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Civil War Records of William S. Handley

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for William S. Handley

see also Post Resolutions and Record of Burial

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Comrade William S. Handley
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1840
Acton County of  Middlesex State of Massachusetts

On April 15th, 1861 he first entered the service as private in Company E 6th Regiment Mass Volunteers for three months and at the close of the war his rank was still the same.


On August 2nd 1861, as his term of enlistment had expired, he was first discharged at Boston. He re-enlisted on Aug 29th, 1861 and was at one time transferred to Company E 26th Mass Infantry.


He was next discharged on January 1st 1864 and was finally discharged per Circular No 30 W. D. A. G. O. C. S. on August 26th 1865, at Savannah.


His first engagement was at Lafourch Crossing or really the first one was passing through Baltimore, April 19th 1861.


He also took part at Opequan Creek and Cedar Creek.


All the comrades, he was intimate with.


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 S. Handley Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 22, 1882
Held Offices of
Officer Day for four years 1882 - '83 - '84 - '85
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton