(1826 - 1864)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 35 year old shoemaker from Newburyport, MA, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry (for 3 months) on 30 April 1861, served at Washington DC and on the B&O RR, and mustered out on 1 August. He then enlisted in Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in on 7 August 1862. He was appointed 3rd Sergeant on 11 August.
On the Campaign
He was Color Sergeant when wounded in the foot in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He was back with his Company in March 1863. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 13 September 1863. He was killed in action at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864 and buried in a trench there.
After the War
His body was probably removed to the National Cemetery at Poplar Grove Church, near Petersburg, between 1866 - 69.
References & notes
Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903) and family genealogists. He had married Margaret Ryan (b. Bangor, ME) in 1849, and they had 5 children.
06/21/1826; Amesbury, MA
09/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg, VA
1 Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12 [AotW citation 15043]