steward, I first entered the service on Sept. 4th, 1862 in 6th Regiment
Mass. Infantry for nine months but was acting assistant Surgeon
during most of the time.
I was first
mustered out June 13th, 1863, my term of service having expired.
enlisted in Company E. 6th Regiment for one hundred days, July 18th,
1864 with the rank of Second Lieutenant and was finally discharged
after twelve months service on Oct. 27th, 1864.
The Sixth Regiment was ordered to Suffolk, Va., and assisted in
building Forts Nansemond and McLellan, afterwards detailed for guard
and scouting duty and helped destroy the Rebels Railroads,
the Norfolk and Petersburg and the Seaboard & Roanoke. The Regiment
took part in several engagements, Deserted House, Cansville, Lawrence
Home, and Siege of Suffolk, and lost twenty seven men, killed and
E, during its three months service were called to Washington
to do fatigue duty, for three weeks, at Fort Stevens. They were
then ordered to Fort Delaware to guard Rebel Prisoners there.
was useful but uneventful.