Amos Bartlett(1836 - 1912)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 25, a teacher in Webster on commissioning as First Lieutenant in April 1861. Promoted Captain 21 May 1862. He was in Company I.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sumnerís 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 05/09/1836 Place of Birth: Webster, MA |
Death Date: 11/30/1912 Death Place: Webster, MA Burial Place: Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, MA
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]
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