Year End, 1862; Part 2

Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler's Annual Summary Report, 1862.

Massachusetts Statehouse circa 1910

The Massachusetts Statehouse, circa 1910.

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Introduction - What's On This Page

Keeping records was a crucial role of officers in military organizations during the war.  The Adjutant General's Office required each volunteer regiment to file a monthly report with that office.   This page contains the data compiled and published in Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler's annual summary report for the 13th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers.  It begins with a month to month recap of the regiment's movements throughout the year, and includes battle reports for 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. This is followed by tabulated charts which begin with a list of officers discharged, and promoted, followed by extensive lists of soldiers discharged, transferred, died, missing, deserted & dropped.   Each section has been split apart under its own heading for easier access. 

Please note, the sidebars on the left in the blue column, represent the Orders of Battle for the 13th Regiment, beginning with McDowell's Corps, during General Pope's Summer Campaign; then Hooker's Corps representing the Maryland Campaign, and finally, Burnside's Left Grand Division, representing the Fredericksburg Campaign.

Photo Galleries are inclued in each corresponding section, with images of men whose pictures for the most part, aren't yet posted on the website.

I am fortunate to have copies of some original documents of Surgeon's Certificates of disability for many of the Company I men listed, and these are posted on page 3, along with a brief biography of 2d Lieutenant Walter H. Judson, the one officer listed, “dismissed from service.”

Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler

Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler

According to Wikipedia, and historian Patrick Browne at his blog titled, Historical Digression*, William Schouler [pictured] was born, December 31, 1814 in Kilbarchan, Scotland.  He grew up mostly in West-Cambridge, Mass., where his father had established a silk-print textile business.  His brothers worked with father in the family business but William went off to begin his career as a newspaperman in 1842.

He edited the Lowell Courier for 6 years, then moved to Boston to become part owner of the Boston Atlas, which became a leading Whig newspaper in New England.  He was politically active through these times and also took an interest in the Massachusetts State Militia where he reached the rank of Colonel.   In 1853,  he moved his family to Cincinnati to edit the Cincinnati Gazette.  Due to his knowlege and experience with state militias, Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase appointed Schouler, Adjutant General of the State of Ohio in 1855.   In 1858 Schouler returned to Boston.

Governor Nathaniel P. Banks appointed Schouler Adjutant General of Massachusetts in 1860.  Recognizing Schouler’s ability, in-coming Governor John A. Andrew kept him in that office throughout his administration.  Schouler was a natural master politician and model of organizational ability.

A contemporary of Schouler, described his efficiency.  “[Schouler] organized and recruited Massachusetts regiments, consolidating fragmentary bodies in the State camps, and applying immeasurable tact and kindness to reduce the friction so constantly engendered among raw military aspirants and raw enlisted men, and to draw all together into harmony for the common weal.  Besides other high officials and legislators in his own State, he had national military organizers and officials to encounter, and to move smoothly with, in a common task which could not possibly escape asperities on the one hand nor permit of haughty compulsion on the other.”

His compassion for the common soldier was ever present in his actions.

 “He worked for the soldier with all the devotion of a personal friend. While marshaling and directing large numbers of armed men, he did not forget that they were torn from the homes of a lifelong peace to do the unaccustomed work of cruel war. Not a man went to the front from Massachusetts during the whole of that dreary period, without feeling that the friendship and sympathy of the adjutant-general accompanied him. He knew the stuff of which our regiments were made.”

Each year of the Civil War, Adjutant Schouler filed a detailed summary report for each Massachusetts Volunteer Military organization.  After the war he turned these reports into a masterful 2 volume history, “History of Massachusetts in the Civil War.”

The information presented on this page is lifted from Schouler’s 1862 annual report for the 13th Regiment, and cross-checked with other sources.

*Historical Digression post “Gen. William Schouler and Massachusetts Going to War” by Patrick Browne, posted at historical September 23, 2011.  His sources: [Sources: James Schouler, Historical Briefs, (1896), 207-262; Bob Leith, “Lincoln Thanks Mother for Sons’ Sacrifice,” Ironton Tribune, August 28, 2011.]

