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Civil War Records of Calvin N. Holbrook

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Calvin N. Holbrook

see also Supplementary War Sketch

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Comrade Calvin N. Holbrook
Who was born the fourth day of May
A.D. 1847
Charles County of   State of Illinois

At St. Alban's, Vermont, on Sept. 21st, 1863, I first entered the service as private in Company A 17th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.


On November 1st, 1863, I was promoted to Corporal, in June 1864 to Duty Sergeant and on August 26th 1864, to Orderly Sergeant and my rank at the end of the war was Orderly Sergeant.


As the war had come to an end, I was finally discharged on July 14th, 1865 at Alexandria, Va.


The first battle in which I was engaged took place in the Wilderness between May 6th and 9th 1864.


I also took part in the following engagements at Spottsylvania May 12 to 15th and also on the eighteenth. North Anna May 25 & 26: Totopotomy May 27th & 29th: Bethesda Church: Cold Harbor, June 7 & 8: before Petersburg' Petersburg Mine: Weldon R. R.: Poplar Grove Church: Hatches' Run Oct. 27 & 28: Taking of Petersburg.


I was wounded first part of June 1864 and also near Petersburg on April 2nd, 1865 and was injured in the arm Apr. 2, '65 & also in the foot June '64.


I was confined in June 1864 in Field Hospital: last of October and November in Wolf Street Hospital, Alexandria, Va & Burlington, Vt.


I was never taken prisoner.


Among my intimate comrades were Capt. H. D. Jordan, Sergeant W. B. Brainerd, Sergeant W. Humphrey, Sergt. Corsi, Sergt. Hoit, Sergt. Travers, Corporal Warren.


What I deem the most important in my army life was doing my duty as a soldier to the best of my ability.


I also was engaged in all skirmishes that continued all the way to Appomator.


I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Calvin N. Holbrook Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Dec. 20, 1886
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton