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Civil War Records of Cyrus P. Pickard

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Cyrus P. Pickard

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Comrade Cyrus P. Pickard
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1842
County of Merrimack
State of New Hampshire

At Acton, Mass. on the fifth of September, 1861, I entered the service, as private, in Company E. 26th Regiment Mass. Vols.


I was promoted to Corporal On May 2nd, 1862, to Second Lieutenant on September 11, 1863 and to First Lieutenant on May 2nd, 1864. At the close of the war, I held the rank of First Lieutenant.


I was first discharged on Sept. 21st, 1863 at New Orleans, La. in order to enable me to accept a Commission.

I was transferred to 86th Regiment U. S. I. on Sept. 28th, 1863 to 1st Reg’t. May 28th, 1864, I was next discharged from Fla. Cav. and my final discharge took place at Tallahassee, Fla. On Nov. 17th, 1865 and the cause for such was that my services were no longer required.


My first engagement took place at Lafouche , La. and I also did a great deal of scouting duty and had many brushes with the enemy after joining the First Fla. Cav. We were at Blakeley in the siege of Mobile, Ala.


I was wounded in the raid on the R.R. from mobile to Granville in the month of Sept. 1864.


In Sept. 1863, I was confined in a hospital at New Orleans, La.


Among my most intimate comrades were Frank Stevens, Francis Lyons, Roland Rumbar and A.C. Norris.


I think the liberating of a few of our soldiers from Rebel Prisons to be the most important event during service.

After joining the cavalry, we were almost daily skirmishing with Rebel Scouting parties and other small bodies of troops in which many men were killed, and wounded, but have no dates by which to fix them.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Cyrus P. Pickard Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Aug. 18, 1884
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton