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Subject: [GM-L] Roll of Honor - Lancaster Men in the Civil War Part 3
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 14:49:51 EDT
Subject: Roll of Honor - Lancaster Men in the Civil War
Source: History of Lancaster, Massachusetts by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin 1879
Enlisted July 31, 1862; disability April 7, 1863; died soon after returning
Enlisted July 31, 1862; Died at Salisbury, N.C., Jan 5, 1865. He was at
first in the 15th
Regt., was discharged, and re-enlisted in the 34th. He was in several
battles and was a
George W. Farnsworth
Enlisted Jan 4, 1864; order of War Department, June 8, 1865; was shot near
the right eye
at the battle of Piedmont.
Enlisted July 30, 1862; corporal; expiration of service June 16, 1865; he was
the leg in the battle of New Market. He was also in the battle of Winchester
and shot in
the arm. He was also in the battle of Hatcher's Run, was at the surrender of
and at the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.
Charles B. Flagg
Enlisted June 16, 1862, corporal; expiration of service June 16, 1865. He
was in several battles and was a good soldier.
Edward M. Fuller
Enlisted Aug 7, 1862; lieutenant; in March 21, 1864, Major in the U.S.
Colored Troops. His record as a soldier and officer was highly honorable.
Enlisted July 26, 1862; he was wounded at the battle of Piedmont Aug 5, 1864
and discharged at expiration of service, Aug 5, 1865.
Stephen W. Gray
Enlisted July 31, 1862; Died April 2, 1864 at Martinsburg, VA. He was
faithful to his duties.
He was a Lancaster man, also credited to Sterling. Taken prisoner at New
Market and died at Charleston, S. C. Of twenty four taken prisoners at New
Market, all but one died.
Thomas A. G. Hunting
Enlisted July 20, 1862. He was in the battles of Charleston, VA, New Market
where he was wounded in the small of the back. Discharged for disability May
David W. Matthews
Enlisted Setp 18, 1863. He was engaged in several battles; was transferred
June 14, 1865 to the 24th.
George W. Matthews
Enlisted Sept 18, 1863. Though but seventeen years old he was determined to
serve his country. He was wounded in the leg at New Market, May 1864; was
taken prisoner in June at Liberty W. VA. He was in the prisons at Richmond,
Salisbury, Charleston and Andersonville.
Most of the time he was sick, starved and abused until his strength and
courage almost deserted. He had been wounded in the head, which added to his
sufferings. At length he was paroled in Dec 1864 and returned home. Being
taken with typhoid fever the horrors of prison life were repeated in the
delirium of fever. He was then sent to the military hospital at Worcester.
He lived till Nov 1876 but never was a well man.
William H. Mellor or Miller
Enlisted July 30, 1862; transferred Jan 19, 1865 to VRC.
Enlisted June 5, 1864; tranferred June 14, 1865 to 24th Infantry.
Charles E. Tisdale
Enlisted July 31, 1862; disability, Jan 8, 1863.
Horatio E. Turner
Enlisted Aug 2, 1862; Died at Andersonville Sept 8, 1864; also credited to
George E. Wiley
Enlisted Jan 1, 1864; transferred June 14, 1865 to the 24th Infantry.
Henry W. Willard
Enlisted Aug 2, 1862; disability Feb 26, 1863; also credited to Leominster.
John P. Wise
Enlisted June 16, 1862; acted as company clerk; died at home Mar 16, 1864.
FIFTH REGIMENT - NINE MONTHS
Benjamin F. Wyman
Enlisted Sept 16, 1862. He was in the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and
did his whole duty as a soldier.
FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT - NINE MONTHS
George D. Weld
Enlisted Oct 31, 1862. His comrades speak well of him as a soldier.
FIFTY-FIRST REGIMENT - NINE MONTHS
Frank E. Nourse
Enlisted Sept 25, 1862; expiration of service July 27, 1863.
Edwin A. Otis
Enlisted Sept 25, 1862; corporal; expiration of service July 27, 1863.
Simon M. Plaisted
Enlisted Sept 25, 1862; expiration of service July 27, 1863. Also credited
FIFTY-THIRD REGIMENT - NINE MONTHS
John G. Albee
Enlisted Sept 6, 1862. He was left sick at Algiers, LA in the advance of the
army April 8,
1863; subsequently sent to Brashear, convalescent, taken prisoner and
paroled. He reported
to his company Aug 11, 1863.
John C. Ayres
Enlisted Sept 2, 1862; corporal, Oct 18, 1862; He reached the rank of first
lieutenant July 2, 1863, He was with the company throughout the campaign.
Walter A. Brooks
Enlisted Sept 6, 1862; corporal, Jan 22, 1863. He was left in a feeble
condition at Memphis, the regiment being on its passage homeward. His death
occured Aug 22, 1863.
To be continued Part 4 p. 710 - 53d Regt continued.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth