Alban's, Vermont, on Sept. 21st, 1863, I first entered the service
as private in Company A 17th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.
1st, 1863, I was promoted to Corporal, in June 1864 to Duty Sergeant
and on August 26th 1864, to Orderly Sergeant and my rank at the
end of the war was Orderly Sergeant.
war had come to an end, I was finally discharged on July 14th, 1865
at Alexandria, Va.
battle in which I was engaged took place in the Wilderness between
May 6th and 9th 1864.
took part in the following engagements at Spottsylvania May 12 to
15th and also on the eighteenth. North Anna May 25 & 26: Totopotomy
May 27th & 29th: Bethesda Church: Cold Harbor, June 7 &
8: before Petersburg' Petersburg Mine: Weldon R. R.: Poplar Grove
Church: Hatches' Run Oct. 27 & 28: Taking of Petersburg.
I was wounded
first part of June 1864 and also near Petersburg on April 2nd, 1865
and was injured in the arm Apr. 2, '65 & also in the foot June
I was confined
in June 1864 in Field Hospital: last of October and November in
Wolf Street Hospital, Alexandria, Va & Burlington, Vt.
I was never
intimate comrades were Capt. H. D. Jordan, Sergeant W. B. Brainerd,
Sergeant W. Humphrey, Sergt. Corsi, Sergt. Hoit, Sergt. Travers,
deem the most important in my army life was doing my duty as a soldier
to the best of my ability.
was engaged in all skirmishes that continued all the way to Appomator.