I first entered the service on August 31st, 1862 in Co. E Sixth
Regiment at Acton, Mass.I still held the rank of captain and at
the close of the war it was still the same.
of service having expired, I was finally discharged on June 3rd,
1863, at Lowell, Mass.
engagement took place on November 18th, 1862 at Ludlow Lawrence's
Plantation on the Blackwater, Va.I also took part in the engagement
at Carsville, Va.
I was never
wounded or taken prisoner but was confined in a hospital at Suffolk,
most intimate comrades were Lieut. A. S. Fletcher, Frank H. Whitcomb,
Lieut I. Hutchins, Albert Moulton, George Hines, and Levi Robbins.
Handley had commanded the Davis Guards some years before the war.
His grandfather had served in the Revolutionary War and his father
did military duty in the war of 1812.
assisted to build Forts Vansemond and McLellan at Suffolk also did
scouting duty destroying Rebel Railroads, the Norfolk and Petersburg
and Seaboard and Roanoke.