120th Regiment Infantry
New York Volunteers
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
Sergeant Major Albert Carr, of the 120th Regiment, is home on a furlough.
He was wounded at the battle of Gettysburgh.
Epenetus Abrams, a member of Co. K, 120th Regiment, died in the General Hospital
near Falmouth, on the 27th ult., of wounds received at the battle of Chancellorsville.
His age was 38 years.
Sergeant-Major Albert Carr, of the 120th Regiment, arrived at his home in this
place on Thursday last, Aug. 6th. He was wounded at Gettysburg.
The 120th Regt. is in the "Excelsior Brigade," Third Corps, and is
now encamped near Beverly Ford, Va.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH REGIMENT.
Lieut.-Col. Westbrook, wounded in hip.
Lieut. Ketchum, killed.
Lieut. Creighton, do,
Captain Hollister, killed.
Captain Barker, killed.
Lieutenant Freileweh, killed.
Orderly Sergeant Snyder, killed.
Lieut. John R. Burhans, wounded, and since died, we learn.
Alber Rider, wounded in foot.
Sergeant Major A. Carr, contusion.
J. Hulbert, hip and left arm.
Matthias Emory, thigh and side.
Lieut. Wm. J. Cockburn, wounded.
Adjutant Russell, wounded.
Lieut. Alex. Austin, wounded in elbow.
Lieut. J. Wilkinson, wounded.
A. E. Vandemark, do.
Dan. D. Smith, do.
Many more were wounded, the names of which we did not receive in time for publication
Col. George H. Sharp, 120th Regiment, is spoken of as about to occupy the position
of Provost Marshal General, in place of Gen. Patrick, who will take the field
at the head of a division.
Letter from "Our Boy."
We call attention to a very interesting letter, which we publish to-day, from
our young friend William Plimley, who is a member of the 120th Regiment,
and participated in the late severe battles at Gettysburgh. It breathes a
spirit of patriotism which should animate every man and soldier in the country,
and serves to illustrate how steadfast, true and noble, is the loyalty which
pervades the army. It is to such self-sacrificing and devoted men as fought
and won the bloody fields of Gettysburgh, that the country looks with confidence
to carry it triumphantly through the terrible ordeal, which has been forced
upon it by Southern ambition and treason. Among the hosts who shall return
to the quiet and peaceful pursuits of life, after having victoriously borne
and established the "Old Flag" in every Southern State, we hope
to welcome and do honor to our patriotic young typo.
An Honorable Record.
Referring to the position and operations of the Army of the Potomac, the correspondent
of the Tribune furnishes the following statement bearing full testimony to
the gallant bearing of the 120th Regiment.
Saturday morning about daybreak, the cavalry pickets of the 5th New York and
of a Michigan Regiment, in all about four companies, which, together with the
120th, numbering 200 men, commanded by Capt. Lockwood, were in advance of the
main body some three or four miles, and perhaps halfway between James City
and Madison Court House, brought information that four Rebel brigades of cavalry
were crossing Robertson river at Russell's Ford, on our right flank. Capt.
Lockwood threw his little force into a piece of woods, and gallantly essayed
to check them.—Our cavalry, however, were so overwhelmingly outnumbered,
that they made no stand, and their retreat, and the narrowness of the piece
of woods, left the infantry flanks exposed.
The little band was at once turned, the Rebels calling out to them to surrender.
But Capt. Lockwood deployed his men as skirmishers, and retired fighting and
disputing every inch of the enemy's advance, till he reached the vicinity of
the main body. He lost 18 or 20 men taken prisoners. Directly that our cavalry
retired, the enemy's cavalry closely clung to him, and as soon as he himself
retired from, the woods, he lost the only advantage he had to offset against
such terrible odds.—This handful of men, diminishing every step, fell
back behind a rail fence and from it poured such a volley upon their pursuers
as to stagger the enemy's resolution to persist in the attack. Thus the enemy
was kept in check sufficiently long for Gen. Kilpatrick to form his main body
in line to receive him; but then it was to late.
The Rebels would not come again. The 120th New York list in killed, wounded,
and missing 100 men—half the entire number. Gen. Kilpatrick complimented
the regiment on their bravery and the service rendered in holding the enemy
in check long enough to give the main force ample time to prepare to meet him.
BURIAL OF LIEUTENANT BURHANS.—The remains of the lamented Lieutenant
John R. Burhans, who was killed in the battle of Gettysburg, were brought here
last week, and on Saturday last were buried in a family graveyard near Flatbush,
on the banks of the Hudson. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows' Lodge
in this village, and his funeral was attended by members of the lodge.—Kingston
120th in the Fight.
This gallant regiment, from our county, is taking part in the battles before
Richmond, under Gen. Grant. The following are the casualties among its members
so far as has been ascertained:
M. VanNostrand, Co. I., leg; J. Young, I., thigh; J. J. Frier, A., hand; D.
Sholler, I., ankle; Wm. Benjamin, D., leg; M. Buskel, D., ankle joint; J. P.
Roon, I., hip; Sergt. Major A. M. Barber, elbow; J. Matts, G., hip; Theo. A.
The following are in the hospitals in Washington; Jerry Clifford, Co. B; John
J. Roosa, Co B.; Corp. Jas. Reynolds, S. Blecker, Co. G.
Casualties in the 120th.
We are indebted to J. Rudolph Tappen, Lt. Col. Commanding 120th Regiment N.
Y. V., for the following list of casualties:
Sept. 10th, 1864, Private John Plaskett, head, very severe, on picket.
Sept. 10th, Private Wm. D Burgess, right leg, slight, on picket.
Sept. 11th, Private Daniel Bloomer, through left arm, slight, on picket.
Sept 11th, Private John Hollowell, right hand, severe, on picket.
Sept. 12th, Capt. James H. Everitt, flesh wound, slight, on picket.
Sept. 12th, Private Owen O'Brien, slight, in camp.
Sept 13th, Private James Irving, shot through the body, very severe, on picket.
Sept. 14th, Private Nathan'l B. Smedes, through left elbow, severe, in camp.
Sept. 18th, Private Egbert McMurdy, thigh, slight, in camp.
Sept. 18th, Private Peter Rafferty, face and arm, severe, on picket.
Sept. 19th, Private Daniel D. Smith, left arm fractured, severe, on picket.
We have it stated that Brig.-Gen. Patrick, Provost-Marshal General, had obtained
leave of absence, and that Deputy Provost-Marshall Sharp was acting in the
General's stead. This, of course, is our Col. Geo. H. Sharp, of the 120th.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH REGIMENT
Lieut.-Col. Westbrook, wounded in hip.
Lieut. Ketchum, wounded.
Lieut. Creighton, wounded.
Lieut. Wm. J. Cockburn, wounded.
Adjutant Russell, wounded.
Lieut. John K. Burhans, wounded.
Lieut. Alex. Austin, wounded in elbow.
