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Civil War Records of Francis H. Stevens

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Francis H. Stevens

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Comrade Francis H . Stevens
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1839
Boxboro County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

At camp Chase, Lowell, Mass., I first entered the service on Sept. 30th, 1861, in Company E. 26th Mass. Infantry.

On January 2nd, 1864, I was promoted to Corporal and on July 1st, 1865 to Sargeant, holding this rank at the close of the war.

By reason of enlistment, I was first discharged on Jany 1st, 1864 at New Iberia, Louisiana and I re-enlisted and on August 26th, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia, I was finally discharged, per Circular No. 30 and instructions from the Dept. of Georgia. My first engagement was at LaForche Crossing, La. And also took part at Winchester, Va,. Fishers Hill and Cedar Creek.

I was never wounded or confined in prison but was in April 1863 confined at Quarantine Station, La.

Cyrus Pickard, Charles Parkhurst, Charles Morse, Geo. A. Reed, D.H. Hall, S.R. Burroughs and Wm. Hunt were among my most intimate comrades.

I consider the Capture of New Orleans, The Shenandoah Valley Campaign under Sheridan, the most important events of my army life.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Francis H. Stevens
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Junior Vice 1886, Senior Vice 1887 Commander 1888-1889, Quartermaster 1890-'91-'92-'93
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton