The Civil War in the East

125th New York Infantry Regiment

The 125th Regiment lost 15 officers and 112 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 112 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.


The regiment ishonored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 125th New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Troy, N.Y.

August 29

Mustered in under Colonel George Willard, Lieutenant Colonel Levin Crandell, and Major James Bush

August 31

Left State for Baltimore, Md.

September 2

Moved to Martinsburg, Va.

September 11-12

Retreat to Harper's Ferry and attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry

September 12-15

Defense of Harper's Ferry

September 12-13

Maryland Heights

September 14-15

Bolivar Heights

September 15

Surrendered with the garrison

September 16

Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there guarding prisoners

November 22

Declared exchanged

November 23-25

Moved to Washington, D.C.

November 26

Camp at Arlington Heights, Va.; Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington


At Centreville, Va.



Attached to 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

June 25, 1863

Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd, Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

June 25-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 2-4

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Levin Crandell while Colonel George L. Willard commanded the brigade. Colonel Willard was killed in action leading a charge on July 3. A monument marks the place where Willard fell.


From the monument:

July 2, 1863, Regiment in line at the stone wall until 7 p.m. when the Brigade went to the support of the Third Corps, charged and drove back Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade. Return at 8:30 p.m.

July 3, 1863, Regiment in front on line of the stone wall west side of Hancock Avenue at time of Longstreet's Assault.


Number engaged, 500; killed, 26; wounded, 104; missing, 9; total, 139.

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va. Lieutenant Colonel Crandall was promoted to Colonel and command of the regiment.


Duty on lines of the Rappahannock.and Rapidan

September 13-17

Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 14

Auburn and Bristoe

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign


Duty near Brandy Station


February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battles of the Wilderness

May 8-12


May 10

Po River

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle"

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 16

Before Petersburg. Attached to Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

July 27-29

Demonstration on north side of the James

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 13-20

Demonstration north side of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

August 25

Ream's Station


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps

December 9-10

Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run


February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins' House

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-30

On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs

March 31

White Oak Road

April 2

Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

High Bridge and Farmville

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 2-12

Moved to Washington, D.C.

May 23

Grand Review

June 5

Mustered out at Alexandria, Va. under Colonel Joseph Hyde. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 4th New York Heavy Artillery.