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[232] the regiments of the Union Army during the Civil War. Enrolled, 1426; killed, 275; an actual percentage of 19.28.

In making this statement there is no intention to take the laurels from any other fighting regiment, but simply to claim for the 121st, the standing that rightfully belongs to it. Present in twenty-five battles, bearing the brunt of the fighting at Salem Church, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania on May 10, Opequan, Cedar Creek, the successful assault on Petersburg and the final battle with Lee at Sailor's Creek, suffering losses in eighteen different engagements, counted by superior officers the equal of any regular regiment, its surviving members are not willing to abate a jot from its rightful credit, and they glory in the fact that its place in every exigency of battle was in the front line from which it was never driven nor retired, except at command of its ranking officer.

The officers of the regiment and their terms of service are given as follows:

Colonels: Franchot, July 19 to September 25, 1862;

Upton, October 23, 1862 to July 4, 1864; Olcott,

April 18 to June 25, 1865. Lieutenant Colonels: C. A. Clark, August 23, 1862 to March 24, 1863; E. Olcott, April 10, 1863 to April 19, 1865; John S. Kidder, May 22 to June 25, 1865.

Majors: E. Olcott, August 23, 1862 to April 10, 1863; A. E. Mather, May 3, 1863 to February 4, 1864; H. M. Galpin, March 31 to December 21, 1864; J. W. Cronkite, December 24, 1864 to June 25, 1865.

Adjutants: A. Ferguson, July 21 to August 30, 1862; T. S. Arnold, August 30 to October 19, 1862; F. W. Morse, January 5 to July 29, 1864; F. E. Lowe, December 31, 1864 to June 25, 1865.

Quartermasters: Albert Story, July 21 to December

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