122nd Regiment of New York Infantry

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"Onondagas"

 

Soldier's Notes

 

Musician Alfred Soule, Company B (Captain W. R. Chamberlinon's Company), was born at Fort Plain, New York on April 2, 1828 and enlisted at Syracuse, New York on August 8, 1862 (36 yrs. of age) for three years. He was probably discharged in June of 1865 and thereafter received a pension for his Civil War service. He died on November 16, 1887.

Private Uriah Trapp, Company A, enlisted in Baldwinsville, New York on July 28th, 1862. When he joined, Uriah listed his occupation as farmer. He had gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion and stood 5 feet 10 and a half inches in height. At the Battle of Cold Harbor, Uriah was wounded on the afternoon of June 1st, 1864. He received treatment at a field hospital at White House Landing, Lincoln General Hospital in Washington D.C., at a General Hospital in York, Pennsylvania and at the Ladies Home (House) General Hospital on 5th Avenue in New York City. He returned to duty on October 16th, 1864. Uriah was mustered out on July 3rd, 1865 in Syracuse, New York. According to his pension papers, he never quite recovered from the wounds received at Cold Harbor and received an invalid pension of 8 dollars a month on September 9th, 1891, which was increased to 10 dollars on April 22nd, 1899. Before the war, Uriah married Ama “Amy” Woodcock on May 5th, 1854 in Baldwinsville. Uriah and Amy had thirteen children. Amy died in August 1882, and Uriah on March 18th, 1903. Uriah is buried in Chase Cemetery.

Corporal Henry Frank Babcock, Company I, was wounded on December 17th, 1862 when a tree that was cut by some of his comrades fell on his tent and injured his spinal cord. He was sent to Carver Hospital in Washington DC to recuperate and then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps and worked as a hospital steward for the Medical Director's office.

 

 

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