(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 20 year old shoe maker in Boston, MA, he mustered as Private, Company H, 22nd Massachusetts Infantry on 12 August 1862.
On the Campaign
About a month later, in September, he was wounded by gunshot, place and date not given.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 14 September and was transferred to a hospital in Baltimore on 24 September. He rejoined his unit in camp at Brownsville, MD, but he
suddenly died October 24 after a few days illness. We performed our first burial service, stood guard over his remains at the hospital tent, made his rude coffin of cracker boxes, and late one afternoon marched to the hillside to bury him, the chaplain of the Second Maine officiating. ... The track of the Norfolk and Western railroad now (1897) passes almost over the spot. While making his coffin, another recruit, a large Norwegian sailor very weak from chronic diarrhoea, sat upon the other end of it, and when the last nail was driven mournfully said "I shall be next."
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as M.N. Ingalls. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines,2 which says he died of disease at Sharpsburg, MD. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 which lists him as M.L Ingolls. The quote with his death details from an account in R.G. Carter's Four Brothers in Blue as published in the Maine Bugle of January 1898. His gravesite is on Findgrave.
10/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3672]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 694 [AotW citation 20745]
3 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #3.497 [AotW citation 20746]