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Civil War Records of Frank Henry Whitcomb

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Frank Henry Whitcomb

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Comrade Frank Henry Whitcomb
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1838
Boxborough County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

At Suffolk, Virginia on the ninth day of September, 1862, I entered the service as Sergeant in Company E. 6th Mass. M.V.M. and during service was promoted in rank to 2nd & 1st Sergeant and in Jany 1863 to Captain, holding this rank at the close of the war.


On June 3rd, 1863 at Lowell, Mass., I was first discharged as my term of service had expired, but was commissioned and re-enlisted as Captain of Co. E 6th Regiment Mass. Vol. for one hundred days.


At the expiration of this time of service, I was finally discharged on Oct. 27th, 1864 at Readville.


My first engagement, in battle, was at Blackwater on Oct. 15, 1862.


I was also engaged at Taini on Oct. 25 – Ludlow Lawrence’s on Nov. 18, Deserted House on Jany 30, Siege of Suffolk on April 9th.


I was never wounded, taken prisoner, confined in hospital or prison.


Among my most intimate comrades were Serg’t Levi Robbins, Henry Pollard, Albert Robins, Dr. Isaiah Hutchins, Serg’t Geo. L. Sawyer.


I deem the most important of my army life to be able to cut my rations and helping build Forts Hausemond and Medillan, doing scouting duty, destroying Rebel R.R. Norfolk & Petersburg and Seaboard & Roanoke and repulse of Longstreet at Suffolk.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Frank H. Whitcomb
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Quarter Master Sergeant, 10 years 1882-1891, Senior Vice Commander, 3 years 1892-1894-1895
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton