123rd New York Volunteer Infantry

1862 - 1865



Pictures - Company K



  

Capt. Henry O. Wiley
Company K, 123rd New York
Henry O. Wiley enlisted on August 22, 1862, at Salem at age 31, to serve three years. He mustered in as captain of Company K on Sept. 4, 1862. He was killed in action on July 20, 1864, at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign.
Photo on the left from the book Kennesaw Mountain, June 1864: Bitter Standoff at the Gibraltar of Georgia
by Richard A. Baumgartner and Larry M. Strayer. Photo on the right courtesy of Ed Robinson.




Cpl. Henry Welch
Company K, 123rd New York
Henry Welch enlisted at Granville on August 11, 1862, at age 18, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Company K on Sept. 4, 1862, and was promoted to corporal in June 1864. He was wounded in action on July 20, 1864, at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He was absent at muster-out of the company. Welch had this image of himself taken in Virginia in September 1863.
Photo courtesy of Joan Handy and Dr. David F. Cross.






Pvt. Thomas J. Licence
Company K, 123rd New York
Thomas J. Licence enlisted at Granville on August 9, 1862 to serve three years. At the time of his enlistment he was 23 years old and was a farmer. He mustered in as a private in Company K on September 4, 1862. He mustered out with the company on June 8, 1865 near Washington, DC. He was born in Hampton, New York in January 1839 and died June 30, 1924. He is buried in the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet, Vermont.
Photos courtesy of relative, Mary H. Sheldon, and submitted by Bob Farrell. The top photo has hand written note: "GAR May 30, 1908 - Grampa Licence - Tom Licence and a "X" under his figure."




Pvt. Burnam E. Van Guilder
Company K, 123rd New York
Burnam E. Van Guilder enlisted at Hartford on February 15, 1864 to serve three years. At the time of his enlistment he was 18 years old. He mustered in as a private in Company E on February 16, 1864. He transferred to Co K (no date) and was captured on March 7, 1865 at Pee Dee River, South Carolina. He was released on April 2, 1865 at Aiken's Landing, Virginia. He mustered out on July 1, 1865 at Annapolis, Maryland. Also borne as Bernard. Born: 1848; died 1922. He is buried in the East Poultney Cemetery, East Poultney, Vermont.
From the Bob Farrell Collection courtesy of Carol McKearnin.




Pvt. John P. Williams
Company K, 123rd New York
John P. Williams, at age 24 years, enlisted on September 3, 1862, at Granville to serve three years and mustered in as a private, Co. K, on September 4, 1862. He was captured in action on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Va. He was later paroled (no date) and he deserted at Parole Camp, Maryland (no date).
Photo courtesy of the Carlisle Barracks and Bob Farrell.

   


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