125th Regiment
NYS Volunteer Infantry
Officers' Roster

This information was extracted from the Annual Report of The Adjutant General of the State of New York Transmitted to the Legislature January 31, 1868. It was transcribed by Debby Masterson.

The 125th Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Infantry was organized at Troy, Rensselaer County, N. Y., to serve three years. The companies of which it was composed were raised in the County of Rensselaer (Twelfth Senate District). The 125th Regiment was mustered into the service of the United States on August 29, 1862 and was mustered out of service on June 5, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

[NOTE: A brevet rank was an honorary promotion given to an officer (or occasionally to an enlisted man) in recognition of gallant conduct or other meritorious service. A brevet rank served much the same purpose as medals play today; our modern system of medals did not exist at the time of the Civil War.]

Main battles fought: Gettysburg; Mine Run; Po River; Wilderness; Bristow Station; North Anna; Spotsylvania; Totopotomoy; Cold Harbor; Deep River; Ream's Station; Strawberry Plains; Petersburg.


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                                           DATE OF
NAME                        RANK           COMMISSION          DATE OF RANK     REMARKS
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Aiken, Washington           Asst. Surgeon  Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Allen, Charles S.           Asst. Surgeon  Nov. 28, 1862       Nov. 24, 1862    Discharged Dec. 1, 1862
Armstrong, Samuel C.        Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Promoted to Major Aug. 26, 1863
Armstrong, Samuel C.        Major          Aug. 26, 1863       Jul. 3, 1863     Promoted Nov. 12, 1863, to Lieut.-Colonel Ninth Regt. USCT
Babcock, William H.         Captain        May 13, 1863        Apr. 2, 1868     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Barkin, William D.          Asst. Surgeon  Jun. 14, 1865       May 31, 1865     Not mustered
Barlow, Joseph L.           Chaplain       Sept. 16, 1862      Aug. 30, 1862    Resigned Feb. 14, 1863
Barnes, Edward N.           2nd Lieut.     Feb. 27, 1864       Dec. 23, 1863    Died Jun. 27, 1864 of wounds received in action
Barto, Bennett G.           2nd Lieut.     Feb. 19, 1863       Oct. 21, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Jun. 20, 1863
Barto, Bennett G.           1st Lieut.     Jun. 2, 1863        Mar. 17, 1863    Resigned Mar. 14, 1864
Bates, Charles              Captain        May 31, 1865        Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Bates, Charles              1st Lieut.     Mar. 24, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Bates, Stephen              2nd Lieut.     Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 5, 1864     Not mustered
Belknap, H. C.              2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Benedict, Abijah G.         Asst. Surgeon  Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 18, 1962    Resigned Nov. 18, 1862
Bernard, David              1st Lieut.     Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 16 1864     Discharged Nov. 12, 1864
Bills, H. C.                1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Blair, William F.           2nd Lieut.     Mar. 14, 1863       Feb. 2, 1863     Dismissed May 18, 1865
Borden, James S.            2nd Lieut.     Apr. 22, 1864       Apr. 22, 1864    Not mustered
Brainard, William H. H.     Adjutant       Dec. 19, 1864       Dec.13, 1864     Promoted to Major Mar. 8, 1865
Brainard, William H. H.     Lt. Colonel    May 21, 1863        Jun. 20, 1865    Not mustered
Brainard, William H. H.     Major          Mar. 8, 1865        Feb. 3, 1862     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Bryan, George A.            1st Lieut.     Nov. 30, 1863       Nov. 18, 1863    Killed in action Jun. 16, 1864
Bryan, George A.            2nd Lieut.     Feb. 19, 1863       Dec. 11, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 30, 1863
Buchanan, Archibald         1st Lieut.     Sept. 16, 1862      Aug. 21, 1862    Resigned Feb. 20, 1863
Bush, Calvin                1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 16, 1862    Resigned Feb. 11, 1863
