in Company D. 35th Mass. Vols., I entered the service on June 21st,
1862 at Lynnfield, Mass.
1864, I was promoted to Corporal and April 1865 to Sergeant.
I was finally
discharged from service per special orders from War Dept. and at
that time was near Alexandria, Va.
battle was at South Mountain, and I was also engaged in those that
took place at Antietam, Fredericksburg, White Sulphur Springs, Vicksburg,
Miss., Jackson, Miss., Campbells Station, Tenn., Knoxville,
Tenn., Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and battles
around Petersburg, Va.
I was wounded
at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13th, 1862, in the left thigh, by piece
of shell and also in Sept. 64 at Peables Farm before
Petersburg, in right limb, flesh wound, did not go to the hospital
for the last wound.
in a hospital at Falmouth, Va.
John N. Morse, Sergt. Ben Merchant, Lieut. Wm. Hagan, privates Chas.
Badge, Chas. Arnold, and Chas. Wheeler were my intimate comrades.
the following to be the most important events during service. From
May 63 to June 64, our long land marches In 63
from Milldale, Miss. To Jackson, Miss., and back and our eight day
fight before that place, and the capture of 150 prisoners and one
flag by our Regt., the first in Jackson, also our retreat from Campbell
Station, Tenn. Followed by Gen. Longstreet to Knoville, where we
were surrounded by some where we lived on Raw Corn and meal for
two weeks and were given green hide Moccasins for we could not get
supplied and the change a desperate one on feet : Sund*** where
800 Rebels were put has die combat in 40 minutes and Mr. Reb had
to get the next day and we after him.