1862-1865 New York Infantry. 123d Regiment.

Report of the monument committee of the One hundred and twenty-third regiment New York Infantry Volunteers. 1st Brig., 1st Div., 20th Corps online

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JULY 1; MAl.'CllKl) FROM LITTLKTOWX; FORMED LINK

OF I'.ATTr.F ON WOLF HILL; DIVOUACEl) NKAR BALTIMORK I>IKE

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TO OCCFl'V TIIFM.

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liECOVERED THESE WORKS; ABOUT 4 P. M. MOVED 'I'O

SFPPORT LINE THEN REPELLIN(t PICKETT'S C11AR(;E;

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FRONT OF THIS LINE; AT NKJHT JtEPELLED

AN ATTACK WITH HEAVY LOSS TO TH E EN E:\rV.

•JULY 4; MADE IlECONNOISANCE AROUND WOLF HILI,

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THE AFTERNOON OF JULY^ 3.



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TREflSUHEH'S REPDHT.

Henry Graj', Treasurer, in account with the GettysJ)iiru Monument
Association. To casli received from town of

Argyle * :]:>{) 00

Cambridiie 12!) 00

Easton 1 (1 00

Fort Ann 57 00

Fort Edward .")(} 00

Granville. . .-. l;« 50

Greenwich 518 75

Haitford 110 25

Hebron 1 1 ;^ 54

Jacksnii 40 00

Kinirsbury 22:5 00

Putnam 1 5 00

Salem .-)07 00

White Creek 1 HH 00

Whitehall 29:i 00

Profit on Sleepinfi (^ar to Gettysl)ur<>- 45 00

it!2,775 04

Paid Smith Granite Co $2500 00

Paid S. C. C^ary, expenses 1 07 97

Paid Captain Baker, expenses 23 00

Paid People's Journal, jjrinting 25 11)

Paid Salem Axiom, printing 7 85

By 1,000 lithographs of monument 28 00

By order (CarjO to R. Cruikshank 23 03

$2,775 04
July 1st, 1801. Henry Gk.w, Treasurer.

In addition to the al)Ove amounts that passed through the hands

of the Treasurer, the following amounts were raised by personal

solicitation from various persons, and \ised for expenses of Com-
mittee:

Argyle *34 00

Hebron 20 00

Salem 17 50

Whitehall 00 00



To tie 123 J Net Yoit RepeBtal Association.

('oMJjvnKs: - 'IMic (V)ininitt('c iippointcd by yon Nov. '2"2, IHST, for
tliP purpose of crectino; a suitable Memorial for our Ileuiment at
Gettysburg, desire at this time 1o lay In'tore you their tinal report.

It seems to your Committee that this is a flttinaj and appropriat*'
occasion to lu-esent to the Association a detailed statement of the ef-
forts put forth and the work accomjilished in securing for you the
erection of a Monument on the battletield of (lettysbur<>:. And iu)w,
since this has been satisfactorily completed, Ave can look l)ack over
the years of effort and struggle, and from this vantage-ground review
the work that has been completed with such magniticent success.

THE IWGEPTinW OF THE MDNUMENT.

On the 4th of January, 1886, your Chairman wrote a letter to the
Salem Axiom, calling attention to the duty of erecting a Monument
at (iettysburg to indicate the service rendered by our Regiment, and
also to mark the positions occupied on that bloody tield; referi'ing
also to the work done by the Massachusetts regiments, as well as
those of other states, and pledging a small subscription for that pur-
pose. The article aroused a slight ripple of interest among the mem-
bers of the Regiment, and the people of the county, and a few re-
sponses were made to it and pledges of small amounts were given.
Another article was written January 11th. If these letters served no
other purpose, they helped to arouse the peojile, and to inform them
as to what was being done in- other Commonwealths, and possil)ly
may have been the humble cause from whicli si)rang the effort to
secure oui- Iteautifnl Monument.



THE NEW YDRK GDIVlMISSinNERS.

