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Civil War Records of Samuel A. Lawrence

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Samuel A. Lawrence

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Comrade Samuel A. Lawrence
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1841
County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

At Camp Stevens, Groton Junction, Mass., I entered the service as Sergeant, in Company D. 53rd Reg. Mass. Volunteers on the second day of September, 1862.


As my term of enlistment had expired, I was discharged on Sept. 2nd, 1863 at Groton Junction.


I again enlisted in Company E. 5 Regiment Mass. Volunteers for one hundred days.

I was next discharged on November 16th, 1864 after the expiration of a term of service.

The first battle that I took part in was at Fort Bisland, La. I also took part ay Port Hudson, Apr. 27th and June 14th, 1863 and all through the siege and capture of Port Hudson from Apr.27th to surrender on July 9th, 1863.


I was wounded at Port Hudson in neck & side on June 2nd, 1863.


My most intimate comrade was Sergt. Kilburn, who was killed by the premature explosion of a shell, while lying on the same blanket with myself.


I think the most important event was the charge on the breast works of the enemy at Port Hudson, June 14th, 1863, when we were obliged to fall back and lay in burning sun all day under the breast works of the Rebels, not barely able to get out until darkness came to our relief.

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 A. Lawrence Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Feby 19, 1889
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton