, Orrin - discharged from hospital at Louisville, Ky., at close of war.

Warner, David H. - died April 26, 1865, of disease.

Warner, William - discharged with regiment.

Wells, Alexander H. - transferred to Invalid Corps.

West, Richard - missing from camp at Loudoun Valley, December 6, 1862; found with throat cut, December 13, 1862; committed suicide.

Wheelock, Edgar L. - discharged from hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind., at close of war.

Whitney, Edward D. - discharged with a regiment.

Wood, Charles E. - transferred from Co. E., Aug. 22, 1863; wounded at Chancellorsville.

Wright, James H. - discharged at hospital at Baltimore, Md.



Information compiled by Bob Farrell.

   


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