Organized at Syracuse, N. Y, and mustered in August 28, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 31, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Johnson's Island, Ohio, to March, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 20. Moved to Stafford Court House, Va., October 20-November 18, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth, Va., till April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at and near Brandy Station till January, 1864. On detached duty at Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, till March. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C, July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defences of Washington July 11-12. Expedition to Snicker's Gap, Va., July 14-23. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Gilbert's Ford, Opequon Creek, September 13. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December. Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 12, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville till April 23. March to Danville, Va., April 23-27, and duty there till May 24. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 28, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 85 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 85 Enlisted men by disease. Total 179.
(Extracted from Dyer's Compendium)
Pictured is Samuel Miller, First Sergeant of Co. I, 122nd New York.
An article written by Chris Piering that was originally published in the May 2001 edition of the Jewish Observer. The article details the contributions of members of the Jewish Community of the city of Syracuse, New York during the Civil War.
Dudley G. Shirley
Residence not listed; 29 years old.
Enlisted on 8/3/1862 at Onondaga, NY as a Corporal.
On 8/8/1862 he mustered into "D"
Co., 122nd NY Infantry
He was discharged for wounds on 11/20/1864
He was listed as:
* Wounded 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA
* Wounded 9/19/1864 Winchester, VA
* Sergt 1/15/1863 (Estimated day)
* 2nd Lieut 10/3/1863 (Not Mustered)
* 1st Lieut 6/21/1864
* Capt 12/17/1864 (Not Mustered)
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Entries for the One hundred and twenty-second New York State Volunteers in the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Extracted and compiled by David McKenna. File is a downloadable Adobe Acrobat file. File size is 141kb.
Alonzo Clapp entered service with the 122nd NY as a Lieutentant, and kept this journal of his experiences thoughout the war. It provides amazing insight to the everyday life of the soldiers of the "Third Onondaga Regiment."
A sizeable entourage of Baldwinsville Civil War veterans, their spouses and historians journeyed to Gettysburg, Pa., to participate in the dedication of the monument erected in the battlefield memorial park. Among them was local photographer Seth M. Dunbar IV, who captured this image for posterity. The battlefield received national military park designation in 1895. (From the Baldwinsville Messenger 11/13/02) Click on the photo to see a larger version.
The account of the ride of William Tracy, for which he was awarded the Medal of honor. Source: Deeds of Valor, p. 164
A newspaper article, with extracts from a letter from COL Silas Titus, recounting some of the events at the battle of Gettysburg, July, 1863. The article, published in the Syracuse Courier and Union, includes a roster of the regiment's losses during the battle.
A series of letters from Willard Norton to his father, Erastus Norton, in Spafford, NY. Willard and his brother Perry joined sister regiments. Willard was in the 122nd New York and Perry joined the 149th New York
A series of letters from
Herbert S. Wells, of Baldwinsville, NY. He enrolled Aug. 6,
1862 at Baldwinsville to serve 3 years. Was mustered in as a 2nd
Lt. Co. A, 122nd NYVI, as 1st Lt. Co G., Dec. 3, 1862. Transfereed
to Co. B Mar. 1, 1863. He was wounded in action June 3, 1864 (slightly)
at Cold Harbor Va. Transfered to Co. A. June 20, 1864. Mustered
in as Capt. Sept 4, 1864, and mustered out with Co A June 23,
1865 at Washington, D.C. Was made Major, N.Y. Vol. By Brevet.
Wells worked for James Frazee as a millwright. Married Julie Hall
of Baldwinsville. He died 1891. Wells was the great-great-grandfather
of Burrill Wells, 36 McHarrie Street, Baldwinsville. Letters used
courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association.
A series of letters from Henry Harrison Hoyt to his mother and sisters. Hoyt was a member of Company E, 122nd New York Volunteers.
Wartime reminiscences of Isaac Clements. Clements was a member of Company F, 122nd New York. This work follows Clements throughout the war, through battle, woundings and capture.
122nd New York Volunteer Infantry a site by Kenneth Jennings Wooster. Contains links to other sites relative to the regiment.
Photographs and Biography of Col. Silas Titus
A Detailed History of the Regiment compiled by Kathy Crowell from the Veteran's Column (1888 - 1893) of Fayetteville's "Weekly Recorder" newspaper.
Surviving Members as of 1888 from the Veteran's Column of Fayetteville's "Weekly Recorder" newspaper. February 2, 1888; February 9, 1888; February 16, 1888; February 23, 1888; March 1, 1888; March 8, 1888; March 15, 1888; March 29, 1888; and April 5, 1888.
Complete List of Casualties for the period from May 5, 1864, to November 1, 1864.
Final Resting Places These "Rolls of Honor" appeared in the Thursday, January 16, 1890 Veteran's Column of Fayetteville's "Weekly Recorder" newspaper.
USAMHI holdings Go to this site, choose "infantry" and then click on the link for the 122nd. This will download to your computer an MSWord file listing the material held by USAMHI.
A Roster of Company K
New York State Battle Flags a site by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs
New York State and the Civil War a site by Sue Greenhagen. Contains many links to New York regimental history sites.