Mass., I first entered the service as private, in Company E 6th
Massachusetts Volunteers on the fifteenth of April 1861.
4, 1862 I was promoted to Fourth Lieutenant in three months service
and at the close of the war my rank was First Lieutenant.
I was first
discharged on Aug. 2nd 1861 as my term of enlistment had expired
but re-enlisted on Aug 25th 1862 for nine months in the same company.
I was never
transferred to any other organization.
to serve on detached service, I was finally discharged on March
3rd, 1863 at Suffolk, Va.
battle was when we passed through Baltimore Md. April 19th, 1861
and I was also engaged at three on the Blackwater, Deserted House,
Siege of Suffolk & Carsville.
I Was never
wounded, confined in hospital or taken prisoner.
Daniel Tuttle, Captain A. C. Handley, Capt. F. H. Whitcomb and Lieutenant
G. W. Knights were among my most intimate comrades.
through Baltimore and the Protection of Washington, I consider important
events in my army life.
Mass. Volunteers were the first armed Regiment of troops to arrive
for the Protection of Washington and stayed at Relay House, Md.
4th, 1863 we reported at Susquehanna Bridge and worked there for
four years and ten months.