Lieut. Col. C. D. Westbrook, of the 120th Regiment, arrived in town the forepart
of last week. He is still suffering from his wound, although enabled to walk
about with the aid of a cane.
Major Rudolph Tappen, of the 120th Regiment, N. Y. V., arrived in town on
Friday evening last. He is looking well, while his shoulder straps indicate
their having seen, as they really have, much service.
ANOTHER PATRIOT GONE.—Killed at the battle of Gettysburgh, on the 2d
inst., Lieut. Edward H. Ketcham, of the 120th N. Y. S. V. Lieut. Ketcham went
from Milton with this regiment nearly two years ago, and has been in all the
battles in which his regiment was engaged, and was very zealous for the cause
of freedom. He enlisted from pare patriotic motives, at a great pecuniary sacrifice,
leaving a large farm to the sole management of a younger and only brother,
who has since enlisted in the 4th N. Y. Cavalry as a Lieutenant, from the same
motives. Edward was son of David and Martha Ketcham, formerly of Pleasant Valley,
who were very strict members of the Society of Friends. Lieutenant Ketcham
was a young man of much promise, very upright in all his dealings, and perfectly
reliable in all things. His remains were interred by his brother on the 4th.
His mother, who is a widow, can scarcely bear up under this bereavement.—Daily
Death of Lieut. Cockburn.
Lieutenant William James Cockburn, from Kingston, of the 120th Regiment, N.
Y. V., was severely wounded in the battle of Gettysburg—having a main
artery of a leg shot off. He appeared to be getting along well until Wednesday,
the 22d inst., when the artery again opened, causing his death. Lieut. Cockburn
was one of the first to volunteer in defence of his country—enlisting
and serving in the old 20th in its three months' service, although previously
not a member of the Ulster Guard. His body was brought to Kingston, and the
funeral services were held in the first Reformed Dutch Church on Sunday last—Rev.
Dr. Hoes preaching a funeral sermon to a very large concourse of people;
the crowd was so great we could not gain an entrance to the building. The
military and firemen were in attendance. Lieut. C's age was 28 years, and
Casualties in Co. A.
We have received from Captain A. L. Lockwood, the following correction of our
list of casualties at Chancellorville, in company A, 120th Regiment:
Private Wm. W. Roe, killed.
Do Ferris G. Davis, wounded in arm and head, severe.
Private Samuel Boice, wounded in leg, bone broken below knee.
Private John J. Freer, do in thigh, not dangerous.
Private Elijah Van Tassel, wounded in shoulder, severe.
Private James D. Brodhead, do in thigh, not dangerously.
Private Geo. W. Moe, wounded in arm, very slight.
Private Charles Hearn, do in head very slight.
Private Longcoy, taken prisoner.
Private Nicholas Loughran, missing.
To the Friends of Deceased Soldiers.
Wm. C. Burhans and Wm. Snyder, have recently returned from Gettysburg—on
Friday night last—bringing with them the remains of their brothers (who
were killed July 2d on the battle field 1 1/2 miles south of Gettysburg, along
the Emmetsburg road), Lieut. John R. Burhans and Orderly Sergt. John S. Snyder,
both members of the 120th Regt., N. Y. V. Lieut. Burhans' remains were taken
to Flatbush, on the banks of the Hudson, and were buried by the I. O. of O.
F. order; and Sergt. Snyder's corpse was deposited in the cemetery vault until
Sunday morning, when it was buried by the Masonic order. Wm. C. Burhans has
visited the battlefield and hospitals, and is therefore able and ready to give
information to any one who has friends buried or in the hospitals at Gettysburg;
also any one wishing to have bodies brought home for interment,—he has
made arrangements to have them conveyed in safety cases or in porophine sheets,
delivered at the depot, and then have them Expressed to their place of destination.
Any order sent by Mr. Burhans to J. B. Staunton, will be regularly attended
to without delay.
CASUALTIES IN THE 120TH REGIMENT.
To relieve the solicitude of friends and relatives, we lose no time in giving
publicity to the following official bulletin of casualties in the 120th Regiment,
who were in the great battle on the Rappahannock:
HEAD-QUARTERS, ARMY POTOMAC,
MAY 7, 1863.
WM. H. ROMEYN—Dear Sir: Herewith I send you a statement of loss in 120th
Regiment, N. Y. S. V., in the engagement of Saturday and Sunday last. The men
acquitted themselves bravely, and were the last of the Brigade to leave the
field, having done all in their power to avert the disaster. The number reported
missing will probably be reduced. The Adjutant with characteristic modesty
omits his name from the list, although some of those reported were wounded
as slightly as himself. Truly Yours,
GEO. H. SHARP,
Col. 120th Regt., N. Y. S. V.
W. W. Roe, killed.
G Singcoy "
F. G. Davis, seriously wounded.
C. Hearn, slightly wounded.
G. W. Moe " "
J. D. Brodhead, wounded.
E. Van Tassel, " seriously
J. R. Hughes, "
J. J. Freer, Missing.
M. Loughran "
S. Boice "
Corporal B. Bishop, killed.
L. S. Smith, "
B. C. Haight, "
J. P. D. Ellsworth, mortally wounded.
Sergeant M. Van Etten, wounded, leg near hip.
W. Coddington, shoulder
G. Dawalt, hand
J. Traver, finger
W. H. Krom, arm
Lewis Belamater, wounded slightly
John Kelly, hand
C. B. Markle, hand—missing
J. W. Hover, Missing
A. Kennicut, "
Stephen Ennist "
Egbert Hommel "
Nicholas Kelsey "
W. H. Smith "
Clark Chase, ordered to the front by Gen. Revere and taken prisoner.
Corporal E. Stall, wounded.
C. L. Rosecrans, "
J. Van Wagonen "
J. Krom, missing.
E. Dingle, "
J. E. Brinting. "
T. F. Bell, severely wounded.
Joseph P. Smith, missing.
J. A. Ware, killed.
Sergt. J. S. Pomeroy, wounded.
Corp. F. Unkinholtz, "
C. Brown, "
J. D. Irwin, "
D. Nickerson, "
E. Evans, missing.
E. Sheley, "
G. Van Loan, killed.
F. T. Sutton, wounded.
Corp. H. Benjamin, wounded.
L. E. Smalling, "
Corp. E. O. Hall, "
Sergt. J. Rider, "
Frank Burrill, killed.
J. Shader, wounded.
J. Teetsell, 2d, seriously wounded.
Corp. J. Reynolds, slightly wounded.
P. S. Teetsell " "
S. Teetsell, " "
Sylvester Barrow, " "
Corp. Schmidt " "
J. Lacy, seriously wounded.
F. McLoud, slightly "
W. Cogswell, missing.
G. Taylor, "
Capt. F. W. Reynolds, wounded.
Corp. G. A. Hart, seriously "
G. Weaver, " "
J. J. Roosa, slightly "
G. Davis, " "
J. R. Jones, " "
J. D. Barnes, " "
W. E. Vandemark, wounded.
E. H. Bishop, "
E. Abrams, seriously wounded.
G.Van Aken, slightly wounded.
C. D. Grannis, " "
J. Hardick, missing.
John Blodgett, "
The foregoing list of casualties in the 120th Regiment has been revised since
our extra issue of Saturday, from a statement furnished us by Lieut.-Col. Westbrook.
120TH REGIMENT, N. Y. V.
The following is a list of the killed and wounded in Company F, as far as known:
Sergt. Chas. Cole, supposed to be killed.
Corp. W. H. Rose.
W. H. Bell.
Capt. T. F. Overbaugh, jaw.
Lieut. Pettit, neck and arm.
Sergt. A. W. Thomas, foot.
Corp. E. Ford, head.
J. W. Trowbridge, legs.
C. Ruger, finger.
L Mackey, leg.
B. Mulligan, arm.
S. Hitchcock, thigh.
J. Lindsley, leg.
A. Van Leuven, leg.
T. Magilton, neck.
P. Lackey, side.
C. Branch, legs.
T. Ten Broeck, hip.
J. Mastaling, leg.
The following Officers were killed:
A. G. Barker, Captain Co. K.
L. Hollister, " Co. D.
E. H. Ketcham, Lieut. Co. A.
F. Freileweh, " Co. E.
J. R. Burhans, " Co. I., supposed to be killed.
Orderly Sergt. Snyder, Co. K.
Lieut. Col. C. D. Westbrook, shot in four places, seriously.
Adjt. E. McC. Russell, slightly.
J. Wilkinson, Lieut. Co. C.
E. S. Turner, " Co. D.
O. B. Gray, " Co. E.
Jason Carle, " Co. G.
M. E. Creighton, " Co. H.
W. J. Cockburn, " " "
A. Austin, " Co. I.
Sergt. Major A. Carr, wounded in thigh.
Tribute of Respect.
At a regular meeting of Kosciusko Lodge, No. 86, I. O. of O. F., held at Odd
Fellows' Hall, on Wednesday Evening, July 29th, 1863, the following Resolutions
Inasmuch as this Lodge has been called upon to mourn the loss of two of its
brethren, Lieutenant J. R. Burhans and 1st Sergeant John S. Snyder, of the
120th N. Y. V., both struck down on the fatal but victorious field of Gettysburg,
we with full hearts hereby give our testimony to the worth of those suddenly
called from our fraternal band, and it is hereby
RESOLVED, That we have received with unfeigned regret the sad tidings which
told us that our brethren were included among those who had offered up their
lives for their country; and we one and all bear witness to their worth as
men rich in all the virtues of citizens and exemplary in every relation of
life, and beloved for their kindness, amiability and sincerity of their intercourse
with their fellows, which added a warm affection to the esteem which their
RESOLVED, That whilst this Order cannot but regard their fate as a sad loss
to its councils and associations, yet we will ever cherish with an honest pride
the remembrance of the lives which so brilliantly [sic] displayed the virtues
fostered by this Order, leading to the free offering up of life itself as the
crowning act of patriotism.
RESOLVED, That to the families and friends of our brethren, suddenly bereaved
of their cherished hopes and stay, we extend this expression of our sincerest
sympathy, and we trust that the comforting spirit which is promised to the
afflicted will soothe their sorrows and be their strength and stay.
RESOLVED, That this Lodge hereby orders this attestation of their sincere witness
to the worth of our brethren, and that the due testimonials thereof be accorded
by the Lodge, and these resolutions be entered on its minutes, transmitted
to their families and published.
ABRAM HART, N. G.
H. F. STYLES, Secretary.
Casualties of the 120th.
Lieut. Col. Westbrook, of the 120th Regiment, has furnished the following list
Col. Sharp says "the Adjutant with characteristic modesty, omits his name
from the list, although some of those reported were wounded as slightly as
himself." The 120th helped repulse the enemy on Sunday morning, May 3d,
Killed—William W. Roe, G. Singcoy.
Wounded—F. G. Davis (mortally), C. Hearn, J. D. Brodhead, E. Van Tassel,
J. R. Hughes. G. W. Moe, slightly. Missing—J. J. Freer, M. Loughrom,
Killed—Corporal B. Bishop, D. C. Haight.
Wounded—J. P. D. Ellsworth (mortally), Sergeant Mortimer Van Etten, W.
Coddington, G. Duwalt, L. S. Smith (mortally), J. Traver, W. H. Krom, John
Kelly, Lewis Delamater. Missing—C. B. Markle (and wounded), C. Hauver,
A Kennicut, Stephen Ennist, Egbert Hommel, Nicholas Kelsey, W. H. Smith. Taken
Wounded—Corporal E. Stall, F. S. Rosecrans, J. Van Wagener. Missing—J.
Krom, E. Dingle, A. E. Bonting.
Wounded—T. F. Bell, J. P. Smith.
Killed—J. A. Ware. Wounded—Sergt. J. S. Pomeroy, Corp. F. Unkinholtz,
C. Brown, J. D. Irwin, D. Nickerson. Missing—C. Evans, E. Sheeley.
Killed—G. Van Loan. Wounded—F. T. Sutton, Corp. H. Benjamin, L.
K. Smalling, Corp. E. O. Hall, Sergt. J. Rider.
Killed—Frank Barrel. Wounded—J. Shader, J. Teetsell, S. Teetsell,
Corp. J. Reynolds, P. S. Teetsell, Sylvester Barrel, Corp. Schmidt.
Wounded—J. Lacy, F. McLoud. Missing—W. Cogswell, G. Taylor.
Wounded—Capt. Francis W. Reynolds, Corp. G. A. Hart, E. H. Bishop, D.
Barnes, G. Davis, W. Vandemark, J. K. Jones, G. Weaver, seriously.
Wounded—G. Van Aken, E. Abrams, C. O. Grannis. Missing—J. Hardick,
Capt. Frank Reynolds arrived home last week. His right arm was broken by a
musket ball, but not shattered, so that amputation will not be necessary.
The recent terrible battles in Pennsylvania, attended with such fearful slaughter,
have sent mourning into very many of our households, to be repeated yet many
times, we fear, ere "this cruel war is over." Below we give as complete
a list of casualties among "our boys" as we have been able to gather,
up to the hour of going to press.
Capt. MALBONE F. WATSON, (eldest son of the late Judge WATSON,) commanding
the battery of Regular Artillery formerly under the late Gen. WEED, was so
severely wounded in the knee that amputation had to be resorted to. He is now
Lieut. "JACK" YOUNG, of the 20th Regiment, has returned to his home
in this place, with some ugly wounds, from which he is rapidly recovering.
He says that the carnage was awful, the field for five miles being literally
covered with the dead and wounded.
Lieut. A. G. Barker, Co. K, of Greenville.
And 1 Captain, 3 Lieutenants, and 1 Orderly Serg't.
William H. Bell, of Catskill, private, Co. F.
