Mass., on August 25th, 1862 I first entered the service as the rank
of private, in Company E 6th Regiment Mass State Volunteers.
13th 1863 I was first discharged as my time of enlistment had expired,
but on July 18th 1864, I re-enlisted and at that time I was promoted
to the rank of corporal. My final discharge took place at Boston
on October 27, 1864 and the reason for such, was on account of my
term of re-enlistment having expired.
engagement I took part in was on Sept 28, 1862, at Blackwater.
participated in the engagements at Blackwater opposite Franklin
on Oct. 3, 1862; Trini near Blackwater on October 25th; Ludlow Lawrence's
Plantation at Blackwater Nov. 18th; Franklin near Blackwater on
December 2nd; another attack on the Rebels near Trini on Dec. 25th.
Deserted House, Jany 30, 1863 and Siege of Suffolk on April 11,
I was injured
in the back while trying to load a log onto a pair of wheels for
Fort Vansemond December 1862 at Suffolk, Va. For a short time I
was confined at Craney Island and Suffolk, Va.
I was never
taken prisoner or confined in a prison.
most intimate comrades were Chas. W. Fletcher, Daniel H. Farrar,
Francis E. Harris, Augustus G. Whitcomb & Chas. H. Blood.
deem important in my service is when on the Blackwater Va. in resisting
the attacks of General Longstreet also in my second enlistment for
one hundred days we were ordered to Washington & was stationed
at Arlington Heights during the period of three weeks we were then
ordered to Fort Delaware, where we spent our enlistment as Rebel
prisoners had to be guarded