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Civil War Records of William Willis

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for William Willis

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Comrade William Willis
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1843
Boston County of Suffolk
State of Massachusetts

At Augusta, Maine, on the third day of September 1861, I entered the service as private in Co. I. 8th Regiment Maine Infantry and later was promoted in rank to Company Buglar.

I was finally discharged on Dec. 23rd, 1863 at Lovell's Gen. Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, R.I. as I had wounds and had to lose a leg.


I served for two years and three months and twenty days.

We were at the taking of Hilton's Head S.C. but we were not engaged and we were at the Taking of Fort Pulaski, mouth of Savannah River, Georgia, next at Jacksonville, Florida, where I was wounded.


I was confined in the hospitals at Beaufort S.C., David's Island and Fort Scuyles, N.Y. Portsmouth Grove, R.I.

Among my most intimate comrades were T. Ingram, M. Rancord, C. Perry, G. Perry, John Tyler, H. E. Stinchfield. The taking Hilton Head and Fort Pulaski, I consider 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 William Willis
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Surgeon, 1885
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton