124th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

The 124th Infantry was organized at Goshen, Orange County, and mustered in September 5, 1862.[1] They were mustered in under Colonel A. Van Horne Ellis, Lt. Colonel Francis M. Cummins and Major James Cromwell.  The regiment was moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-12, 1865 and was mustered out June 3, 1865 under Colonel Weygant, Lieutenant Colonel Murray. Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 93rd New York Infantry.[2]
The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 124thInfantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 124th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

See the 124th New York Infantry article on Wikipedia gives a brief history of the unit, including places served, battles fought, and commanders.

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Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Newburgh, Cornwall, Chester and Goshen, all of Orange County

Company B - principally recruited from Goshen Company-at Goshen, Warwick, Florida and Newburgh, all of Orange County

Company C - principally recruited from Cornwall Company- at Goshen, Cornwall, Newburgh, Monroe and New Windsor, all of Orange County

Company D - principally recruited from Warwick and Goshen of Orange County

Company E - principally recruited from Goshen, Crawford, Otisville, Wallkill, Newburgh, Bullville, New Windsor, Mt. Hope and Port Jervis, all of Orange County

Company F - principally recruited from Port Jervis and Deer Park of Orange County

Company G - principally recruited from Washingtonville, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Monroe, Newburgh, Craigsville and Chester, all of Orange County

Company H - principally recruited from Montgomery, Walden and Goshen, all of Orange County

Company I - principally recruited from Newburgh and Windsor of Orange County

Company K - principally recruited from Wallkill, Goshen, Middletown and Newburgh, all of Orange County

Source Material

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.

Phisterer, Frederick.  New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Albany, N.Y.: J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496

The Union Army: a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua

Weygant, Charles H. . History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Regiment, N. Y. S. V., Gaithersburg, Maryland : Butternut Press, 1986 (originally published: Newburgh, N.Y. : Journal Printing House, 1877). Google Books, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2wc

United States. Army. Roster of survivors of the 124th Regt. N.Y. Vol. Infantry, Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America,1992 (originally published New York? s.n., 1894).  Other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL fiche 6083821 (2 fiche)

See "The 124th New York State Volunteers" website for information on this regiment. Another website is dedicated to the 124th Infantry, also known as "American Guard; Orange Blossoms".


  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY124.php (accessed 9 December 2010)