At tlic session i>t' llic l>('iiisl;itmc for tlic year ISSd, a Board ofC'oiii-
inissioncrs on Gcltysliiir!i;Monuinciils was appointed, 'Mo (U'sii>iiateanil
maik the positions occupiod hy Xcw York troops. '" The law f-reatiiiir
tliis IJoanl was ciidiodicd in ("liajttor 4(>(» of the iawsof issi;. Tims
it would seem lliat the impidsc that set lioth their aLiciuics in niolion
had its oriii-in at about the same lime.

Thr Hoanl was oru:ani/.ed witii (Jen. Daniel K. Sickles as l*resi<lenl ;
.Maj. (leu. \\'. Coonry, Secretary, aniHJi'u. Charles K. (Irahaiu, Kn-
uiiieer.

Early in Auu'ust of the same year, tiie Commissioners asked tor in-
formation that would aid them in loeatiuir t he positions of all New
York orL'-ani/at ions. On tlie T.'.t h (d' AuiiUst, Col. S. \V. IJussell
wrote the Cliairman and sayinir that he had forwarded his name l<>
the Commissionci-s a< one to whom they could refer.

Septemlier Kith, follow iuii', a meetinji; (d inemhers of the lieiiinu'Ut
was held at the Fair (ircunids, Sandy Hill, and a committee was ap-
IHiinteil "to meet the State Ciuuinissioners next month and u"o with
1 lu'm to 1 he lialllelield and there delinilely locate the ^ite of the
Monument." 'I'his Committee consisted o(' II \i;vkv Hkvnoi.os,

Si: in C. ( ' ai:v,
II. C. Mownors,
LiKK II. CAi:i:ixrjTo.\.

Septemlier 'iOth, (Jen. .1. C. iioi;'ers wrote your Chairman at length
in reference to the matter, uriiinir him to li'o and assist .-is far as
possible.

October ."ith, three of the Coir,n)ittce, vi/. : II. C. Morhous, Luke II.
Carrinjrton, Seth C. Cary, met the Commissioners at the house of
(Jen. Sickles, No. '2:5 Fifth Avenue, New York. It was a matter ol
sur|)rise to the Commissioners that your Coinnnttee objecled to tlic
location assiLrned to our Ueiiiment on the majw of Cn). ,l. p,. Itncji-
elder. Previous study and research had made it evident, that the
ludv ma])s of till' battlefield that made any prel<Misions to aciuracv.
were both incorrect as to our positions. For instance: i\t\. BacheU
der's Isometrical ina]), jilaced us in the *<'C"w/ line, that \s /it thr stinu-
intll, on Culp's Hill. Aunnn : The official map of the War Department,
the ]iositions of troops on this map beinu: also the w(uk of Col. IIihIi-
elder, was incorrect as to our position \'i>r ]\\f siro/ul day. The Coni-
u»i - ^ioni'rs were yet more a<loiiishe<l that theaceunicy of the War
l)e|iar1meni map should lie enlled in i|uestion. and a-k<'d lor a ^late-



nicnt of our iiiovcincnis, wliich ihc Coininiiicc rcndily 'j-avc tlinii.
At till' Minic liiuf (tcii. (Jrfiliam made ;i nolc of our ol)j<'ct ioix, as a
luatlcr for furl licr in vcsl ig-at ion.

A sul)sc(|ucnl circular from llic CoiniMissioncis, a^kcd foi' a
written slatiMucnt of tlic rccollccrHui of survivors conccruiii-,^ liic
inovcnicnts aiul the positions occiijiicd hy tlu' (iifrcrcnt oriranizatioiis.
Coinradc iMoriious at once sent iiis hook, inarkiuii' llie i)assa;,'cs re-
ferriuii- 1i> <U'tlysl);:ri;-. Your Chairnian also sent a concise statement.
'I'lu' cinailar fiirther asked that wcsiHi, a hlaid; enii.oweriiii;- Oen.
<!rahaiu to mark our posiiiou foi' us. This tiie Committee declined
to do, feeliiiii- that we were hetter (|uali(ied to mark our own position
t han any one else, and thiidsiuu,- it more prudent to keep our own
work in oiii- own hands. The wisdom of t his c(Uirse w.as afterward
seen in m.any t hinns.

Arrami'ements were made to meet llie Comndssioiiers a! Cett vshur^:
in 1 1 e latter part ol' ( )ctolier, ami all t he Committee were not i tied and
urii-cd to he present. licavinii; Boston on the evenini;- of Octoher '^.^th.
yoiii' Chairman reached (Tettyshurii- on the afternoon of the '2<itli, re-
maining- I here t ill t he afternoon (d the '^Sth, expectinu' to ><■<■ the
ol her uuatdiei-s of the Comndtlee on every train, hut none of ihem
came.

Durinii' t hese three days your Ciuiirmau A\as in constant commuuica-
t ion with the Commissioners, li'oiui;- wit h them to all parts of the field,
and in j)rivate conversation, and on the ground tidlin^tlicm the ^torv
of our mo\'ements. l>ut as your Chairman was oidy one out of a
Committee of four, he declineil to formally mark the ]>osition foi' the
monument, helieving it to he a matter of too nnich ini])ortance to he
l(dt to any one person, especially since there were so manv survi\-oi-s
of the Heu'iment, and who also were living' within sm-h eas\- reach.

LnCflTINE THE MnWUMEWT.

The statements made to the Commissioners personally, and liv re-
ports of niemhers of your Committee, and cs])ecially that in relation
to the inscription on a monument already located near to where ours
was to be, had aroused much interest in the matter of a location. It
also stirred ti]) many to investiiiate the facts as well as the claims set
up hy the two retciments, to haviiiLi' performed very nearly the same
service. This, toii'ether with a caridul search after mai)s, material
and facts, had started a corresiiondence with Col. .1. J',. Bacludder as
well as many others.

The New York Commissi(mers, accejitini:' the statenu'ids of vour



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r»)ininiltfc :is to our inovciiiciits aii(i scr\ic'(', were justly incciisod ;U
I 111- claims oi' t lie "idtli ('oiiiiccticut already referred to. And this
called out auotlur statcuuMit, in which they asked i'or all tiu' facts in
1 he case. This was tuvnished without unnccessaiy delay. Hut, in-
stead of allayiuij; and iiuietinii' nuitters, it oidy added nu>re fuel to the
hrelhat was already well started. Then, ("ol. IJacheldcr as the Su-
periiilenilent of Inscriptions and Legends o I tlic (Jcttysijurii- Battle-
lield Association, was apiVealed to for infornnition as to what were
the reasons or liasis for the claims of the 20th ("onnecticut, and whicii
hud alrt'ady been inscribed ujion their nionninent. Ami, so mucii
wa> he impressed with our statements, and with the frani< expression
anil ajiparent candor and truth, that he re(|uire<t a suppienuMital state-
ment from ('(d. Win. B. Wooster. This was a remarkable proceedinji-
since their mi>nunnMit was already in place and dedicated. But it
showed the depth ol the interest awakened in the matter.

Col. Bachelder at once sent me Col. booster's report, asking an
exhaustive reply, and then ct)me and sit down with him and explain
it. Such a rejiort was immediately jn-epared and which covered aboul
tiftv (."iO) ])a<>;eK, taking up Col. Wooster's statement and answ<'riug it
point by point, at sufficient length to make it <lear.

.\bout, this time, however, a very wet blanket was thrown over all
this, when the New York Commissioners sent to your Chairman,
copies of tlu! original reports of Col. A. 1-. McDougall, Lt. Co). ,1. C.
IkOgers ami Col. Wm. B. Wooster.

We liad made our claims with great frankness and in entire good
faith. But now, after lying in their dusty pigeon-hob's in the War
Department for nearly a (piarter of a century, these original reports
arise from their sepulchres to confront us, and practically fleni/ tcerif
rliiiiii in- Imd et'fr iniuJc ! (It is but inst to Gen. Uogers to say, that he
ha - lu) knowledge of making the report said to bear his name. )

Nor was this all. For, in addition to denying <iU our rhiimx^ with
liberalitv, Wwy confiriiw.'l every point made hy the 2(Hh ('o)iii .'