Bush, James C.              Major          Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 20, 1862    Discharged Mar. 17, 1863
Carden, Patrick             2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Resigned Oct. 21, 1862
Carpenter, Bidley J.        2nd Lieut.     Apr. 18, 1864       Apr. 1, 1864     Discharged Jul. 13, 1864
Cassidy, Ambrose S.         Colonel        Dec. 2, 1864        Dec. 2, 1864     Declined
Chamberlain, Frank          Captain        Feb. 11, 1863       Dec. 11, 1862    Discharged Jun. 19, 1863
Chamberlain, Frank          1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 18, 1862    Promoted to Captain Feb. 11, 1863
Churchill, Lee              Captain        Oct. 8, 1864        Jun. 10, 1864    Not mustered
 (Brevet Major NYV)
Churchill, Lee              2nd Lieut.     Jan. 28, 1863       Dec. 26, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 30, 1863
Clapp, E. S. P.             1st Lieut.     Nov. 30, 1863       Jul. 2, 1863     Died June 5, 1864, of wounds received in action
Clapp, E. S. P.             2nd Lieut.     Jun. 19, 1863       Mar. 17, 1863    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 30, 1863
Clark, Harrison             2nd Lieut.     Dec. 19, 1864       Dec. 1, 1864     Declined
Clarkson, Francis           Captain        May 13, 1865        Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Clay, Thomas                2nd Lieut.     July 18, 1864       Jun. 17, 1864    Died in prison at Florence, Ga., Nov. 10, 1864, before muster
Cleminshaw, Charles E.      2nd Lieut.     Apr. 18, 1864       Apr. 1, 1864     Killed in action May 12, 1864
Cleminshaw, Sherman         2nd Lieut.     Feb. 4, 1863        Jan. 15, 1863    Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps Feb. 15, 1864
Clum, Henry M.              1st Lieut.     Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 16, 1864    Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Clum, Henry M.              Captain        May 31, 1865        Apr. 8, 1865     Not mustered
Coleman, J. DeWitt          1st Lieut.     Nov. 29, 1863       Nov. 18, 1863    Killed in action near Petersburg, Va., Jun. 15, 1864
Coleman, J. DeWitt          2nd Lieut.     Jul. 20, 1863       Jul. 17, 1863    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 20, 1863
Cooper, William S.          Surgeon        Sept. 10, 1862      July 26, 1862    Mustered out with regiment June 5, 1865
 (Brevet Lt. Col. NYV)
Cornell, Dudley E.          Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Discharged Nov. 19, 1862
Corniskey, David            2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Resigned Jan. 15, 1863
Crandall, Levi              Colonel        Jul. 27, 1863       Jul. 3, 1863     Resigned December 14, 1864
Crandall, Levi              Lt. Colonel    Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 30, 1862    Promoted to Colonel Jul. 27, 1863
Crandell, Lewis H.          1st Lieut.     Jul. 20, 1863       Jul. 17, 1863    Promoted to Captain Nov. 30, 1863
Crandell, Lewis H.          2nd Lieut.     Feb. 13, 1863       Nov. 19, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Jul. 20, 1863
Crandell, Lewis H.          Captain        Nov. 30, 1863       Nov. 18, 1863    Discharged June 10, 1864
Dimond, William             Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 16, 1862    Resigned Sept. 28, 1862
Egolf, Joseph               1st Lieut.     Mar. 29, 1864       Mar. 28, 1864    Promoted to Captain Jul. 13, 1864
Egolf, Joseph               Captain        Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 29, 1864    Discharged Dec. 31, 1864
Egolf, Joseph               Major          Nov. 10, 1864       May 8, 1864      Not mustered
 (Brevet Lieut.Col. NYV)
Esmond, Friend S.           Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Resigned Dec. 11, 1862
Evans, William H.           1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 9, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Evans, William H.           2nd Lieut.     Mar. 28, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Finck, Edward               2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 21, 1862    Resigned Feb. 20, 1863
Frear, Chauncey             1st Lieut.     Mar. 31, 1865       Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Gillis, Donald              2nd Lieut.     Apr. 3, 1863        Feb. 20, 1863    Dismissed Jul. 11, 1864
Gillis, Donald              1st Lieut.     Apr. 18, 1864       Jan. 19, 1864    Not mustered
Goodrich, Aaron J.          2nd Lieut.     Mar. 12, 1863       Feb. 20, 1863    Dismissed Feb. 10, 1864
Green, Eglon L.             2nd Lieut.     Apr. 20, 1864       Apr. 1, 1864     Died Jun. 17, 1864 of wounds received in action
Green, Josiah               2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Griswold, John A.           Colonel        ...                 ...              Not mustered
Hagadorn, David             2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Resigned Oct. 21, 1862
Hagadorn, William P.        2nd Lieut.     Dec. 1, 1862        Nov. 18, 1863    Not mustered; appointed 2nd Lieut. Invalid Corps Dec. 23, 1863
Hakes, William H.           2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 12, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 20, 1862
Hakes, William H.           Captain        Aug. 28, 1863       Aug. 7, 1863     Discharged Jun. 29, 1864
Halon, William              2nd Lieut.     Dec. 7, 1864        Nov. 28, 1864    Promoted to Captain Mar. 28, 1865
Halon, William              Captain        Mar. 26, 1865       Mar. 1, 1863     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Harris, John S.             2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Hartshorn, Edward A.        1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 12, 1862    Promoted to Captain Nov. 24, 1862
Hartshorn, Edward A.        Captain        Nov. 24, 1862       Sept. 28, 1862   Resigned Nov. 2, 1863
Haskell, Henry L.           2nd Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1863       Feb. 6, 1863     Promoted to Captain Nov. 20, 1863
Haskell, Henry L.           Captain        Nov. 30, 1863       Oct. 14, 1863    Discharged Aug. 12, 1864
Hatch, James H.             Adjutant       Mar. 14, 1865       Feb. 8, 1865     Mustered out with regiment June 5, 1865
Hauver, D. C.               2nd Lieut.     May 14, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Havens, John D.             2nd Lieut.     Apr. 1, 1864        Apr. 1, 1864     Not mustered
Herring, Henry              2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Hide, William C.            1st Lieut.     Aug. 22, 1864       Jul. 18, 1864    Discharged Dec. 21, 1864
Hubbell, Lyman              1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Hull, Egbert D.             1st Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1863       Feb. 11, 1863    Died in prison near Petersburg, Jun. 1864
Hull, Egbert D.             2nd Lieut.     Dec. 28, 1862       Dec. 26, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Feb. 26, 1863
Hyde, Joseph                1st Lieut.     Sept. 18, 1972      Aug. 19, 1862    Promoted to Captain Jul. 20, 1863
Hyde, Joseph                Captain        Jul. 30, 1863       Jul. 17, 1863    Promoted to Major Nov. 27, 1862
Hyde, Joseph                Colonel        Jan. 20, 1865       Jan. 20, 1865    Not mustered
Hyde, Joseph                Lt. Colonel    Jul. 6, 1864        May 8, 1864      Mustered out with regiment June 5, 1865
Hyde, Joseph                Major          Nov. 27, 1863       Nov. 15, 1868    Promoted to Lieut.-Colonel Jul. 6, 1864
Jackson, Edward C.          Captain        Mar. 24, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
 (Brevet Major NYV) 
Jenkins, George W.          Captain        May 31, 1865        Apr. 8, 1865     Not mustered
 (Brevet Major NYV)
Jenkins, George W.          Adjutant       Apr. 8, 1863        Feb. 29, 1863    Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Jolla, Egbert               1st Lieut.     Dec. 20, 1862       Nov. 19, 1862    Discharged Feb. 6, 1863
Jolla, Egbert               2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 16, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 20, 1862
Jones, Edward P.            Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 21, 1862    Killed in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864
Knapp, Charles E.           1st Lieut.     Dec. 30, 1864       Dec. 30, 1864    Declined
