History of the Seventh Maine Light Battery; Volunteers in the Great Rebellion Also, Personal Sketches of a Large Number of Members, Portraits

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General Books, 2009 - 206 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...HARVEY B. SIMMONS. Was born in Union, Me, Sept. 22, 1828, and first enlisted in the Seventh Illinois Cavalry in September, 1861, as a drummer, serving thus until the band was discharged. He was then living in Illinois; but after his discharge he returned to Maine, where his family had come to live after his enlistment, and enlisted in the Battery Dec. 28, 1863. He contracted catarrh while in the army, from which he suffered so badly that in March, 1876, he went to Florida, hoping that the climate there would help him; here he was joined by his wife in October following, as he had failed very much in hearing and eyesight. On the 28th day of November, about one month after she joined him, he was killed on the railroad by a train, and his sufferings were thus suddenly ended. In politics he was a Republican, and a Baptist in his religious belief. CORP. WILLIAM C. HUTCHINSON. Was bor n in Canton, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1826. At the time of his enlistment, Dec. 5, 1863, he was married and was a farmer, being also engaged a part of the time as stone cutter. He enlisted as a private in the Battery, it being his first service in the war, and was promoted to a Corporal prior to his discharge. He was injured on the field while unlimbering a cannon, near the close of the year 1864, and was an inmate of Slough U. S. General Hospital from that time until the close of the war, being mustered out June 21, 1865. Was in all the engagements of the Battery prior to his injury. He married Phebe M. Lufkin, Dec. 26, 1847, and resided at Rumford, Me., where he enlisted, to which place he returned after his service and where he lived until 1872, when he removed to Lebanon, Me., where he died Aug. 21, 1872. They had seven children, all of whom are now living and married. He was a Republican...

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