Here was a dilemma. What to do was now a cpiestion. We were
hcaicu. Ami friend had joined to foe to s<'cure this (hdeat, from which
1 licri- si'cummI io he no po^siiile chance to even retire in good order.
\'our Chairman thought o\crit, slept o\-ei- il, I ill sleep e\-en well-nigh
|(ii>-ook him. Ill' hummed o\er the line of the old song, "Do 1 wake.
Ml am 1 diraining," till out of it all, there came the clear, sharply-di -
liiird lacl>, trooping out id nuMnory's tri-asurc-housc, in orderly pro-
ic-^ioii, and massing and arrangiuL: 1 licmsch c^ in <ornl lojumn^ nl



attack! So clear were all these scenes of those memorable "Summer
days" of July, 1803, as facts of consciousness and personal experience,
that with them we could stand up and defi/ all contradiction!

Then, the New York Commissioners very properly, desired another
report. This was prepared. In the meantime the report for Col.
Baclielder was made and taken to liim in person. But as he had for-
gotten to keep his engagement, and as he not long after resigned, the
report was never put into his hands.

A similar fortune or fatality, wliichever you may call it, befell the
report made to the New York Commissioners. It was to have been
presented to tiiem at Saratoga, June 23nd, 1887, but being disap-
pointed at the time first set, and l)eing at supper wlicn they did meet,
the wliole matter was left in the hands of Gen. Slocum for adjust-
ment, and tiie report was never presented at all.

Your Chairman waited till the lOtli of August following, and then
addressed a note to Gen. Slocum asking the present condition of the
matter. He replied at once tliat he had turned the matter over to
Col. Bachelder!

It will be remembered that on tlie return of your Cliuirman from
Gettys))urg in the Autumn of 1880, he made a report of his trip and
the condition of affairs there, to the comrades at Greenwich, Nov.
Oth, and at Salem on the 8th. And also, that a meeting was called
at Argyle for the 13th. And that in a blinding snow-storm we made
our Avay there, and after dinner iield our meeting. On motion of
Lieut. Reid the following resolution was adopted:—

liesolved, That a Committee of six be appointed to meet on the
Gettysburg battlefield to determine and mark the positions and move-
ments of the 123d Regiment during that engagement.

The following were appointed as such Committee, with power to
substitute: —

Adjt. Setu C. Cary,
Maj. Henry Gray,
Lieut. Donald Reid,
Lieut. Robert Cruiksiiank,
Sergt. H. C. Moriious,
Capt. Geo. W. Baker.
On motion of Maj. Gray, Col. S. W. Russell was "requested to ap-
pear before the Board of Supervisors of this County, at its next or
subsequent meeting thereof and ask said Board to appoint a Commit-
tee of six from the surviving members of the Washington County
Regiment, wlio were witli tlie Regiment at tiie battle of Gettysburg



to determine and mark the positions occupied b}' said Reginwnt in
that battle, and that he l)e authorized to invite the co-peratim of tlit'
surviving members of the Committee which raised the Regiment."

Col. Russell at once began a correspondence with the Board oi
Supervisors, the Hon. Etlward Dodd, Judge Josopi» Potter and Gen.
Charles Hughes. All of which resulted in arousing ;^ deep inlcresl
in the Board of Supervisors and throughout the County. And at
Whitehall, Xov. 30th, the Board appointed tlu; Committee previously
named at the meeting at Argjde, and added the naiuc oC Lieut. Luke
H. Carrington.

In the earl}' Autuniu of 18vS7, an. effort was m.adc to get together
a large party, and go to Grettyslnirg as an excursion (ict. 10th, liut
the hope was not realized.