Kucster, John               1st Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1865       Feb. 1, 1865     Not mustered
Kucster, John               2nd Lieut.     Dec. 7, 1864        Nov. 28, 1864    Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5 1865
Lemon, George E.            Captain        Sept. 15, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Discharged May 15, 1865
Mattison, M. V. B.          1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 8, 1865     Not mustered
Miller, Merritt B.          2nd Lieut.     Feb. 13, 1863       Nov. 11, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Jul. 4, 1863
Miller, Merritt B.          1st Lieut.     Jul. 4, 1863        Jun. 28, 1863    Promoted to Adjutant May 31, 1864
Miller, Merritt B.          Adjutant       May 31, 1864        May 14, 1864     Died June 26, 1864, of wounds rec'd in action
Milner, William             1st Lieut.     Nov. 30, 1863       Nov. 2, 1863     Resigned Jul. 21, 1864
Milner, William             2nd Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1863       Feb. 11, 1863    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 20, 1863
Moore, Anson                2nd Lieut      Jun. 14, 1865       Jun. 13, 1865    Not mustered
Morey, Frederick A.         1st Lieut.     Apr. 12, 1864       Jan. 21, 1864    Promoted to Captain Oct. 6, 1864
Morey, Frederick A.         2nd Lieut.     Jul. 4, 1863        Jun. 28, 1863    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Apr. 13, 1864
Morey, Frederick A.         Captain        Oct. 6, 1864        Jun. 19, 1864    Discharged Oct. 10, 1864
Morrison, Malcolm           1st Lieut.     Mar. 24, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Dismissed May 18, 1865
Myer, Aaron B.              Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 18, 1862    Promoted to Major June 2, 1863
Myer, Aaron B.              Lt. Colonel    Jul. 31, 1863       Jul. 3, 1862     Died May 8, 1863 of wounds rec'd in action at Wilderness, Va.
Myer, Aaron B.              Major          June 2, 1863        Mar. 17, 1863    Promoted to Lieut.-Colonel July 21, 1863
Myer, Robert E.             2nd Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1865       Feb. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Newcomb, Walter K.          1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Promoted to Captain Jun. 2, 1863
Newcomb, Walter K.          Captain        June 2, 1863        Mar. 17, 1863    Died Aug. 9, 1863 of disease, at Washington, DC
Neylor, William             1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 9, 1865     Not mustered
Nooning, Thomas             2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
O'Connor, Edward            2nd Lieut.     Feb. 11, 1863       Sept. 25, 1862   Promoted to 1st Lieut. Apr. 3, 1863
O'Connor, Edward            1st Lieut.     Apr. 2, 1863        Feb. 20, 1863    Discharged Mar. 4, 1864
Owen, George H.             Asst. Surgeon  Jan. 28, 1863       Jan. 19, 1863    Discharged Mar. 9, 1865
Penfield, Nelson            Captain        Jun. 2, 1863        Apr. 22, 1863    Discharged Feb. 3, 1865
Penfield, Nelson            Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 15, 1862    Dismissed Nov. 11, 1862; order issuing removing disability Mar. 23, 1863; recommissioned Jun. 2, 1862
Penfield, Nelson            Major          Dec. 31, 1864       Dec. 31, 1864    Not mustered
Pettit, George W.           1st Lieut.     Dec. 7, 1864        Nov. 28, 1864    Promoted to Captain March 24, 1865
Pettit, George W.           2nd Lieut.     Sept. 20, 1864      Sept. 20, 1864   Promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 7, 1864
Pickett, Charles A.         1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 25, 1862    Resigned Jun. 25, 1862
Plumb, William B., Jr.      1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Promoted to Captain Feb. 11, 1862
Plumb, William B., Jr.      Captain        Feb. 11, 1863       Nov. 11, 1862    Died Oct. 15, 1863 of wounds received in action
Quay, John C.               1st Lieut.     Dec. 20, 1862       Sept. 28, 1862   Promoted to Captain Aug. 28, 1863
Quay, John C.               2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 13, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 20, 1862
