on the eighth day of July 1861, I first entered the service, as
private, in Company D. 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers and
at the close of the war my rank still remained the same.
I was finally
discharged on April 21 1863, at Washington, D. C., after receiving
a surgeon's certificate of disability. I never was re-enlisted,
again commissioned, or transferred to any other organization.
battle in which I was engaged took place at Ball's Bluff. I also
participated in the following engagements at Fair Oaks, South Mountain,
Antietam and Fredericksburg (both 11th & 13th of Dec. 1862).
thirteenth 1862, at Fredericksburg, I was wounded by a bullet passing
through my right ankle and was confined at Saint Aloysius Hospital,
Washington, for four and one half months.
21, 1861, I was taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff by Gen. Evan's command
and from that date until March 1st 1862 I was confined in three
prisons in Richmond, Va.
of the prisons were Mayo's Warehouse, Libby and one other whose
name is unknown. I left the prison on or about March 1st, 1862 on
life, Battle of Ball's Bluff and Peninsular Campaign are among my
most important events during my army life.