In 1876 an Association of the Veterans of the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry was organized and last year at its forty-fourth reunion at Ilion
, the action was taken which assigned to the author the duty of compiling a history of the regiment, to be reported upon at the next meeting of the Association.
The task has not been an easy one, nor has the time been sufficient to gather all the information that might be considered important, but the work has been intensely interesting to the writer and he hopes that it will be received with kindly tolerance by the veterans and their friends.
In order to distribute the responsibility, he has requested Comrades Clinton Beckwith
, C. J. Westcott
and James H. Smith
to act as a committee to examine and criticize the manuscript, ascertain the cost of publication and report to the association at its next meeting.