129th Infantry Regiment

Mustered in: August 22, 1862
Designated 8th regiment of heavy artillery: November 19, 1862.

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912. 
This regiment, organized in August, 1862, was converted into a regiment of artillery, and, December 19.1862, designated the 8th Regiment New York Volunteer Artillery, under which title its record will be found.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II. 
One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Infantry.—This regiment, organized at Lockport in Aug., 1862, was changed to the 8th N. Y. artillery on Dec. 19, 1862, and its record will be found under that designation.

Museum note: Phisterer notes the redesignation occurred on December 19, 1862 and Dornbusch writes that it occurred on November 19, 1862.

NYSMM Online Resources

Muster Roll

Unit Roster


Other Resources

This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to ng.ny.nyarng.list.historians@army.mil with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Hopkins family. Papers,1812-1941 (bulk 1909-1939)
Papers of four generations include family genealogies, military commissions, letters and other papers of Timothy S. Hopkins, his son Timothy A. Hopkins, his grandsons Horace G. Hopkins and T. Orlando Hopkins, and his great-grandson Mark Hopkins, and other family papers. Includes justice of the peace casebook and list of marriages performed by Timothy A. Hopkins in Amherst, N.Y., 1841-1884; diary, 1865, of Mark's wife's father or grandfather, George C. Dunham; grant of land in Michigan to Peres Lincoln, 1837, signed by Martin Van Buren; and letter concerning enlistments in 129th Regiment N.Y.S.V., 1862. 
Located at the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Library.

Howell, Elmer.  Diary, 1863 January 1-December 31
Packet diary kept by a horn player for the company band. It includes information on musical performances, practice sessions, camp life, drill, marching, and weather. New York state Library.

Hudnut, James Monroe. Historical roll of Company D, 8th Regiment, New-York Heavy Artillery. Originally 129th N.Y. Infantry. New York:De Vinne Press,1887. 17, [2] p. 23 cm.

Oellig, Charles. The Charles Oellig collection,1848-1930
Contains a collection of photocopied letters from the following U.S. soldiers: Samuel A. Bullock, Co. H., 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (1864); Albert C. Bushman, Co. I, 129th New York Volunteer Infantry (1862); a Union soldier's letter from Camp Hamilton, Va. (1861?); James Collard, Co. A., 38th Pa. Volunteer Infantry (1861); A.L. Gridley, Co. H., 50th New York Volunteer Engineers (1864); Solomon Mick, Co. K., 7th Pa. Cavalry (1861, 1864-65), plus a marriage certificate (1848); George H. Nye, Co. K., 10th Maine Volunteer Infantry (1862). Silas R. Rhodes, Co. F., 141st New York Volunteer Infantry (1864); Louis H. Wint, 2nd Pa. Heavy Artillery Battery (1862); "Raymond", Pa. Infantry Regiment 15th (1898); C.M. Crone, Co. F., 316 Infantry (1918); Howard Nissley, Co. K., 146th Infantry (1918); Percy Swab, 316th Infantry Band (1917-1919). Other documents include: issue of DAILY DUTIES OF THE 179TH REGIMENT P.M." (n.d.); declaration for the organization of a company to be part of the Pa. National Guard (1873); programs of the Military Athletic League of Philadelphia (1912-1916); World War I maps and documents on the military career of Lt. Joseph Fornance and Base Section 2, S.O.S., A.E.F. France (1912-1929); special orders from the 28th Division, A.E.F. including registers of members (1918); some purchase agreements for land in Lebanon County, Pa. for Indiantown Gap Association. 
1 box. 
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.

Saussy family. Saussy family papers, 1616-2003 (bulk, 1830-2003)
Original correspondence and transcriptions, 1616, 1693, 1830-2003, of family papers re travel, genealogy, etc. consist of personal papers and genealogical materials pertaining to the Perry, Saussy, and related families, whose ancestry is traced to the Shetland Islands, England, Canada, and the United States. Transcriptions include some errors; also includes transcriptions of Civil War letters that are not included in this collection. The Wade Hampton Perry family lived in Charleston, South Carolina, but often visited relatives in England. They owned a home in Highlands, North Carolina, named Highfield after the ancestral home in England of Florence Charlotte Cropp Davies Perry. The Saussy family was from Savannah, Georgia. After their marriage, Florence Hampton Perry and George Stone Saussy relocated to various cities in South Carolina (North Augusta, Charleston, and Columbia), and, later, to Highlands, N.C.. In addition to genealogical research data and charts, the collection contains travel journals and diaries, school composition books, original poems, watercolor handmade cards, wills, and personal and business correspondence. Chief correspondents among the family are Wade Hampton Perry, his wife, Florence Charlotte Cropp Davies, and their children, Florence and John; and George Saussy, Sr., his wife, Florence Hampton Perry, and their children, George, Hampton, Florence, Kathleen, and David. Florence Charlotte Cropp Davies Perry kept a travel diary, ca. 1900, as she toured Greece, Egypt, and the cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem, Damascus, and other sites. The diary records visits to sites of historic and architectural interest, but many of its pages are devoted to comparisons of the bazaars visited along the route of her travels. Examples of military service described in the collection document wars on various continents; several members of the Perry and Saussy families fought in the Sepoy Rebellion [1857, in India], the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. John H. Lamb, a relative of the Perrys, served with the British army in India and described his experience; typewritten transcriptions of the Civil War letters of Union soldier George Henry Stone, a member, first, of the 129th New York Infantry Regiment and, later, of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery. Letters of John Hampton Cropp Perry discuss his service in the 113th Ambulance Corps, 104 Sanitary Train, Medical Department, 29th Division during the First World War. In a letter of 28 September 1918 to his parents, he wrote, "By this time next year I think we will be on our way home again - the Germans are losing on all sides" and further noted that "One of our ambulances carried some German wounded the other day." George Stone Saussy, Jr., and Hampton Saussy saw duty in the United States Marine Corps and Navy, respectively, during World War II. Their letters home are datelined from the states and from undisclosed locations abroad. Other items of interest in the collection include antiquarian copies of two seventeenth-century British documents - a 1616 inventory of Robert Sinclair and a 1693 Proprietary-period document appointing Landgrave Thomas Smith governor of Carolina; a cachet souvenir of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the capital of South Carolina at Columbia, 22-25 March 1936, in an envelope postmarked 22 March 1936; and a first-day issue stamp postmarked 30 June 1950 commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Boy Scouts. 
5 linear ft. (4 cartons). 
Located at the University of South Carolina.


Items in the museum collection are in bold.