Quay, John C.               Captain        Aug. 28, 1863       Jul. 2, 1863     Discharged May 10, 1864
Quay, John C.               Captain        Feb. 28, 1865       Feb. 24, 1865    Killed in action Apr. 2, 1865
Reynolds, Albert            1st Lieut.     Jul. 12, 1864       Jun. 4, 1864     Discharged Apr. 16, 1865
Russell, Samuel             1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Apr. 3, 1865     Not mustered
Schermerhorn, William       2nd Lieut.     May 31, 1865        Mar. 2, 1865     Not mustered
Shaw, Edward L.             1st Lieut.     May 18, 1865        Mar. 14, 1865    Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
Shaw, Edward L.             Captain        May 31, 1865        May 20, 1865     Not mustered
Sheldon, Elias P.           Adjutant       Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 20, 1862    Resigned May 14, 1864
 (Brevet Captain NYV)
Sheldon, Thomas F.          Captain        Dec. 20, 1862       Nov. 19, 1862    Discharged Sept. 9, 1864
Sheldon, Thomas F.          1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 14, 1862    Promoted to Captain Dec. 20, 1862
Simons, Ezra D.             Adjutant       Jul. 18, 1864       Jun. 26, 1864    Declined
Simons, Ezra D.             Chaplain       Mar. __, 1863       Mar. 2, 1863     Mustered out with regiment June 5, 1865
Smith, James L.             1st Lieut.     May 31, 1865        May 24, 1865     Not mustered
Steele, McGregor            2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 25, 1862    Resigned Dec. 16, 1862
Stephens, Lyndon H.         1st Lieut.     Feb. 11, 1863       Nov. 11, 1862    Resigned Jan. 21, 1864
Stevens, Lyndon H.          2nd Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Feb. 11, 1863
Sweet, Charles E.           1st Lieut.     Mar. 24, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment June 5, 1865
Taylor, Charles H.          1st Lieut.     Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 13, 1862    Resigned Oct. 21, 1862
Taylor, William D.          1st Lieut.     Feb. 28, 1863       Feb. 5, 1863     Promoted to Captain Nov. 30, 1863
Taylor, William D.          2nd Lieut.     Sept. 11, 1862      Aug. 18, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Feb. 28, 1863
Taylor, William D.          Captain        Nov. 20, 1862       Nov. 2, 1863     Discharged Jul. 14, 1864
Terre, C. H. M.             Adjutant       ---                 ---              Not mustered
Tilley, James L.            Captain        Mar. 24, 1865       Mar. 1, 1865     Mustered out with regiment Jun. 5, 1865
 (Brevet Major NYV)   
Tilley, James L.            1st Lieut.     Dec. 7, 1864        Nov. 28, 1864    Promoted to Captain march 24, 1865
Tilley, James L.            2nd Lieut.     Apr. 5, 1864        Apr. 2, 1864     Promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 7, 1864
Townsend, Benjamin R.       1st Lieut.     Feb. 11, 1863       Dec. 11, 1862    Promoted to Major 2nd USCT Nov. 19, 1963
Townsend, Benjamin R.       2nd Lieut.     Oct. 27, 1862       Oct. 21, 1862    Promoted to 1st Lieut. Feb. 11, 1863
Tyler, Franklin W.          1st Lieut.     Mar. 24, 1864       Mar. 18, 1864    Failed to muster
Vandenberg, John V. W.      Major          May 31 1865         Jan. 20, 1865    Not mustered
Vandenburg, John V. W.      Captain        May 31, 1864        May 18, 1864     Promoted to Major May 31, 1865
Vandenburg, John V. W.      Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 25, 1863    Dismissed Apr. 22, 1863; disability removed Sept. 25, 1863
Wallace, George L.          1st Lieut.     Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 29, 1864    Declined
Weaver, William             1st Lieut.     Jun. 14, 1865       Jun. 18, 1865    Not mustered
White, David E.             1st Lieut.     Jul. 13, 1864       Jun. 5, 1864     Discharged May 22, 1865
White, David E.             2nd Lieut.     Apr. 22, 1864       Apr. 1, 1864     Promoted to 1st Lieut. Jul. 13, 1864
Willard, George L.          Colonel        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 15, 1863    Killed in action at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863
Wood, Ephraim               Captain        Sept. 10, 1862      Aug. 19, 1862    Killed in action at Gettysburg, Pa., Jul. 8, 1863



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