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    Present, also, at Cedar Mountain; Rappahannock; Thoroughfare Gap; Chancellorsville; Mine Run; Totopotomoy; White Oak Road; Appomattox. notes.--Known also as the Third Oneida, being composed almost wholly of men from Oneida and Herkimer counties. It was mustered in at Boonville, N. Y., on February 19, 1862, leaving that place on March 12th. It arrived at the National Capital on the 20th, where it went into camp at Fort Corcoran. In April, 1862, it was assigned to Duryee's Brigad Creek, Va. 10 Present, also, at Crampton's Gap; Gettysburg; Funkstown; Mine Run; Fort Stevens; Fisher's Hill; Appomattox. notes.--Organized at Herkimer, N. Y., from companies raised in the Twentieth Senatorial District--Otsego and Herkimer counties. It was mustered into service on August 23, 1862, and the next week started for the scene of active operations. It was immediately ordered to join General McClellan's Army, then in Maryland, and it did so in time to witness the fighting a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adirondack Park, (search)
Adirondack Park, A tract in the Adirondack Mountain region covering Hamilton county and parts of Essex. Franklin, Herkimer, and St. Lawrence counties: containing numerous mountains. peaks, lakes, and woodlands. It was set apart by the State of New York in 1892 for the protection of the watershed of the Hudson and other rivers. for the practical study of forestry, and for public recreation. The tract has an area of 4,387 square miles. The study of forestry is here carried on under the direction of the newly established State School of Forestry, a department of Cornell University (q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Herkimer, Nicholas (search)
Herkimer, Nicholas Military officer; born about 1715 or 1720; was the son of a palatine who settled on a tract called Burnet's Field, now in Herkimer county, N. Y. Nicholas was made a lieutenant of provincials in 1758, and was in command at Fort Herkimer during the attack of the French and Indians upon it that year. In 1775 he was appointed colonel of the 1st Battalion of Tryon county militia. He was also chairman of the county committee of safety; and in September, 1776, he was made brigadier-general by the provincial convention of New York. He commanded the Tryon county militia in the battle at Oriskany (Aug. 6, 1777), where he was severely wounded in the leg by a bullet, and he bled to death in consequence of defective surgery, Aug. 16, 1777. On Oct. 4 following the Continental Congress voted the erection of a monument to his memory of the value of $500. This amount was many years afterwards increased by Congress, private subscriptions, and the New York legislature to more
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pauperism in the United States. (search)
of charities. The investigation occupied the secretary of this board and various assistants for nearly two years, and the antecedents of every inmate of the poor-houses of the State were examined. Mrs. C. R. Lowell, who has been so active in the charities of New York State, and who has achieved a well-merited reputation, read a report on the results of this investigation. She describes typical women. The description of two cases may be quoted, and they will serve for all. In the Herkimer county poor-house a single woman, aged sixty-four years, twenty of which have been spent in the poor-house: has had six illegitimate children, four of whom have been paupers. In the Montgomery county poor-house a woman twenty years of age, illegitimate, uneducated, and vagrant; has two children in the house, aged, respectively, three years and six months, both illegitimate, and the latter born in the institution; recently married an intemperate, crippled man, formerly a pauper. Mrs. Lowe
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 1: the organization of the 121st New York Volunteers (search)
iasm that had characterized the organization of the volunteer army in 1861 no longer availed to procure the troops necessary to fill the quota required from the State, and a systematic and earnest effort was necessary. This effort developed in two directions: first, to fill up the older regiments with recruits; and second, to organize new regiments, one in each Senatorial District. Under the latter plan the 121st was recruited in the 20th Senatorial District comprising the two counties of Herkimer and Otsego. To supervise the organization of the regiment, Governor Morgan appointed the Hon. Richard Franchot, and also a committee from the two counties which should appoint County Committees to prosecute the work in the several townships. The Senatorial Committee consisted of the following named persons: R. Ethridge, Wm. Gates, Ezra Graves, Amos H. Prescott, L. L. Lowell, H. H. Pomeroy, Thomas Richardson and Volney Owen, County Judge. It has not been possible to find the names of th
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 18: back to Petersburg and winter quarters (search)
pril, which he managed to prolong to the 14th of March. During the winter an effort was made to fill up the regiment so that the officers who had been commissioned, but could not be mustered in, because the number of enlisted men was below the required standard, might receive their full rank. These were Lieutenant Colonel Olcott, Captain Cronkite and Captain Kidder, who had been commissioned respectively Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and Major. Several recruiting officers were sent home to Herkimer and Otsego Counties to obtain recruits, but their efforts did not avail to fill the regiment and the 1st of March found the regiment still deficient in numbers. Application was then made to the Secretary of War for the assignment of four hundred recruits to the regiment. This application was endorsed as follows: By General McKenzie, commanding the brigade. Approved, by General Wheaton, commanding the division, I think it greatly for the interest of the division that the 121st New York R
the entire height is fourteen feet and three inches. On the front is the legend, The 121st New York Infantry (Colonel Emory Upton), 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, held this position from the evening of June 2d, until the close of the battle. There are also on the front the 6th Corps cross, and the coat of arms of the State of New York. The reverse side has a life size medallion of Colonel Emory Upton in bronze. On one side a bronze panel contains the inscription, Organized in Herkimer and Otsego Counties; Mustered in August 23, 1862; Officers 30, Men 910; Casualties, killed and mortally wounded: Officers 14, Men 212 (This total of killed and mortally wounded should be 275 as shown by preceding record); Wounded: Officers 27, Men 596; Died of Disease: Officers 4, Men 117; Discharged for wounds, disease, etc.: Officers 37, Men 283; Transferred to other commands:: Officers 12, Men 262; Mustered Out June 25, 1865, Officers 25, Men 283. The bronze panel on the other side co
he astounding intelligence which has Fallen upon them. Many of the troops are not paid off, and the Government employees are in a similar situation. The truth is, that few or none now believe that the Union can be restored, and hence doubt and uncertainty hang over all financial movements. The 12th Regiment of New York Volunteers, which read so fast, Colonel and all, at the late great battle, is from Oneida county. It is made up entirely of Republicans. They had to go over into Herkimer county to fill up the regiment, and it is confessed on all sides that they made the fastest time off the battle-field that was ever known. A Republican of New York, who has held a high office heretofore, said: "I am so d — d mad and mortified that I can't eat or sleep. Look at it — while the President of the rebels was leading his troops on to victory, our President was joking at home or preparing for a pleasure sail in his new gondola." The following items are from the Louisville