The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Literary Collections - 304 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Patrick Mulvany, Andersonville, Dec. 10, '64; William Sigil, Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, '64; Antoine Phillips, Andersonville; William Streidell, Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, '64; Patrick Sullivan, Andersonville, Aug. 11/64; William M. Trescott, Andersonville, Sept. 6, '64. Company K--Charles Clark, Salisbury, N. C., Dec. 21, '64; Thomas Waif, Andersonville, Aug. 2/64; Joseph White, Andersonville, Aug. 2, '64. Those on duty who escaped capture June 22, and the few who returned from the hospitals, or from detached service, were assigned temporarily to another command. The members of Company I as a whole, since their term of service did not expire until August 5, and all those who had enlisted later than July 12, 1861, except under General Order 28, and those who had reiinlisted were for some two weeks following July 12, 1864, set apart as the Fifteenth Battallion, and as soon as arrangements could be perfected, transferred to the Twentieth. The story of their service in that regiment is briefly told after the Individual Record. From the various hospitals, from different points of detached service and to some slight extent from the field, all those who remained members of the Fifteenth on the 12th of July, 1864, and were not kept back by captivity or physical inability, joyfully prepared to return to their homes. Some eighty-five men were all that could be gathered at this time. This was only about five per cent. of the total number who had belonged to the regiment. Perhaps as many more were mustered out during the following year, individually or in squads, as their condition enabled them to leave the hospitals, as they were released from prison or as their term of service in the Twentieth and other organizations to which they had been transferred, expired. The little remn...

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