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Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 6: the Chancellorsville campaign (search)
they pushed their opponents as far as they could, and then lay down and let us charge over them. We moved forward on a run a distance of not more than one hundred yards until we could see the clearing beyond the woods, when suddenly as if by magic, a line of men rose up and delivered their fire almost in our faces. The crash seemed terrific. I was paralyzed for an instant but continued to move on. Benny West who was next to me gave a terrible bound and pitched against me, shot dead. Hank King stuck his gun up against the side of my head, as I thought, and fired, and I pointed my gun at the men in front of me and fired, all the time moving forward and over a little ditch into the road. The men who were in the ditch and behind the brush fence through the gap in which I passed, jumped up and ran, some to their rear and some to ours. I loaded and fired up the road twice. Joe Rounds stood beside me doing the same. The fire from the enemy seemed to come from that direction, but it w
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 14: from Cold Harbor to Petersburg (search)
pened upon us, and for a little while made it very lively for us. Where we were posted the railroad had been torn up, the ties used to face the inside of the breastworks with a tie standing on end against the facing and another placed bracing the upright tie to hold all in place. The third mortar shell fired, I discovered, was coming into the works and I shouted look out, it is coming right into the works. There was a scampering to get out of the way by the men who were crowded around Hank King and Ben Jones who were issuing a cooked ration. The shell dropped close beside a sergeant of Company F who lay with his back against the breastwork and his legs sprawled out, fast asleep, unconscious of the danger. I jumped behind the upright tie and crowded myself into as small a space as possible, and glanced around. I saw the shell sizzing away, and the men about it and the sergeant asleep. It seemed as though it would never burst, as though it were spellbound. Finally it went off and
ove Ave., Chicago, Ill. Non-commissioned officers and privates Company a Thomas Barnaby, West Chazy, N. Y. Rev. Isaac 0. Best, Broadalbin, N. Y. H. S. Burnham, 507 Park Ave., Woonsocket, R. I. J. W. Chapin, 1731 Columbia Road, Washington, D. C. Albert H. Clark, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Lewis Dupee, East Beekmantown, N. Y. Jeremiah Gratton, 190 Webster St., Malone, N. Y. Lewis Gratton, West Constableville, N. Y. W. H. Jones, 407 Ballinger St., Herkimer, N. Y. Oliver King, Mooers, N. Y. Rev. Eli P. LaCell, 1404 4th St., Santa Rosa, Cal. George M. McCourt, London, Wis. Smith Pine, Keeseville, N. Y. Warren P. Smith, West Coxsackie, N. Y. Georga A. Vossler, 39 Harrington St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. A. Walrath, Atkinson, Neb. John H. Warmouth, Box 83, Oneida, N. Y. Company B Col. Clinton Beckwith, 108 Mary St., Herkimer, N. Y. C. C. Catlin, Melvin, Kan. Myndrct W. Gardner, 1614 W. 19th St., Sioux City, Iowa. Philip Goodman, Sold
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Non-commissioned officers and privates (search)
Non-commissioned officers and privates Company a Thomas Barnaby, West Chazy, N. Y. Rev. Isaac 0. Best, Broadalbin, N. Y. H. S. Burnham, 507 Park Ave., Woonsocket, R. I. J. W. Chapin, 1731 Columbia Road, Washington, D. C. Albert H. Clark, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Lewis Dupee, East Beekmantown, N. Y. Jeremiah Gratton, 190 Webster St., Malone, N. Y. Lewis Gratton, West Constableville, N. Y. W. H. Jones, 407 Ballinger St., Herkimer, N. Y. Oliver King, Mooers, N. Y. Rev. Eli P. LaCell, 1404 4th St., Santa Rosa, Cal. George M. McCourt, London, Wis. Smith Pine, Keeseville, N. Y. Warren P. Smith, West Coxsackie, N. Y. Georga A. Vossler, 39 Harrington St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. A. Walrath, Atkinson, Neb. John H. Warmouth, Box 83, Oneida, N. Y. Company B Col. Clinton Beckwith, 108 Mary St., Herkimer, N. Y. C. C. Catlin, Melvin, Kan. Myndrct W. Gardner, 1614 W. 19th St., Sioux City, Iowa. Philip Goodman, Soldiers' Home, Hampton Roads