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Federal (USV)

Private

David Mellen Littlefield

(1840 - 1913)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer living in Lowell on his enlistement as Private on 2 September 1861. He had previously served in Company A of the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, a 3-month unit. He was wounded in action at Yorktown, Virginia in April or May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 12 December 1863 at the rank of Sergeant.

After the War

He moved to Port Townsend, Washington in 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.

Birth

03/18/1840; Dexter, ME

Death

10/16/1913 Port Townsend, WA; burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, WA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp.208 - 213  [AotW citation 2716]