Daniel H. Adams
Henry A Tucker, William J. Wallace and William C Stimpson
were also my comrades during service.
At Fort Delaware, there were eight to ten thousand confined
there. While in service, I was engaged in all marches and skirmishes
of the Blackwater. My first discharge took place at Lowell, Mass.
Calvin N. Holbrook
I also consider the following events to be classed among my
most important events while in the army. I had a few close calls.
At the battle of the Wilderness, a comrade in coming to the tree
where I stood, fell and dropped his gun, asked me if I could get
it for him. I stepped out and he took my place and was instantly
At Cold Harbor, our Regiment was in line of battle, lying
on the ground awaiting orders. An orderly came to my Regiment,
inquired for a certain officer and as I knew where to find the
desired officer he handed me the dispatch to deliver and the orderly
was killed as soon as he took my place
At Fort Davis, Va., I had charge of a squad of men, moving
percussion shells, and one of the men, who had been drinking,
struck at shell with a hammer. I put my hand over the cap and
took the blow, preventing, I think, an explosion and the loss
of some lives.
At the "Taking of Petersburg" my regiment was charging
a fort, a grape shot passed between my left arm and body, cutting
my clothes away from my arm and side and stunning me, for some
time. I felt sure, at first, that I was killed
Franklin R. Knowlton
On June 18th, we sustained a loss that was greater than any other
Regiment, on either side, in one engagement.