Howev(M\ arrangements were at hmgth made to go with t lie 14tlt
Brooklyn Oct. 17th. Li accordance with this plan the following met
atGettysl)urgOct. 19, 1887: Capt. Geo. W. Baker, Lieut. Donald
Reid, Lieut. Robert Cruikshank, Gen. James (". Rogers, as substitute
for Lt. (Harrington, and your Chairman. We Avent uj) over Baltimore
Piko and into the field where we lay on the night of July 2nd, and
the morning of July od; then across the swale, up through the woods
and field, over the stone-wall, to the place where we built the works
and afterward recaptured Ihem. Wc readily found the place where
our colors rested, and immediately behind it a small level plat suita-
ble for a monument. ^Vhile here the New York Commissioners
drove up, having with them John M. Krauth, the Secretary o I tlie
Gettysburg Association. Leaving the carriages, they joined in the
conversation and Gen. Graham spoke of the level ))lat as a suitable
place for our monument. At length by general consent ^laj. Cooney
drove the stake and marked it, and thus ([uickly settled the vexed ([ues-
tion of the location of our monument. Nothing remained to do l)ut
to establish the position of tiie Hanks, whi('h was soon done. Thus
was settled a matter that had l)een the subject of thougiit and dis-
cussion for many months.

On the return of this Committee full reports were made throug]>
the (bounty papers.

THE EHEGTinW DF THE MnNUMEWT.

(^nc of the re(|uirements of tlie New York Commissioners was,
that in order to be entitled to the sum of tl, 500 granted by the State,
an organization must be effected, if one was not already in existence,
a record of whicli must lie jdaced on file in tlicollice <il the Couutv



n

<'lcfk, anil a. copy sent 1o Ihc ('Dihiiiissinncrs. ll liccaiiu- necessary
tlicrcf'orc lo call a meet in - of (lie survivors o|' the liciiinient, in order
to comply with this nHpiest, anil also to make furl her arrani;cmen|K
for prosocutinii; the woj-k before us.

In accordance willi this a call was issued ami the comrades as>em-
3)led in G. A. \l. hall, Greenwich, Nov. 2'i, 1887. On motion a formal
orj;-ani7,atioii \vas effected, and called "The 12:;d New York J{ei;i-
niental Association," with the followiiiii- olliccrs;
President, (Jen. James ('. Ron-ers.
Yiee-I'resident, ^Maj. ilenry (4ray.

" " ('apt. Duncan iioherlson.

" " Lt. K()l)ert, C'ruiksliank.

" " Keruct. Harvey lleynolds,

Lt. L. II. Carrin,i;1on.
" " Comrade A. I\. Potter.

" " " Roiuain Bennett,

" " R. W. Stewart.

*' " " jMarlin Burton.

Mitcliel McFarland.
Lt. Julius Swift.
Sergt. Sidney B. Wccr.
Scrgt. Wm. McLoughlin.
" ('apt. James Ilill.

" " Scrgt. Geo. Scott.

Lt. Donald Reid.
" " Comrade Fi'etl Slofiim.

Secretary, Sergt. H. C. Moi'Iuius.
Treasurer, Maj. Henry Gray

MDNLIMENT GDMMITTEE.

Adjt. S(!tli C. Gary, ('hairman.

Capt. Geo. W. Baker-

Maj. Ilenry Gray.

Edward L. Coy, Esq.

Hon. Edward Dodd.

Col. S. W. Russell.

Lt. Donald Reid.

Lt. RolxM't Cruiksliank.

Willard Lawton, Esq.

.Judge Joseph Potter.

The Vice-Presidents were made a Soliciting C-ommiltec to secure



£2
funds far tin? crectioo' of tlie Monument. Tlie Board of Supervisors
also look action and added their sanction by confirming the appoint -
mf nt of the above-nam'Cd Committee "to superintend the erection of
said Monument, to arrange for the dedication exercises thereof, and
to do whatsoever, in their judgement, will forward to early comple-
tion tiie worthy work of placing this memorial to I lie celebrated
Washington County regiment."