Charles Cole, " " " missing.
Orrin Hotchkiss, Catskill, Co. E, killed.
Serg't. Chas. W. Tompkins, Ashland, Co. D, left foot.
Serg't. Arthur W. Thomas, Catskill, Co. E, foot.
Jas. W. Trowbridge, Catskill, toe and calf.
Corp, Charles Ruger, finger.
Isaac Mackey, Catskill, Co. F, leg.
B. Mulligan, " " "
Sam. F. Hitchcock " " thigh.
Capt. Theo. E. Overbagh, Catskill, Co. F, jaw.
Lieut. Gilbert Pettit, Lexington, " neck and arm.
Timothy Magilton, Catskill, Co. F, neck.
John Mastling, Co. F, legs.
James Linsley, "
Edward Ford, " head.
A. Van Leuven, " leg.
Peter Lackey, " side.
Chas. Branch, " legs.
Theo. Ten Broek, " hips.
Alexander Layman, Co. K, back and hip.
Ezra R. Post, " leg.
Charles H. Crane, " leg.
David H. Ballard, " leg.
[We have a list of about 70 killed and wounded in this Regiment, to which list
it is probable that some additions may be made.]
Ulster's Loss at Gettysburg.
In addition to the returns of the losses in the 120th, N. Y. V., we publish
the following names as corrected by later returns in the Kingston Journal.
same paper gives the list of killed, wounded and missing in the 20th, N. Y.
S. M., just as it was republished by us last week.
The summing up of loss in the 20th is:
3 Commissioned Officers killed;
15 " " wounded;
1 " " prisoner;
40 Enlisted Men killed;
105 " " wounded;
27 " " missing.
Total loss 191, out of about 300 who went into battle.
The 120th returns the following total:
7 Commissioned Officers killed;
10 " " wounded;
24 Enlisted Men. killed;
143 " " wounded;
19 " " missing.
Total loss 203 out of about 600 who went into action.
Lieut. J. Carle, Lieut. J. R. Burhan, Corp. W. H. Rose, co. F; Sergt; G. D.
Smith, co. G; Corp. James M. Delanoy, co. I; Corp. Gilbert Myer, co. I.;
Theodore Bogard, co. I; Justus Warner, co. I; William Barns, co. I; J. D.
Barnes, co. I; diedin Hospital; D. McCluskey, co. K.
Sergt. Maj. Albert Carr, contusion; Capt. T. F. Overbagh, face; Adjt. E. Russell,
leg bruised; Lieut. A. Austin, left elbow; Second Lieut. J. Wllkinson.
Corp. John A. Simmons, arm; Wm. H. Lane, back; Wm. York, thigh; Jonathan Palen,
arm; Jesse Beadle, leg and arm; Abm. Maines, missing; George Christiana,
missing; Fred. P. Rowe, missing; A. Wolven, side; G. W. Moe, head, slight;
D. Davis, foot, slight; J. Ryan, leg, serious; P. W. Dumond, leg, serious.
Corp. Wm. O'Brien, leg; Sergt. A. M. Gosso, leg; H. W. Dean, leg, slight; L.
Delamater, leg, slight; Sergt. Albert H. Ransom, missing; Corp. Hilan Bray,
missing; John H. Rowe, in body, severely; John Bannan, missing; Josiah Vandermark,
leg, severe; Allen G. Dean, leg, severe; Levi Burkine, hip and foot, severe;
Edward Kelly, foot, slight; Ambrose M. Barber, hip, very slight; Ambrose
Kenikut, slight; Isaac Rappleyea, missing; Howard A. France, missing.
John Newkirk, leg; Corp. J. L. Thompson, leg; A. D. Stokes, hip; J. Brodhead,
leg, slight; S. J. Davis, leg, slight; G. W. Charles, arm, slight; W. H.
Hendricks, ankle; G. B. Constable, ankle; Jacob Countryman, foot; D. D. Smith,
foot; A. E. Van demark, hand and shoulder; Rufus Thompson, killed; J. D.
C. Hill, arm; Peter Lattimer, wounded.
W. N. Hall, leg, slight; D. H. Hoffman, hip, slight; Corp. J. B. Vanwie, arm;
A. Schermerhorn, head, severe; Charles Duble, slight; Stephen Horn, killed;
Jacob Besley, wounded, severe; Gilbert Parslow slight.
Daniel D. Curray, killed; Rush M. Wittcomb, killed; Wm. Shely, killed; Thomas
Hanau, leg, severe; Josiah D. Pierce, head, slight; James Furman, leg; E.
Sarles, breast, serious.
W. Bell; E. Cole, leg off; Corporal E. Ford, head; C. Brandow, leg, seriously;
J. A. Mastling, leg, serious; C. A. Cline, foot, serious; M. A. Jones, thigh,
slight; C. P. Constable, hand & hip, serious; Albert S. Graham, head,
slight; D. Rifenburgh, wounded, slight; Orrin W. Hotchkiss, missing.
Abram Tobias, arm, slight; David W. Schoonmaker, arm, slight; Samuel M. Horton,
hand, slight; Phillip Hassenger, missing; Charles W. Dubois, missing; Corp.
J. Reynolds, shoulder; E. Van Aken, hand; H. Fisher, leg; P. Snyder, head
and side; C. Mower, foot, slight; L. Dillon, arm, serious; A. Goetchius,
foot, missing; Corp'l George Schmitt, killed; Corp'l Denis Felton, killed;
Manassah Newkirk, killed; W. H. Johnson, killed; Edward Kelly, killed; Solomon
Teitsal, killed; George E. Young, foot, slight; Christopher, foot, slight;
Peter Mollen, leg, slight.
J. Terwilliger, hand, slight; Sergt. W. H. Dederick, hip; C. M. Yves, shoulder,
serious; P. D. Dubois, foot, serious; Corporal Andrew N. Dewitt, killed;
William Slater, killed; Corp'l William B. Fox, wounded; Corp'l B. Frank Goutches,
slight; Corp'l Charles Jones, thigh; Corporal George B. Smith, slight; A.
J. Cocklin, shoulder, slight; Leonard Smith, head; Edmond Hall, leg; George
W. Wonder, arm; Morgan L. Harris, missing; John Trodden, missing; George
Taylor, missing; John Kerr, missing; Elijah Jennings, missing.
Alonzo Lewis, leg, slight, on duty; John H. Myer, left arm; Brod W. Vandeveer,
two ribs broken; Chris. T. Shader, shot through knee; John Mitchell, buckshot
in heel; D. R. Elting, contusion, slight; Sergeant C. W. Fisk, slightly;
Abm. Burhans, dangerously; Jacob Clapper, calf of leg; Uriah Carle, slightly
in head; A. Myer, seriously; M. N. Eiggmey, breast; W. D. Burgess, leg, seriously;
J. Hurlbut, hip and arm, dangerously.
N. Augustus, leg, slight; Wm. Abrams, killed; Sergt. C. P. Woolhizer, severely;
I. S. Reynolds, hip; Lieut. J. H. Everett, slight; Chas. H. Krane, leg; L.
B. Cornell, leg & arm; T. H. Wheeler, knee, serious; Alex. Layman, back
and hip; Corp. J. H. Tibals, wounded; Corp. J. H. Betts, neck, slightly;
Dennis McCuskey, leg, slightly Wm. Kinning, leg, slightly; Moses Walter,
shoulder; J. H. Seigal, head, slightly; Corp. George W. Cornall, missing;
Joseph Marshall, missing.
NEGATIVED.—On the 15th, a proposition to raise $2000 by village tax
Rondout, was voted upon and negatived. The whole vote was 124, 64 being against
the tax to 60 in its favor.
The store of C. J. Townsend, of Kingston was entered by burglars a couple of
weeks ago, and $700 worth of silks and ribbons taken.
Losses in the 120th Regiment.
CAMP NEAR MIDDLETOWN, Md.,
July 7th, 1863.
For the first time since the battle of Gettysburgh I have a few leisure moments,
and in them I will give you a correct list of the killed and wounded in the
Greene County Companies, comprising Companies F. K. and D.
Lieut. Col. C. D. WESTBROOK was wounded in three places--serious. Adj. E. McC.
Corporal William H. Rose. Private William H. Bell.
Capt. I. F. Overbaugh, chin, slightly.
Lieut. G. Pettit.
Orderly Sergeant A. W. Thomas, ankle and back.
Corporal E. Ford, head.
Private J. W. Trowbridge, both legs.
C. Brandow, leg.
J. Lindsley, wounded 7 times.
J. M. Mastling, leg.
B. Mulligan, leg amputated.
E. Cole, " "
P. Lackey, arm.
T. Magilton, neck, serious.
A. Van Leuven, thigh.
S. T. Hitchcock, thigh, serious.
I. Mackey, leg.
C. Ruger, finger, amputated.
M. A. Jones, thigh.
C. A.Cline, foot.
O. W. Hotchkiss, wounded and missing.
Capt. A. G. Barker. Private William Abrams.
Lieut. J. H. Everett, shoulder, slightly.
Sergeant C. P. Woolhiser.
Corporal G. H. Tibbals.
J. H. Betts.
Privates C. Crane, N. Augustus, I. N. Cornell, Alex. Layman, D. McCluskey,
J. Marshall, I. S. Reynolds, Wm. Vining, T. H. Wheeler, L. B.Cornell, D. H.
Bullard, M. Walters, E. R. Post.
L. B. Lennon.
Company K went into battle with 39 men, all told. I was unable to ascertain
the nature of the wounds received by the men of this Company.
Capt. L. Hollister. Private S. Haun.
Lieut. E. S. Turner, arm amputated.
Sergeant C. W. Tompkins, foot, slight.
" John Wright, slight.
Corporal Wm. H. Benjamin, slight.
" Pratt Groat, arm, seriously.
" J. B. Van Wie, foot, slight.
" Wm. Vandenburgh, both legs, severely.
Private John W. Ballard, slight.
" Wm. W. Hull, knee, severely.
" James Dougherty, slight.
" Abram P. Schermerhorn, face, severely.
" Abram Smith, Blight.
" Chas. Denble, slight.
" Jacob Besley, slight.
" D. H. Hoffman, slight.
" P. P. Van Schaack, arm, slight.
" Gilbert Parslow, slight.
LIST OF OFFICERS KILLED AND WOUNDED IN OTHER COMPANIES THAN THOSE FROM GREENE
Lieut. M. E. Creighton, Company H,
" John R. Burhans, " I.
" Jason Carle, " G.
" Fred. Freileweh, " E.
" Edward H. Ketchum, “ A.
Lieut. O. B. Gray, Co. E, arm amputated.
" Alex. Austin, Co. I, elbow.
" W. J. Cockburn, Co. H, arm and thigh.
" Jos. Wilkinson, Co. C, head.
Never did any troops behave more bravely than did the 120th in the late battle.
The Brigade to which we are attached (the Excelsior,) complimented us very
highly on the gallant conduct displayed. We have suffered fearfully. The day
after the battle we numbered but 165 men, rank and file.
The conduct of both officers and men is worthy the commendation they have received.
I will try and give you a full detail of the battles, as soon as we remain
in one place long enough. The Regiment has been on the march ever since the
battle. We are investing the Rebels closely, and you may expect a heavy battle
Remember me, with kind regards, to all my Union friends. We are looking forward
to victory and the restoration of the Union. When we do come home, we will
come crowned with laurels. The welcome news of the surrender of Vicksburg,
on the ever memorable 4th, was hailed with tremendous cheers by the troops,
and inspired them with new hope.
Quartermaster-Sergeant, 120th Regt. N. Y. Vols.
News from the 120th.
Major Abm. L. Lockwood writes us from Brandy Station, (Va.) the headquarters
of the 120th, as follows:
DEAR SIR: —I send you below an extract from a letter just received from
Sergeant T. C. Brooks, Company A, who has just been paroled by the rebel authorities
and sent north. He and Richard P. Schryver are the only ones of our regiment
who were paroled, and are now at St. John's Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland.
By publishing the extract, you may relieve the anxiety of those having friends
and relatives among those who still remain prisoners.
CAPT. A. L. LOCKWOOD—I take this opportunity to inform you that I am
once more in America. I was one of the lucky ones who got paroled with the
last lot by giving $5 in greenbacks. Sergeant Roosa was left at the Libby Prison,
and will probably be sent to Georgia with the next squad. Richard Schryver
and myself were the only ones that were paroled of the 120th Regiment. It is
five months to-day since I was captured, and since then we have been in Pemberton
Prison and on Belle Island. Daniel Davis, of your company, died in February
last on Belle Island. R. H. Countryman and Julien D. Rice are in hospital,
and look bad. The rest are well, but nearly starved. I send you a list of the
men of your company who are there:
Sergt. L. Roosa, Sergt. H. Burgher, Jr., Corp. Charles Dumond, Conrad Dumond,
Frailey Maines, Abram Maines, Jacob Van Velsan, Wm. Rhoades, Jeremiah Terwilliger,
R. H. Countryman, Julien D. Rice and George Longcoy.
The Acting Sergeant-Major, Silas Auchmoody, is well, but very thin in flesh.—Give
my love to all the boys, and tell them never to be taken prisoners. T. C. B.
Another Ulster Volunteer Gone.
The blood of our brave Ulster volunteers tinges the soil even of Pennsylvania
The green plains of Gettysburgh, have drank the life blood of our patriot sons!
Those bloody battles have caused many a heart to bleed with anguish in Ulster!
