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Civil War Records of Samuel R. Burroughs


Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Samuel R. Burroughs

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Comrade Samuel R. Burroughs
Who was born the Twenty-fifth day of March A.D. 1843
Acton County of Middlesex State of Massachusetts

I first entered the service as private on Sept. 1861 at Acton, Mass. with Company E. 26th Regiment.

During service I held the offices of Corporal and Mail agent and the date of promotion was March 23, 1865.

At the close of the war my rank, I mean that of a Corporal, still remained the same.

I was discharged at New Orleans, La. For re-enlistment and was again re-enlisted at New Iberia, La.

I was never transferred to any other organization

I was discharged again at Gallops Island, Boston Harbor, as the war had come to a close.The first battle I took part in was at Lafourche Crossing, La. And other that I took in were were at Winchester, Va., Sept.19, 1864 and Cedar Creek, Va. Oct. 19, 1864.

I never was wounded or taken prisoner but was confined in the Marine Hospital, New Orleans, La.

Among my most intimate comrades were D.H. Hall, E.L. Hall, John Fletcher and N. L. Teele.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Samuel R. Burroughs Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Jany 27, 1895
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton