sufficient quantity were insisted upon and the regiment rapidly recovered from the effects of the “Mud March” and during the rest of the winter improved in every way. By persistent effort the Colonel
secured a promise from the state authorities, that no officer not approved by him should be appointed in, or assigned to the 121st.
The changes that occurred in the regiment during the winter were as follows: Lieut. Col. Clark
, Captains Holcomb
, and Lieutenants Clyde
resigned and were honorably discharged.
Also later Captains Campbell
and Lieutenants Story
and Van Horn
. Asst. Surgeon Valentine
was dismissed for incompetency after trial by court martial.
Captain Angus Cameron
died of typhoid fever, Major Olcott
was promoted to Lieut. Colonel
, and Lieut. Mather
and Adjutant Arnold
Cleveland J. Campbell
of Cherry Valley
was commissioned as Captain
in the regiment, and Henry Upton
as 2d Lieutenant
. Lieut. Sternberg
was promoted to Quartermaster, and 2d Lieutenants Casler
to 1st Lieutenants
. Lieut. Casler
was transferred to Company E, that company being without a commissioned officer present for duty.
Sergeants A. C. Rice
, Charles A. Butts
, Thomas C. Adams
, L. B. Paine
, F. E. Ford
, S. E. Pierce
and G. R. Wheeler
These changes had been made at different dates, the last being the resignation of Captain Douglas Campbell
on April 28th from the hospital where he, for some time, had been under treatment for sickness.
Changes had also been made in the organization of the army.
at his own request had been relieved from command and General Hooker
appointed in his stead.
The Grand Division