They have struck down many flowers of vigorous youth and manhood—whose
beauty and strength were the pride of their friends. But they died martyrs
in the cause of liberty and right; and we will honor their memories, while
the pages of history will glow with their praises. Such has been the fate of
Orderly Sergeant JOHN S. SNYDER, of West Hurley, a member of Company A, 120th
Regiment. He was killed in the second days' fighting on the battle fields of
Gettysburgh, nobly fighting for his country. He was well known hereabouts,
and was highly respected for his manly virtues, energy of purpose and complacent
mien. He has won the reward of a valiant soldier, and has gone to a soldier's
rest. His remains were brought on here by his friends, and on Sunday last the
funeral services were had, and his body consigned to the grave. The deceased
was a Free and Accepted Mason, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He was
buried with Masonic orders in the Wiltwyck Cemetery—and most imposing
and impressive were the ceremonies—the Masons and Odd Fellows forming
a hollow square around the grave, while the Grand Master, Warren Chipp, performed
the funeral rites. That Eye which ever watches the patriot soldier's tomb,
will keep vigilance over the grave of our Sergeant hero, while loving angels
will scatter fresh laurels to bind the brow of their new companion.
The Late Jasper Hulbert.
Another Kingston volunteer has fallen from the ranks of the armed hosts of
the Union. On the 15th instant, John Jasper S. Hulbert, of the 120th Regiment,
died in hospital from wounds in the left arm and right hip, received at the
battle of Gettysburgh on the 3d of July. He had been lying at the United
States Hospital at West Buildings, Baltimore, for several weeks, and his
father, O. H. Hulbert, of this village, who visited him there soon after
he was wounded, was informed by the surgeons attending him that his recovery
was certain. Some time after, word was received that his condition had become
much worse, and his mother early last week went to Baltimore to minister
to his wants; but on arriving there she learned that her son was already
dead and buried!
Jasper was well known in this village, and he had many friends. He died in
the very opening of manhood. Ere he had fairly entered the arena of active
life, the pleading voice of his country called him to come to her support,
and in obeying that call he fell a martyr to Freedom, and joined the mighty
army of American heroes who have passed in glory the dark valley and shadow
He was born at Whitehall, Washington county, but has been a resident of
Kingston nearly all his life. We have known him as an assistant of the Kingston & Rondout
Agent of the American Express Company, and as Clerk in the Kingston Post-Office,
and we know that in both capacities he showed fine business talents, and gave
promise of a successful future.
When rebellion broke out, he was among the first to enlist for the defence
of the Constitution and the Laws of the Federal Government. In the 20th Regiment,
in its first campaign, he performed the duties, of a soldier with the utmost
fidelity to patriotic principle. When the first call for 300,000 men was issued,
he instantly resolved to go out, again under the Nation's flag, and enlisted
in Co. B, 120th Regiment. In the line of his duty as a member of that Regiment,
he took part in the battle of Fredericksburgh and the battle of Chancellorville—on
both occasions fighting as bravely as man could fight. From those engagements
he came out unscathed; but, on the second day of the battle of Gettysburgh,
while fighting with lion courage, and after cheerfully enduring exhausting
marches, emaciating privations, for long days and nights, and coolly facing
death during a prolonged contest, he received the wounds that finally ended
his term of service and closed up his career on earth. He fell with his face
to the ground, entirely helpless, and there lay exposed to the fire of the
enemy full ten hours before he was carried off' the field. Ever after he could
lie only on his face and on his back. He suffered much and constantly; but
he bore his pains with the fortitude of a stoic. No Roman brave could endure
suffering more calmly or meet death more resignedly.
Jasper met secession at its outset, and he died combatting [sic] it in its
acme. He died fighting that millions surviving him and innumerable myriads
after him could enjoy the blessing of sweet peace.—Hallowed be his memory.
Felicity to his spirit.
The Ulster Regiments.
LIST OF CASUALTIES.
The following list of killed and wounded in the 20th N. Y. S. M., and 120th
N. Y. S. V., is published in an extra issued by the Kingston Journal. It is
furnished to the editor by Col. Sharp of the 120th, and Col. Gates of the 20th,
and may be relied upon as accurate.
Orderly Sergeant Snyder, co. A.
Jesse Hurlburt, E, hip, and left arm; Sergt.. Chas. W. Tompkins, co. D, left
foot; Lieut. Oliver B. Grey, co. E, right arm; Lieut. E. S. Turner, co. D,
left arm; Lt. Col. Westbrook, side and hip; Alex. Layman, co. K, back and
hip; Sergt. And. Snyder, co. C, left leg; Peter Miller, co. G, right leg;
Sergt. Thad. C. Brooks, co. A, lower jaw; Corp. Truman Temple, co. A, hip;
Sergt. Major Albert Carr, contusion; Sergt. Arthur W. Thomas, co. F, foot;
Jas. W. Trobridge, co. F, toe and calf; Corp. Chas. Ruger, finger; Isaac
Mackey, co. F, leg; B. Mulligan, co. F, leg; Samuel F. Hitchcock, co. F,
thigh; John Mastling, co. F, legs; Jas. Linsley, co. F; Edward Ford, co.
F, head, Tim. Magilton, co. F, neck; A. Van Leuven, co. F, leg; Peter Lackey,
co. F, side; Chas. Branch, co. F, legs; Theo. TenBroeck, co. F, hips; Sergt.
Theo. F. Overbaugh, co. F, jaw; Lieut. Gilbert Petitt, co. F, neck and arm;
Corp. Wm. O'Brien, co. B, leg; Pat. Conniker, co. E, foot; Corp. Clinton
Cowlrey, co. A, ankle; Corp. John McKnight, co. E, head and shoulder; John
Henley, co. H, neck and leg; Joel N. Ha__e, co. H, hand; Ezra R. Post, co.
K, leg; __ H. Crane, co. K, leg; David H. Balla_, co. K, leg; Corp. Henry
G. Wager, co. _, leg; Geo. C. Davis, co. C, knee; Matthi__ __ nmery, co.
C, thigh and side; Corp. Wm. Bengerman, co. D, arm; John A. B e _ _ a n ,
co. C, foot; Abm. York, co. E, leg; Edw'd Charles, co. E, right lung; Leonard
B. Cornell, co. K, leg and arm; Peter G. Von Schaack, co. D, arm; Sergt.
Sam'l Sullivan, co. C, legs; John Newkirk, co. C, leg; Gil. Bligh, co. D,
arm; John Ballard, co. D, leg; Corp. Pratt Groat, co. D, arm; Abm. P. Schoonmaker,
co. D, cheeks; David Nickerson, co. E, hip; Lieut. W. J. Cockburn, slightly;
Albert Rider, co. B, foot; Sergt. John Wright, co. D, hip; Abm. Smith, co.
D, arm; Pat. Conlon, co. A, leg; Jas. Dougherty, co. D, arm; Corp. Wm. Vanderberg,
co. D, legs.
From the 120th Regiment.
