Mass., on Sept. 9, 1861, I entered the service, as private, in Company
E. 26th Regiment, still holding the same rank at the close of the
of enlistment, I was first discharged on Jany 1st, 1864 at New Iberia,
enlisted and was finally discharged on Aug. 26th, 1865 at Savannah,
Ga. as the war had come to a close.
battle was on June 21st, 1863 at Lafouche, La. And I was also engaged
at Winchester (Opequan Creek, Va., Sept. 19, 1964, Fishers Hills,
Va., Sept. 22, 1864 and Cedar Creek, Va. (Oct. 19, 1864.)
I was confined
at Fort St. Phillip May or June 1862
New Orleans July or Aug.1862
Savannah, Ga. June or July, 1865
I am not
sure which of these months I was confined in the different hospitals
Charles H. Parkhurst, Francis H. Stevens, and Aaron J. Fletcher
were among my most intimate comrades.
of New Orleans and the Battle of Cedar Creek I consider these two
events to be the most important events of my army life.