Mass. in July 1862, I entered the service, as landsman, in Mortar
Boat George Mangham and my rank at the close of war
was First Lieutenant.
As my term
of service had expired, I was first discharged at Boston, in the
month of August, 1863. I again enlisted on December 31st, 1863,
June 16th, 1865 was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. June 26, 1865, was
promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
I was finally
discharged on July 12, 1865 at Alexandria, Va. S.O. 162 Headquarters
battle I was engaged in was in the Wilderness. I also participated
in the engagements at Spottsylvania, No. Anna River, Cold Harbor,
June 16th, Petersburg, Weldon R.R., Pequam Farm, Explosion of Mine,
July 30th, 1864, South Side R.R. and all engagements in front of
Petersburg up to its capture on the second of April, 1865 and the
last at Burkesville, at the grand finish.
never wounded, confined in hospital, or taken prisoner.
my most intimate comrades were Geo. H. Hastings, George Evans, Thomas
Mahardy, Nat Bunker, Jere Gilman and all good soldiers.
of my warrant as First Sergeant and the battle of the second of
April, 1865, I consider these two events to be the most important
ones during my army life.