Mass. on the fifth of September, 1861, I entered the service, as
private, in Company E. 26th Regiment Mass. Vols.
I was promoted
to Corporal On May 2nd, 1862, to Second Lieutenant on September
11, 1863 and to First Lieutenant on May 2nd, 1864. At the close
of the war, I held the rank of First Lieutenant.
first discharged on Sept. 21st, 1863 at New Orleans, La. in order
to enable me to accept a Commission.
I was transferred
to 86th Regiment U. S. I. on Sept. 28th, 1863 to 1st Regt.
May 28th, 1864, I was next discharged from Fla. Cav. and my final
discharge took place at Tallahassee, Fla. On Nov. 17th, 1865 and
the cause for such was that my services were no longer required.
engagement took place at Lafouche , La. and I also did a great deal
of scouting duty and had many brushes with the enemy after joining
the First Fla. Cav. We were at Blakeley in the siege of Mobile,
I was wounded
in the raid on the R.R. from mobile to Granville in the month of
1863, I was confined in a hospital at New Orleans, La.
most intimate comrades were Frank Stevens, Francis Lyons, Roland
Rumbar and A.C. Norris.
the liberating of a few of our soldiers from Rebel Prisons to be
the most important event during service.
joining the cavalry, we were almost daily skirmishing with Rebel
Scouting parties and other small bodies of troops in which many
men were killed, and wounded, but have no dates by which to fix