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Historical Sketch
of the 125th

History
Taken from Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902.

The One hundred and twenty-fifth New York Volunteers was recruited in Rensselaer County and organized at Troy, N. Y., where it was mustered into the United States service for three years on August 27, 1862. Maj. George L. Willard, of the Eighth U. S. Infantry, was appointed colonel. He had seen previous service in the War of the Rebellion and in the Mexican War as well. Levin Crandell was commissioned lieutenant colonel, and James C. Bush major.

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 19, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/125thInf/125thInfHistSketch.htm

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