We extract the following concerning the 120th Regiment, from the correspondence
of the New Paltz Times, under the date of August 10th:
At present our Regiment is doing picket duty along the Rappahannock, between
Beverly and Freeman's Ford.—I assure you we enjoy ourselves along this
beautiful stream, and in the cool shade. It is just the placs [sic] for our
wearied soldiers, after long marches over dusty roads, and through the hot
The Regiment is under the command of Capt. Abram Lockwood. Major Tappen has
gone to New York, with a detail of men from the Regiment to aid in enforcing
the draft, and to bring on the conscripts—three hundred and fifty-five
of whom will be placed in the 120th.
Great indignation is felt by the members of the Brigade at the dastardly conduct
of the Copperheads in our native State. We have some respect for the rebel
soldiers who will stand up, face the bullets and fight like men; but words
cannot express the contempt with which we regard those home traitors, who seek
to stab in the dark and fire in the rear."'
THE ULSTER REGIMENTS.
LIST OF CASUALTIES.
After our regular edition went to press, we received the following authentic
intelligence concerning the casualties in the 20th and 120th Regiments, which
were in the thickest of the fight at Gettysburgh.
Headquarters 120th Regiment, July 4, 1863
MY DEAR ROMEYN—I send you the enclosed memoranda by our surgeon of the
losses in the 120th, in the late battles. It is not complete, except as to
officers, but is correct as far as it goes. I shall try and send you more full
accounts by tomorrow.
I send you by same mail a letter from Col. Gates, with the losses of the 20th.
Our Regiments have fought together upon a field of great glory, but the counties
of Ulster and Greene have sadly contributed to its accomplishment.
When you look over the list you will see that my heart is too full to write
Yours, very truly,
GEO. H. SHARP.
Orderly Sergeant Snyder, co. A
Jesse Hurlburt, E, hip and left arm
Sergt. Chas. W. Tompkins, co D, left foot
Lieut. Oliver B Grey, co E. right arm
" E. S. Turner, co D, left arm
Lt. Col. Westbrook, side and hip
Alex. Layman, co. K, back and hip
Sergt. And. Snyder, co. C, left leg
Peter Miller, co. G, right leg
Sergt. Thad. C. Brooks, co. A, lower jaw
Corp. Truman Temple, co. A, hip
Sergt. Maj. Albert Carr, contusion
Sergt. Arthur W Thomas, co. F, foot
Jas. W. Trobridge, co. F, toe and calf
Corp. Chas. Ruger, finger
Isaac Mackey, co. F, leg
B. Mulligan, co. F, leg
Sam F Hitchcock, co. F, thigh
John Mastling, co. F, legs
Jas. Linsley, co. F
Edw'd Ford, co. F, head
Tim Magilton, co. F, neck
A. Van Leuven, co. F, leg
Peter Lackey, co. F, side
Chas. Branch, co. F, legs
Theo. TenBroeck, co. F, hips
Sergt. Theo. F. Overbaugh, co. F, jaw
Lieut. Gilbert Petitt, co. F, neck and arm.
Corp. Wm. O'Brien, co. B, leg
Pat. Conniker, co. E, foot
Corp. Clinton Cowlrey, co. A, ankle
Corp. John McKnight, co. E, head & sho.
John Hanley, co. H, neck & leg
Joel N Hayse, co. H, hand
Ezra R. Post, co. K, leg
Chas. H. Crane, co. K, leg
David H Ballard, co. K, leg
Corp. Henry G Wager, co. C, leg
Geo C Davis, co. C, knee
Matthias Emmery, co. C, thigh & side
Corp. Wm. H Bengernan, co. D, arm
John A Bengerman, co. C, foot
Abm. York, co. E, leg
Edw'd Charles, co. E, right lung
Leonard B Cornell, co. K, leg & arm
Peter G Von Schaack, co. D, arm
Sergt. Sam'l Sullivan, co. C, legs
John Newkirk, co. C, leg
Gil. Bligh, co. D, arm
John Ballard, co. D, leg
Corp. Pratt Groat, co. D, arm
Abm. P. Schoonmaker, co. D, cheeks
David Nickerson, co. E, hip
Lieut. W. J. Cockburn, slightly.
Albert Rider, Co. B, foot.
Sergt. John Wright, co. D, hip
Abm. Smith, co. D, arm
Pat. Conlon, co. A, leg.
James Dougherty, co. D, arm
Corp. Wm. Vanderberg, co. D, legs
KINGSTON, N. Y.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 25TH, 1864.
CASUALTIES IN THE 120th.
Col. Sharp furnishes the Journal with the following list of casualties in the
1st Lieut. J. J. Lockwood, killed.
2d Lieut. J. Wilkinson, wounded.
Capt. J. D. Krom, severely wounded.
J. R. Hughes, killed.
W. Warren, severely wounded.
Corp'l C. D. Dubois, wounded.
J. J Freer, "
Geo. R. Wauds, "
A. D. Keator, "
A. Wolven, "
Jno. Maroinson, "
Corp'l Joseph Cudney, "
Wm. White, "
Sergt. A. M. Barber, wounded,
J. J. Roosa, severely wounded.
E. Kelly, wounded.
A. G. Dean, missing, supposed to be captured.
Sergt. Jas. Krom, killed.
Corp'l H. Wager, wounded.
Jno. Benjamin, severely wounded.
C. D. Polhamus, severely wounded.
Wm. Carney, severely wounded.
Jacob Hornbeck, wounded.
D. Carney, severely wounded.
J. Christiana, wounded.
Jacob Bunton, missing.
Corns. Gast, "
Sergt C. K. Hale, killed.
Corp'l W. H. Benjamin, wounded.
S. M. Simpkins, severely wounded.
W. R. Sutton, wounded.
Jno. Carr, "
Corp'l C. E. Bennett, wounded.
Geo. Dulaff, "
D. Nickerson, wounded.
S. Dewitt, missing.
C. R. Payne, killed.
Corp'l A. R. Graham, severely wounded.
A. HOES, wounded.
T. Tenbroeck, severely wounded.
E. D. Kline, wounded.
Geo. Benjamin, "
S. Motz, severely wounded.
S. Bleeker, wounded.
Jno. Shader, severely wounded.
J. R. Walker, wounded.
S. B. Whittaker, "
V. S. Sickler, wounded.
C. Van Aken, "
G. W. Wonders, "
M. Clark, severely wounded.
J. N. France, " "
A. Longyear, wounded.
J. P. Roosa, severely wounded.
D. Shoultis, wounded.
M. Van Ostrand, severely wounded.
J. Krom, " "
J. W. Davis, missing.
Geo. Walker, "
Jer. Young, wounded, prisoner.
A. B. Felt, wounded.
N. Augustus, missing.
WILLIAM H. ROMEYN & SONS.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1865.
FROM GRANT'S ARMY.
CASUALTIES IN 120th REGT.
