124th Regiment, New York Infantry
The 124th Infantry was organized at Goshen, Orange County, and mustered in September 5, 1862. 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.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 124th Regiment Infantry "American Guard" "Orange Blossoms", (accessed 16 August 2012).
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.
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 K - principally recruited from Wallkill, Goshen, Middletown and Newburgh, all of Orange County
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- 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)
- 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 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083822
- 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".
- 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).
- Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY124.php (accessed 9 December 2010)