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A.E. Kingsley

A.E. Kingsley

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Albert E. Kingsley

(1840 - 1925)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company K, First Maine Infantry for 3 months on 3 May 1861. Age 21, from Lewiston, he enlisted as Sergeant in Company K, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 26 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with the 10th Infantry in May was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 29th Maine Infantry on 18 September 1863 (to rank from 26 June 1862). He was promoted to First Lieutenant 13 November 1863. He was dismissed by War Department Special Order 43 2 June 1864, but the "disability " was removed by War Department letter - and he was presumably reinstated. He was commissioned Captain on 18 October 1864, and wounded in the arm in action at Cedar Creek, VA the next day. He mustered out on 5 February 1866.

References & notes

Service from the Maine Adjutant General1 and Gould's History, 2 source also of his picture. Gould has his middle name as Emerson. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his middle name as Ernest.

More on the Web

There is a small CDV of him online from the Maine State Archives.

Birth

03/16/1840; Stillwater, ME

Death

06/04/1925 Santa Cruz, CA; burial in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Notes

1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 291  [AotW citation 17390]

2   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 458, 652  [AotW citation 17421]