We are indebted to the politeness of Lieut.-Col. Abm. L. Lockwood for the following
list of casualties in the 120th Regiment, growing out of the engagement near
Hatcher's Run, on the 25th of March:
Alexander Markle, Co. A, 1st Sergt wounded right side, severe
Peter Joy, Co A, wounded, slight
Truman Temple, Co A, Sergt, missing
Rodney B Newkirk, Co B, Captain, wounded left arm, severe
Martin Fahey, leg, severe
R. G. Shurter, Corporal, missing
Bernard O'Donnell, back, slight
James M Stokes, missing
Aaron D Stokes, "
Bernard Ward, "
Charles Burns, "
Robest H Young, "
Pratt L Groat, Corporal, killed
Frederick Bunty, killed
John F Wright, Corporal, leg, slight
Michael Rourke, leg, slight
William H Benjamin, 1st Sergeant, missing
Lyman Gould, missing
Arthur W Beatly, missing
George Dean, Corporal, thumb right hand, slight
Thomas Larcom, Corp'l, below right breast, slight
Stephen A Frear, Corp'l, leg, severe
Edward Wall, thigh, severe
Gilbert A Fitch, thigh, severe
Owen O'Brien, cheek, severe
Anthony Schwab, left leg off, since died
Dennis Groogan, Sergt, missing
Daniel Chalmer, Corp'l, missing
Charles E Benneth, Corporal, missing
Moses H Pride, Corporal, missing
Charles Roberts, missing
James Evans, missing
Matthew R Conklin, missing
James Kearns, missing
Adolph Konigsdorfer, missing
William Lyman, missing
William Ginovan, missing
Ramson Tilton, missing
Michael Dunigan, missing
Frelinghuysen Predmore, killed
Emery D Cline, left foot, very severe
Charles Quick, left arm amputated
J C Wheeler, right knee broken, very severe
Nelson O'Green, 1st Sergeant, missing
Thomas Torpey, Corporal, missing
Peter Bagley, missing
J H Eignor, missing
Isaac Hurley, missing
Nicholas McEnroe, missing
Michael McGinnity, missing
John Murphey, missing
Samuel Syme, 1st Sergeant, killed.
John Rider, killed
George Carnwright, left arm, severe
Henry V Frask, right leg fractured
John Shader, left arm and face, slight
Henry Reynolds, Sergeant, missing
Paul Snyder, missing
John H Rose, missing
Patrick Maloney, Corporal, right shoulder, slight
John Lown, left arm, severe
William Brown, left foot, severe
Austin Stafford, Corporal, missing
John Lawler, missing
John J Ashford, missing
Pizzaro Perkins, missing
Michael Mahar, killed
James Hanchett, Corp., breast, slight
Robert Mawhis, through body, very severe, (since died)
Williard Pettis, head, slight
Thaddeus C Brooks, 1st Lieutenant, missing
Ellis H Bishop, Corporal, missing
William C Webster, missing
Albert Craft, Sergeant, hand, slight
Isaac S Howard, Corporal, arm, severe
John Riorden, thigh, severe
Joseph H Dobler, hand
John Pipp, shoulder
George E White, Corporal, missing
George Hannah, missing
George Taylor, missing
Ezra R Post, missing
John Perkins, missing
Philip Macdonnough, Sergeant Major, head and leg, severe
Enlisted Men killed 6
Commissioned Officers wounded 1
Enlisted Men wounded 31
Commissioned Officers missing 1
Enlisted Men missing 45
Aggregate casualties 84
The following is a partial list of the wounded in Friday's and Saturday's battles
Wm H Rhodes
M H Wygant
D H Ballard
M W Leroop
J P Boosa
The One Hundred and Twentieth New-York also came in yesterday, and were at
a late hour expecting to be transferred to Hart Island. The regiment belonged
to the famous Sickles Brigade, being raised in 1862 at Kingston, and they represent
the old organization, having had the other regiments consolidated with them.
They bring 396 men, the brigade band of 15 men, and 19 men belonging to the
Ninety-third New-York. The One Hundred and Twentieth has participated in the
following battles: Fredericksburgh, Chancellorsville, Gettysburgh, Wapping
Heights, James City, Strawberry Plains, Mine Run, Kelly's Ford, Raccoon Ford,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania,. Tolopotomoy, North Anna, Coal Harbor, Siege of
Petersburgh, Po River, Guinness Station, Poplar Grove Church, Boydton Plank-road,
(two battles,) Deep Bottom, (two battles,) Hatcher's Run, Amelia Springs, and
the Surrender of Lee's Army.
The following list comprises the officers: Colonel (Brevet Brigadier-General,)
G. H. SHARPE; Lieutenant-Colonel, A. L. Lockwood; Major, W. F. Scott; Adjutant,
E. M. Russell; Quartermaster, V. H. Coffin; Surgeon, W. Van Steenburg; Chaplain,
H. Hopkins; Captains, Q. C. Holmes, A. W. Thomas, G. Perritt, A. M. Barber,
Jr., J. H. Everett, Ira Swart, Jas. A. Hyde, A. R. Cole, R. B. Newkirk; First
Lieutenants, M. M. Drake, John J. Sporr, G. B. Barber, Wm. Plimley. H. Frinck,
L. B. Van Wageneu, Levi Rossa, Warren Kimball; Second Lieutenants, S. W. Deyo,
Wm. J. Holmes, P. B. Dienerman, John Moffat, E. F. Hayes, P. Cook and O. A.
Ross. The regiment belonged to Gen. Mora's division (Third) of the Second Corps.
(N. Y. Times, June 7, 1865)
____ESDAY, JUNE 7, 1865.
Our Returning Veteran Soldiers.
On Tuesday morning the 120th N. Y. Vols. arrived in this city, and were immediately
taken to the New-York State Soldiers' Depot in Howard-st., where they were
well received and fed.
This regiment was recruited in Green and Ulster Counties, and organized at
Kingston, August, 1862. The number of men at first enlisted was 900, and the
number of recruits since received has augmented that number to 1,300, of which
only 400 return.
The following is a list of the officers:
Colonel and Brevet Brig.-Gen. Geo. H. Sharpe, Lieut-Col. A. L. Lockwood, Major
W. F. Scott, Adjutant E. M. C. Russell, Quartermaster U. H. Coffin, Surgeon
W. M. Sternberg, Chaplain Henry Hopkins, Captains Jas. Hyde, R. B. Newkirk,
A. W. Thomas, A. R. Cole, G. Pettet, Ira Swart, J. K. Holmes, A. M, Barber,
jr., J. H. Everett, First Lieutenants J. I. Spoor, Henry Funck, Wm. Plumley,
W. Kemble, M. M. Drake, G. P. Barber, Second Lieutenants Levi Rosa, L. B. Van
Wagnen, S. W. Deyo, W. J. Holmes, P. B. Dickerman, J. S. Maffett, E. F. Hayes,
P. Cook, and O. A. Ross.
This regiment was formerly of the Excelsior Brigade, Gen. Sickles, but more
recently connected with the Third Brigade, Third Division, Second Army Corps.
Their time has expired, and they will be mustered out and paid immediately.
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