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A. Bartlett

A. Bartlett

Federal (USV)

Captain

Amos Bartlett

(1836 - 1912)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, a teacher in Webster on commissioning as First Lieutenant in April 1861. Promoted Captain 21 May 1862. He was in Company I.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

"Capt. Amos Bartlett, Company H. is now quite well. His injuries were not severe, although he had a very narrow escape. A fragment of a shell hit his left breast, but did not break the skin. He is now only pained by a long breath. I dined with him Saturday last, in his tent, and remained with him three hours in their camp on Bolivar heights, Harpers Ferry, Virginias side. While I was there, Sumner's corps was ordered to march that afternoon. Capt Bartlett says, tell his mother he was a good boy".

After the War

Discharged 7 January 1863 for disability from wounds.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Quote above from a 1 October 1862 letter from Francis Carpenter of Webster, published in The Webster Times, 4 Oct 1862 (Volume IV #29) - transcribed on Susan's Harnwell's 15th Massachusetts site. Photograph from one at the USAMHI2.

Birth

05/09/1836; Webster, MA

Death

11/30/1912 Webster, MA; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, MA

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. 190 - 191  [AotW citation 5899]

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. 4924  [AotW citation 5962]