was then that of a mechanic.
19th, 1861, I entered the service, as private, in Company B. Old
Sixth Regiment Mass. Infantry, afterwards in Company K. Sixth Regiment,
N. H. Infantry.
finally discharged, per order G. O. No. 116 A. G. O., on July 15th,
1865 after a service of three years and eleven months. My first
enlistment was May 19, 1861 in Company B. 6th Mass. Vol. Infy. Capt.
Clark. Was mustered into the service June 20,61, served until
the expiration of my term of enlistment and started for home with
the Regt. but was left in a Baltimore Hospital, very sick with typhoid
fever, remained there several weeks and was kindly cared for by
a Protestant sisterhood of nurses, recovering I returned to Mass.
in Sept. 61, received my discharge and pay at the State House,
Boston, then went to N.H. Here I enlisted Oct. 21, 61 with a squad
of 35 men which later was attached to Co. K. 6th N.H. Vol. Infy.
Encamped at Keene, N. H. was mustered into service Nov. 28, 61.
Appointed Corporal Nov. 30, 61. The Regt. left Keene Dec. 25, 61
for Washington and was soon assigned to Genl. Burnsides Expedition
to Hatteras, Roanoke and other points on the Carolina coast.
battle was at Camden, N.C. April 19, 1862. Later our Regt. became
part of the Army of the Potomac under Genl. Burnside. I was appointed
Sergt. May 1863, and 1st Sergt. May 64, which office I held
until discharged from the service. I participated in the following
battles, Camden N.C. April 19, 62, Bull Run, Va., Aug. 29-30,
62, Chantilly Va. Sept.1, 62, South Mountain, Md. Sept.
13, 62, Antietam, Md. Sept.17, 62, Fredericksburg, Va.,
Dec. 18, 62, Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. June 63, Jackson,
Miss. July 13, 63, Wilderness, Va. May 6-7, 64, Spottsylvania,
May 12, 64. Here I received a gunshot wound in mouth and was
disabled for further active service. After sufficient recovery was
transferred to Co. C. 9th Veteran Reserve Corps. at Washington where
I was on guard duty at the time of President Lincolns assassination
and the subsequent trial and execution of the conspirators, Harold,
Payne, Atzerott, and Mrs. Sureatt. I received my discharge July