PICTURE CREDITS:   All images are from the Library of Congress digital images collection, with the following exceptions: The Regiment in Camp, and, at Manassas, Col. Leonard's head-quarters at Martinsburg, along with portraits of Elliot Clark Pierce, Oscar F. Morse, A.H. Bryant, Charles F. Jackson, Cornelius Drisoll, Ephraim Wood, Ezra Trull, Paul E. Fiedler, Thomas R. Keenan, & Isaac Hall Stimpson,  are from the Mass. MOLLUS Collection, Army Heritage Education Center, Carlisle, PA;  The field where the regiment fought at Antietam, was taken by regimental historian, Charles E. Davis, Jr. in 1888, courtesy of Stephen Recker; All pictures of Company B men, are from my personal collection, courtesy of Mr. Scott Hann; Portraits of Company A men, Dana Estes, Walter C. Bryant, George F. Paine, & William H. Cundy, author's collection courtesy of Mr. Tim Sewell; Pictures of Thomas Rathburn, J.N.P. Johnson, Sewell Merrill, & Hollis L. Johnson, all of Company F, are from a book, The History of Berlin, Massachusetts; Henry C. Coffin, is from the author's collection, copied from an image in the Massachusetts State Archives, Executive Correspondence collection, (2 vols.) for the 13th Regiment;  Edward Rowe, Osgood Waite, George Pomeroy, & John P. Shelton, from various on-line auction houses; & the image of Henry Battles and John H. Moore is from the Sudbury Historical Society. Color Snapshots were taken by the author.  ALL IMAGES HAVE BEEN EDITED IN PHOTOSHOP.

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Adjutant General's Summary Report; 13th Massachusetts, 1862

Officers in camp at Williamsport in front of the library

Making a very educated guess as to the identities of these officers & men, I can with much confidence declare, Lieutenant Edwin Frost far left, Sergeant William Pfaff,  stought man, 2nd from left.  Captain William H. Jackson, Company C, standing in front of him in the foreground. The large man next to Jackson, is 1st Lieutenant Neat, Company A.  Next to him is 2nd lieutenant George N. Bush, same company.  Next is Lt-Col. N. Walter Batchelder in a familiar Batchelder stance.  The guy in the top hat has been identified as Chaplain Noah Gaylord, standing in front of the Library building he maintained in the camp.  The gentleman in the Scottish cap next to Gaylord is unknown to me.  On the far right is Surgeon Allston W. Whitney, again in a familiar stance. -- B.F.

Presented here is Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler's Summary Report, for the year 1862.


The nucleus of this regiment was the Fourth Battalion of Rifles, M.V.M., which was recruited to a regiment at Fort Independence.  It was ordered to Washington, July 30, 1861.  I have received no answer from Colonel Leonard to my circular letter of October last; but from this regiment we have received monthly reports with great regularity, from which, and other documents in this office, I have been able to make a narrative of its services, which is accurate as far as it goes.

From the time it left Massachusetts until the spring of 1862, it was on patrol and outpost duty, on the upper Potomac in Maryland.  The following facts I gather from its monthly reports.

By monthly report of January, 1862, dated at Williamsport, Md., February 3d, this regiment was shown to be in a very healthy condition.  Huts had been built on their camping ground, which had been occupied by them for two months. 

December 31st, 1861.  Companies A, B, E and H were then at Hancock, Md., and in accordance with orders from head-quarters and General Kelly, in command of the Department of Cumberland and Harper’s Ferry, left in command of Captain J. A. Fox of Company A, for head-quarters, arrived January 2, 1862, at Williamsport, Md., about nine, P.M., and returned to camp.  They came by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

January 5th, 1862.  Companies C, D, I and K were ordered to march to Hancock, Md., and assist in repelling a rebel force at that point; were ordered to report to Brigadier-General Lander.  They left camp at three, P.M., and arrived at their destination by a forced march during a heavy fall of snow, at half-past one, A.M., January 6, 1862.*  The distance is twenty-six miles.  No action took place, the rebels having retired, after accomplishing their object, viz. – the destruction of some miles of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track, recently rebuilt by General Kelly’s command.  Those companies left Hancock for Williamsport, Md., Camp Jackson, January 30th, 1862 at half-past one, P.M., reached Clear Spring at nine, P.M., quartered in an old church during the night, and marched again at ten, A.M., arriving at two, P.M., in camp.  The regiment had been in camp through a “muddy month,” and several alarms had called them to arms.  No serious demonstration except alarms from Hancock.  “Bayonet exercise,” and drill in the “manual of arms” had been instituted in place of “battalion drills,” which were impracticable, owing to the muddy state of roads and grounds adjoining camp.

*NOTE:  The Regimental History states they arrived in camp January 7th.

By monthly report of February, 1862, dated at Martinsburg, Va., March 3d, 1862:—

   The regiment was encamped on the same ground as in January at Williamsport, Md; Company B was used as town guard, and for political prisoners; Company D was on duty at Hagerstown, as guard, from February 9th to February 27th, 1862, having relieved Captain Welsh’s company of the Maryland Home Guard;  Company G was sent to picket from Oppican Creek and Falling Waters towards Williamsport, Md., about eight miles, relieving Captain Kern’s company, First Virginia Volunteers, (Lancers,) and a detachment of Company F, in command of Lieutenant Pope; they returned to camp, February 23d, 1862.  The regiment was under marching orders, February 24th, 1862, with five days rations and two cooked, which was subsequently countermanded; and February 28th, again under marching orders with the same quantity of rations to move at eight, A.M.

Colonel Leonard's Headquarters; Martinsburg

The caption for this picture indicates it was Colonel Leonard's Headquarters at Martinsburg.  The regiment was here in March, 1862.  Surgeon's Allston Whitney and Theodore J. Heard were here, with the Sergeant Major.  (Mass MOLLUS collection, Army Heritage Education Center, Carlisle, PA.)

By monthly report of March, dated at Warrenton Junction, Va., April 5th, 1862:—

    March 1st, 1862, twelve, M.  In obedience to telegraphic order of Major-General Banks, left camp and crossed the Potomac River.  Marched to Martinsburg, Va., arriving at one, A.M.; 2d, quartered in buildings; 6th, left Martinsburg, and marched to Bunker Hill; arrived at four, P.M. – quartered in church and old buildings – joined General Hamilton’s brigade; 11th, left Bunker Hill; encamped on ground near Winchester, without tents, four miles from W.; 12th entered W. without opposition; ordered to assume duties of provost guard; 20th, relieved from said duties, and transferred to General Abercrombie’s brigade; marched about two miles from town, and encamped; 21st, marched to Berryville, Va.; 22d, marched to Blue Ridge; 23d, from Blue Ridge to Aldie; 24th, from Aldie back to Blue Ridge; 25th, crossed Shenandoah River, proceeding toward Winchester to reinforce General Banks; receiving information that no reinforcements were needed, retraced our steps, and encamped in Blue Ridge for the third time; 26th, from Blue Ridge to Goose Creek; 27th, from Goose Creek to Middlebury [Middleburg] and back; 28th, from Goose Creek to Bull Run, via Centreville, bivouacking, the night of 28th, on turnpike;  30th and 31st, were quartered in rebel tents at Bull Run; the whole distance marched for the month was one hundred and forty-two (142) miles.


This is attributed to be men of the 13th Mass, at Manassas around March, 1862.  I have also seen this or a similar image attributed to the 9th NY.  Both regiments are in the same brigade, so it may in fact be the 13th.  However, none of the men pictured here, are immediately recognizable when compared with other images.

Monthly report for April, 1862, dated at Warrenton Junction, Va., May 2d, 1862:—

April 1st, 1862, the regiment was encamped at Manassas Junction;  April 2d, marched via railroad track to Warrenton Junction, with the exception of Company A; Lieutenant Neat, Company A, detailed as provost marshal, and his command for guard duty, arrived at Warrenton Junction four, P.M., same day, roads in bad condition; tents and stores did not arrive until three, P.M., third day; from 3d inst. to May 18th, did guard and picket duty on Orange and Alexandria Railroad; April 17th, Company A relieved from duty at Manassas, and rejoined the regiment; notwithstanding the bad weather and wet grounds, the regiment was in a very healthy condition.

Monthly report for May, dated near Front Royal, Va., June 6th, 1862:—

General Abercrombie relieved from duty, and General Hartsuff assumed command of the brigade to which this regiment was attached.  May 5th, encamped on East bank of Cedar Creek, near Catlett’s Station, Va., named “Camp Stanton;”  12th, marched towards Fredericksburg, Va., seven miles; 13th, continued march; halted at dusk, fifteen miles; 14th, marched to Falmouth, eight miles, and encamped; 17th, changed camp to eastward, and there remained, with occasional marches with loaded knapsacks, all the time until 25th, under heavy marching order;  25th, marched to Acquia Creek, Va., distance fifteen miles; 26th, to Alexandria, Va., about forty-two miles, by transport “John Brooks;”  27th, by railroad, (Orange and Alexandria,) to Manassas Junction, distance twenty-seven miles;  29th, from Manassas to Haymarket, ten miles, thence by rail to Thoroughfare Gap, six miles; encamped on west side;  30th; to Rectortown, Va., twelve miles;  31st, to railroad station, and from there, in light marching order, to Front Royal, Va.

The West Side of Thoroughfare Gap looking East

Pictured is the West side of Thoroughfare Gap, looking East.

In a letter from Colonel Leonard, dated June 8th, 1862, accompanying this report, he says:  

“The unprecedented number of ‘absent sick,’ (94) is owing to the heavy marches over the ridges of Manassas and the Blue Mountains and without any shelter for the men except their rubber blankets, and not having been accustomed to it.  Two days' rest, with regular rations, have much improved us very much.  The want of  proper food, living for a week on hard bread and coffee only, has affected the officers as well as enlisted men.”  He says:   “I regret to report the loss by drowning, June 6th, of John Thomas Fuller, Company B, and Charles B. Cushing, of Company C, who were pioneers, and attempted to cross the Fork of the Shenandoah in a skiff.  The bridge had washed away after we succeeded in crossing the night previous.  We march to-morrow (June 9th) for Warrenton, Va., about thirty-seven miles south.  Hartsuff’s (our) brigade has the advance.”

Monthly report for June, dated at Manassas, Va., July 1, 1862: —

    June 1, 1862.  Were bivouacked about two miles from Front Royal, Va.  Marched to Strasburg, distance three miles; rained hard all day; the men were without knapsacks or shelter, having previously left them at Piedmont;  2d, continued march, still raining hard;  4th, returned to Front Royal.  It was at this time the bridge was carried away and the two men drowned, spoken of in the letter accompanying the May report.  Remained in camp at Front Royal until 17th, then took cars for Manassas, where remained to date.

Monthly report for July, dated near Warrenton, Va., August 1, 1862:—

    July 4th.  By order of Major-General McDowell, moved towards Warrenton, Va.  Halted at five, P.M., about one mile beyond Gainesville, and bivouacked. R esumed march on 5th.  Moved camp on 25th in northerly direction, about one mile.  Distance marched this month twenty-nine miles.

Monthly report for August, dated at Sharpsburg, Md.:—

Books and regimental documents were not accessible until our arrival at Hall’s Hill, Va., September 6th, and in the absence of many officers it was difficult to get correct returns.

Monthly report for September, dated near Sharpsburg, Md., October 12th:—

About 532 men were reported absent, most of whom were sick and absent with leave, and a large number paroled prisoners, or absent wounded.  There were only about 350 men fit for duty.

Monthly report for October, dated “In the field," November 2, 1862:—

From October 1st, until the 26th, were encamped at Sharpsburg, Md.;  26th, struck camp at quarter to five, P.M.; passed through the South Mountains, and bivouacked one night;  27th, marched to Berkettsville and encamped;  28th, to Berlin; 30th, crossed the Potomac, and marched to camp near Lovettsville, Va.

Monthly report for November, dated near Brooks’ Station, Va., December 1st, 1862:—

November 1st, marched from Lovettsville, Va., to within two miles of Warrenton, distance about fifty-six miles, and encamped;  8th, marched from camp near Warrenton to Rappahannock Station, distance about twelve miles; 18th, continued march and encamped near Stafford Court-house, distance twenty-seven miles;  23d, from Stafford Court-house to Camp near Brooks; Station, distance about seven miles.

Monthly report for December, dated at Fletcher’s Chapel, Va., January 2d, 1863:—

December 1st, in camp near Brooks’ Station; 3d, changed camp one-half mile;  9th, marched towards Falmouth, Va., three miles;  10th, marched four miles; 11th, resumed march towards Rappahannock River, three miles; 12th, crossed river and took position in line-of-battle as skirmishers; 13th, engaged in battle before Fredericksburg, with a loss of three killed and eleven wounded, one of whom has since died; 14th, lay in position in field;  15th, recrossed river at night; 16th, marched to camp, about two miles, and resumed the march on 19th, towards Fletcher’s Chapel, Va., about ten miles, where now remain.

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Battle Reports for Manassas, Antietam, and Fredericksburg

The following is a condensation of the report made to your Excellency, of the part taken by the Thirteenth Regiment at the battle fought at Manassas, on the 30th of August, 1862.

Ruins of Chapman's Mill, Thoroughfare Gap

Pictured is the ruined Mill at Thoroughfare Gap.  Company K took possession of this building during the fight, August 28, 1862.


It had taken part in the battle at Thoroughfare Gap on the afternoon of the 28th of August.

It left Thoroughfare Gap on the afternoon of the 28th, and encamped at night at Gainesville.  At daylight on the morning of the 29th it marched to Manassas Junction, via Bristow Station on the Alexandria and Orange Railroad, and thence to a position near the first Bull Run battle-field, where it bivouacked.  Early on the morning of the 30th the brigade in which they were was ordered forward to the line of the expected battle.  During the forenoon their division took position in massed column on the right of the line of battle as a reserve, and as such made such movements as were necessary to support the advanced line in its changes of position.  In the early part of the afternoon, the brigade made a reconnoissance to the extreme right.  On returning, the division marched to the extreme left of the line of battle.  After a halt of a half-hour, and at about four o’clock, P.M., the division, by command of General McDowell in person, returned, and when nearly opposite the centre of the left wing, their brigade marched directly to the front line then in action, and, by a flank movement to the left, along in rear of the line of battle, formed on the left in support of the troops, then wavering from the crushing force opposed to them, this regiment having the left of the entire line of battle.  Shortly after gaining this position, it was discovered that our left had been flanked by a heavy force, and this regiment especially was receiving the enemy’s fire from two directions.  Soon the supported line fell back, passing through the regimental line to the rear.  Not until thus uncovered did this regiment return the fire of the enemy.

After nearly half an hour’s brisk firing, many having been disabled, it became evident that the Thirteenth could not, unsupported, long hold the position, exposed, as it was, to a fierce enfilading fire from both the enemy’s artillery and musketry.  At this time their Colonel received an order by one of General McDowell’s aids, to flank to the woods, then partly occupied by the enemy, about one hundred yards distant, across a small brook and ravine, much exposed to the enemy’s fire.  While accomplishing this movement, the left wing of our whole force gave way generally, and this regiment retired with the other troops, to reform in the rear of the hospital.  At night they retreated about two miles and bivouacked, and early the next morning reached Centreville.

The losses sustained by this regiment at this battle were 19 killed, 108 wounded, and 66 missing; total, 193.

The fields on Chinn Ridge where the 13th MA fought.

TIn the center distance to the woods behind, are the fields on Chinn Ridge where the 13th Regiment fought, August 30, 1862.  View to the east.


About three o’clock on the 13th [16th is correct — B.F.] of September, the division to which the regiment belonged marched from its position near Keedysville, on the right bank of Antietam Creek, to the extreme right of the anticipated battle-ground, by the Smoketown road, and halted near the Hagerstown pike.  About six o’clock an advance towards the enemy’s line was ordered, and by a succession of manoeuvres, most of the time exposed to a rapid shelling from the enemy’s artillery, during which the regiment suffered no casualties, the brigade arrived, about eight o’clock, at a position in line  of battle, at a short distance only in rear of our line of skirmishers.  In this position they remained during the night, lying upon their arms.  At five o’clock on the morning of the 17th, the brigade, being in line of battle, commenced advancing, and at six o’clock came under the fire of the enemy, both artillery and infantry.  Still advancing, by a movement to the right and again to the left, they gained a position within about seventy-five yards of the enemy’s line, and commenced returning their fire.  From this position two supporting lines of the enemy could be seen.  Our line was partly along the border of a piece of woods, and partly in an open field.  In consequence, their right wing was more exposed, and suffered more severely.  For two hours this regiment was thus spiritedly engaged.  Their brigade was composed of four regiments, of which the Twelfth Massachusetts was on the right, the Eighty-Third New York on the left, and the Thirteenth Massachusetts on the right of the left wing.  The battle raged fiercely at this point.  After a full hour’s hard fighting, the right wing of the brigade, holding a more exposed position, and suffering a heavy loss, fell back. This regiment was the last to retire, and not until the Ninetieth Pennsylvania, which came up as a reinforcement in the place of the Eleventh Pennsylvania, and the Twelfth Massachusetts had retired from their right, and the Eighty-Thrid New York from their left, did their Colonel receive the order to fall back.

