entered the service at Weston, Massachusetts, as private, with Company
I 35 Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. I held no offices or ranks
while in service, and at the close of the war, my rank was that
of a private I first entered the service on August 2, 1862.
I was first
discharged from service on the ninth day of June, 1865 near Alexandria,
Va., and the reason for my being discharged was on account of the
expiration of the war.
battle, that I was engaged in, was at South Mountain, Antietam,
Md. Sulphur Spring.
participated in the engagements at Fredericksburg, Va., Jackson,
Miss., Knoxville, Tenn., Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna River,
Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Poplar Spring Church, Virginia.
I was wounded
Dec. 13 1862 in the engagement at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
the months of August and September 1863, I was confined in a hospital
called the Washington Park Hospital.
prisoner by Wade Hampton Cavalry at Poplar Grove Church, Sept. 30,
1864 and was confined in the prisons, Castle Thunder Richmond Va.
and Salisbury N. C. from October 10, 1864 to Feb. 22, 1865.
22, 1865 I left the prisons and marched by foot to Greensboro &
the sea distance of forty miles and then took the cars for Wilmington
N. C. to be paroled. Among my comrades were John D. Cobb, Samuel
Patch, Sam. H. Batchelder, J. B. Calder, Geo, W. Folsom, John Hogan
& Geo. T. Tucker.