David Mellen Littlefield(1840 - 1913)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.
|Birth Date: 03/18/1840 Place of Birth: Dexter, ME |
Death Date: 10/16/1913 Death Place: Port Townsend, WA Burial Place: Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, WA
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]
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