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C. Bagley

C. Bagley

Federal (USV)


Clinton Bagley

(1838 - 1901)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old paper maker from Dedham, MA, he enlisted there on 7 August and mustered as Private, Company I, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his side in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 17 September and transferred out on 28 September 1862. He returned to duty in January 1863 and was promoted to Corporal on 1 April 1863, to Sergeant on 1 May 1864, and to First Sergeant of his Company on 30 September 1864. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment on 1 May 1865 and mustered out with them on 9 June 1865.

After the War

In 1865 he was back making paper in Dedham, MA. By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a paper mill worker in Walpole, MA and in 1900 he was overseer of the mill. He filed for an invalid veteran's pension about a week before his death in February 1901.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines,1 his Compiled Service Records,2 and an extract from the Company Descriptive Book, via fold3. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as B. Bagley. Personal details from the US Census of 1870-1900, the Massachusetts State Census of 1865, and family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Clinton J Bagley and his birth in Walpole. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from an excellent photograph kindly provided by Jane Christopher, from her collection.

He married Mary F. Gibbs (1839-1904) in May 1857 and they had 3 children.


12/16/1838; Dorchester, MA


02/18/1901; burial in East Walpole Cemetery, Walpole, 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. 3, pg. 695  [AotW citation 17690]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27955]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #3.823  [AotW citation 27956]