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A.R. Greenwood
A.R. Greenwood

Federal (USV)


Abner R. Greenwood

(c. 1841 - 1897)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 20, a bootmaker in Westboro on enlistment in July 1861 as Sergeant, Company K, 13th Massachusetts Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action in the right shoulder and knee on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was captured at Chambersburg, PA and held for two weeks. He was in a hospital in Philadelphia, and discharged for wounds 27 October 1863 at Germantown, PA. In August 1864 he enlisted as First Sergeant in Company K, 13th Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) and was discharged on 30 November 1865.

After the War:
He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Salem, MA, but also lived in Bedford, IN by 1894. He entered the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, MA on 30 September 1897 and died there 2 months later of heart disease.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Further details from Heman Packard De Forest's The History of Westborough, Massachusetts: Part I (1891) and Charles E. Davis' Three Years in the Army: The Story of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers (1894). His picture from a small tintype offered for sale (2105) by Horse Soldier Antiques. Birthplace and death information from Annual Report of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts at Chelsea (1898).

Place of Birth: Ashland, MA    
Death Date: 11/30/1897    Death Place: Chelsea, MA    Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, 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. 126 - 129  [AotW citation 7020]

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