Up to this time it had been a mootetl question, whether the Super-^
visors could not appropriate money for the erectio-n of our Monu-
ment. But at this time it was definitely settled, though without
formal action, that such a course would be illegal, and also impolitic.
This threw the whole matter upon the Soliciting C/ominittee, and
they immediately began with great vigor and prudence to raise the
money by subscription.

The Monument Committee held a meeting at Salem, Feby. 14. 1888„
and organized by the election of Lt. Donald Keid as Secretary, and
Maj. Henrj' Cray as Treasurer, the Chairman having been alreadj-
appointed. It was also reported that $1,700 had been subscribed, and
only a portion of the towns had been heard from. It was also de-
cided to procure designs for a Monument to cost about f4,(»(K), and
the Chairman was authorized to secure such, and report at a futun«
meeting. Tlie Chairman also presented for consideration a draft of
the inscriptions to be placed upon the Monument, the same liaving
been previouslj' submitted to the Committee in private correspon-
dence.

In the further prosecution of tlie work, a meeting was held at Salem,
March 20th, for the purpose of presenting designs, and also to receive
reports from the Soliciting Committee. A most favomble report was
made by that Committee, the subscriptions noAv amounting to al)Out
^2,200. In accordance with a vote of the previous meeting, several
designs were presented by Comrade Robinson of Sandy Hill, and one
each by Mr. R. A. Evans of Boston, National Granite Co., liirre, Vt.,
and the Smith Granite Co., Westerly, R. I. None however were ac-
cepted, since no one of them seemed suitable, nor did the finances as
yet warrant as large an expenditure as it was thought in justice to
the Regiment and the County should be made.

Another meeting was called and met in G. A. R. hall, Argyle, May
8, 1888. The subscriptions had reached about f 2,;500. Designs for
the Monument were presented l)y the following [tarties: Coniradc
Robinson, Sandy Hill, three designs; Tlir Mit( hd (iranitc Works of



ChifiXgo, two(lesio-ns; Miller iV, Luce, IT!) 'rrcmoiit St., I'.ostoii, iiiid
TIu3 Smith Gnuiite ('o., Westerly, R. I., one eiicli. These various
(lesiij;us were jilaeed upon tlu; walls, and a free, frank discussion was
entered into, and tlu; difPerent parties siven the opportunity of ex-
plaining- and l)rini;-ini; to notice ihe special points of their work.
Atter this the Committee voted l)y l)allot, and on (counting the same
the Secretary reported that live of the six votes were cast for the de-
si.u'n i)resente<l by The Smith (rr.inite Vo. The (Joinmitte further
ordereil the Ciiairnian to make a contract witji The Smith (Iranite
(;o., provided the Monument could he erected in season to he dedi-
cated Sept. 4, 1888, the twenty-sixth anniversary of the muster-in of
our li('i;inu'nl. This mectint;- was made very pleasant, and also very
cllicient, l)y the presence and active co-operation of the lion. Edward
Dodd, who seenu'd more youthful than the youngest, fertile in ex-
pedients, ((uick to discover blemishes or beauties, frank in discussion,
wise in advice, and lara;ely contributed to stimulate his fellow-mem-
bers of the Committee to zealous effort in our good work, who ;Uso
was much pleased with the design selected.

On the return of your Chairman to Boston, he at, oiu'c conferred
with The Smith Granite Co., and they decided that considering the
character of the work, (a seated figure of History), it woidd be im-
possible to do this properly ])efore the first of October.

Correspondence with the members of the (Committee revealed the
fact that October wovdd be a most unsuitable time for the dedication,
and it was concluded that unless the Monument could be ready by
Sept. 4th, the whole matter would have to be deferred till the next
year. However, on these representations ])eing made to the Com-
pany, they agreed to have the ^lonument ready for dedication as it
had been originally arranged, and the contract was made May 2G, 1888.
On the first of June your Chairman went to Westerly, R. I., to in-
spect the clay model of the figure, and again on June 12th, this time
with Capt. Geo. W. Baker, to make an inspection of the plaster cast,
and at our suggestion slight changes were made, but the general effect
was regarded as most admirable.


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