Nelson V. StantonHome State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19, a painter from Northbridge on enlistment in July 1861. Promoted Corporal 9 August 1861 and Sergeant 1 May 1862. He was in Company H.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted First Sergeant on 17 September 1862 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 22 January 1863. Wounded in action at Gettysburg 2 July 1863 and promoted First Lieutenant on 4 July. Appointed Adjutant of the Regiment 3 December 1863. Commissioned Captain 6 February 1864, but not mustered at that rank. Wounded again at Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864 and mustered out 29 July 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.
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. 188 - 190 [AotW citation 5889]
2 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4925 [AotW citation 6945]
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