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Subject: [GM-L] Roll of Honor - Lancaster Men in the Civil War - Part 1
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:08:47 EDT
Subject: Roll of Honor - Lancaster Men in the Civil War
Source: History of Lancaster, Massachusetts by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin 1879
Enlisted Dec 17, 1861. Termination of service by disability, Oct. 15, 1862.
rendered him unfit for duty, and after being in several engagements, he was
Charles H. Balcom
Enlisted December 14, 1861; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps [V.R.C.]
April 15, 1864.
Enlisted April 29, 1864; transferred July 28, 1864 to 20th Infantry.
George W. Cutler
Enlisted July 12, 1861; killed at Ball's Bluff, October 21, 1861; he was one
of four brothers
who entered the service of their country. Three of these at least gave their
Brother of the foregoing; Enlisted July 12, 1861; disability, March 24, 1863.
He was wounded at Antietam through the ankle and after being in several
engagements, was honorably discharged.
Enlisted July 12, 1861; disability, May 1, 1862.
Enlisted July 12, 1862; transferred to V. R. C. October 27, 1863.
Frank H. Farnsworth
Enlisted July 12, 1861; killed at Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862. He was a good
soldier and was in the battles of Ball's Bluff, Yorktown, Williamsburg and
James M. Gray
Enlisted July 12, 1861; disablility, Feb 11, 1863. Re-enlisted.
Enlisted Dec 24, 1861. Enlisted in US Army Nov 17, 1862 - he died in the war.
Enlisted July 12, 1861. Enlisted in U. S. Army Nov 12, 1862 - credited to
Townsend, Mass. Volunteers.
Adelbert W. Johnson
Enlisted July 12, 1861; discharged at unknown date.
Sumner R. Kilburn
He enlisted from Sterling July 12, 1861. On re-enlisting he rec'd a bounty
of $325. He died of wounds June 10, 1864. He was in battles of Ball's Bluff
and Fair Oaks;
in the 7 days' fight on the Peninsula; at Antietam and Gettysburg; in each of
he was wounded but not severely; he was in the battle of Fredericksburg and
died two days
later. Kilburn was the only child of a widowed mother, and so exempt from
service, but he
readily volunteered, joined in all the trials, hardships and glory of the old
and gave his life for his country.
Joseph W. Kingsbury
Enlisted August 1, 1861; May 1, 1862
Enlisted December 17, 1861; May 1, 1862.
July 12, 1861. Killed Oct 21, 1861 at Ball's Bluff. He entered the service
from a sense of
duty, leaving a wife and two children, one in addition was born after his
enlistment. He was
killed by a ball in the head. Lawrence was a man of steady and industrious
habits and was
esteemed by all his acquaintance. His wife and three young children were
left as a sacred
legacy for his country's care and protection.
George C. Mann
Enlisted July 12, 1861; expiration of service July 28, 1864.
Robert R. Moses
Dec 17, 1861; died of wounds Oct 5, 1862. He was wounded in the battle of
wound proved mortal. Mr. George W. Howe found him, gave him every care and
after his death had him decently buried.
Henry H. Rugg
Re-enlisted in the 53rd and then in a three months regiment; wounded in the
swimming in the river, after the battle of Ball's Bluff.
George C. Shean
Enlisted: Nothing farther is know of this soldier.
Luther G. Turner
Enlisted July 12, 1861; he was wounded at Ball's Bluff, and died in
consequence; Nov. 21, 1862 aged 24 years.
July 12, 1861; He was in the battle at Ball's Bluff, was seen on the bank of
the river, but never after; was probably shot while swimming in the Potomac.
He left a widowed mother
wholly dependent upon him.
Enlisted July 12, 1861. Expiration of service July 28, 1864.
Frank W. Barnes
Enlisted, afterwards entered the navy.
George A. Barnes
Corporal July 2, 1861; was in battle, June 25 and also in all the battles
during the seven days retreat in VA; he was wounded in the foot in the 2nd
battle of Bull Run, Aug 29, 1862
and discharged for disability the following October.
George K. Richards
November 25, 1862; transferred to V.R.C. Aug 11, 1863. He was engaged in the
Fair Oaks, and in the fighting of the seven days' retreat; he was also in the
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
July 2, 1861; he was wounded at the battle of New Market, VA, a musket ball
entering by the
side of his nose, passing through his head and making its exit at the back of
No one expected him to live, and when he plead for a chance in an ambulance
he was told he
would die and they could only take those not mortally wounded. He was left
to die and was
reported as dead. But he lived and was tranferred to Mass. Battery May 11,
1864. His term
of service expired July 27, 1864. He has since died.
To be continued Part 2. p. 706
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