Mass., on the twenty-sixth day of November 1861, I first entered
the service as private in Company B. 32nd Mass. Reg. Vols. And during
service, I was promoted to Acting Commissionary Sergeant 1st Division
5th A. C. on the fifteenth of December, 1862.
expiration of my time of service, I was finally discharged on Nov.26,
1864 at Yellow Taven, Va., near Petersburg.
I was first
engaged in battle at Harrison's Landing and I also took part in
the engagement at Fredericksburg, Va, on Dec. 13th, 1862.
I had my foot crushed so badly that I could not walk for ten weeks.
I was confined in a hospital at 22nd and Wood St. Phila. Penn of
swamp fever contracted at Harrison's Landing on the James River.
P. Lawrence, Edgar A. Maynard, Geo. W. Martin and James W. Wilkins
were among my most intimate comrades.
The battle of Fredericksburg and the feeding of from five to ren
thousand, during the nearly 2 years, I deem the most important events
of my army life.