View to the East Woods and Cornfield where the 13th fought at Antietam

This photograph shows the East Woods and the fields where the 13th Mass. fought at Antietam.  The photograph was taken by Charles E. Davis, Jr., in 1888.

Their division having retired, shortly formed again, and were again placed in line of battle, where they remained, awaiting orders.

The following casualties occurred on this battle:  Killed, 15; wounded, 120; missing, 4; total, 139.


For the part which the Thirteenth Regiment took at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., I am indebted to a letter from Adjutant Bradley, from which I make the following extract, dated Falmouth, Va., December 17th, 1862:—

“Enclosed please to find list of casualties for Dr. Dale, which I am happy to state is the smallest of any regiment I have heard of in the division.  The regiment crossed without any loss on the night — or rather recrossed — of the 15th, leaving the left wing in front of the rebel lines, without a man knowing we were moving.  All the pickets came safely across before sunrise on the 16th and rejoined us on the march at an early hour. When we first crossed on Friday the 12th, at an early hour, the brigade was at once advanced in front of the division, and this regiment deployed and advanced as skirmishers.  We finally met theirs, and they at once began to retire over a large plain with here or there a clump of trees, until they arrived at the skirt of the woods extending a distance, nearly covering the front of the brigade.  We got a fine position on a road fronting them, with a ditch parallel, and then we picketed all night, having a third of the regiment on, and relieved every two hours.

No shots were exchanged that night in our front.  Very hasty cups of coffee were drank that morning by the boys, and every officer and man in the regiment was tired enough to sleep, had time been granted, but before noon the brigades were formed in line of battle, and skirmishers pushed forward to the brow of a slight declivity, the rebels retring into the woods, and the crack of the skirmishers began.  All the brigades advanced over the fence and ditch and remained lying down.  Our right connected with Mead’s Division, and the left with Doubleday’s Pennsylvania reserves.  [This is all wrong.  Meade's Division was to Gibbon/Taylor's Division's left of the 13th MA; and Doubleday was to the left of Meade. — B.F.]  The right of the brigade was the Eighty-Eighth Pennsylvania, who broke, and came near breaking up the next, of Jones’s.  But General Taylor got them in, and then we remained for a few hours under the cross-fire of several batteries.  Our men laid very close, and kept up a brisk fire on the rebels, who gave them no show, except by the flash or smoke of their rifles.  We suffered very little, as the shot went over and struck in the rear regiments.  That was a time to show the metal of men.  The continuous thug of the bullets, as they struck around every man as he rose up to fire, and the fact that there were less than three hundred men in front of three brigades, every man’s actions to be seen by those in the rear, and not knowing any thing but what was going on in front, proved the grit of what remains of our regiment.  At the general advance, shortly after noon, our regiment began to fire rapidly as they could from kneeling position, until the brigades advanced over them and commenced the battle in earnest, as the press has it.   The Thirteenth was ordered to rally upon their reserve of two companies, and sent nearly half a mile to the rear for ammunition, which they got, after a long time, and the brigade had mostly fallen back and formed on us.

General Gibbons being wounded, General Taylor assumed command of the division, and Colonel Leonard of the brigade, and advanced to a position in the rear of the road we picketed the night before.  By what miracle our men escaped no one can tell, but certain it was that on our recapitulation of to-day the regiment can account for every man but two, who were, doubtless deserters, as they were not in the fight.  The Twelfth, in Tower’s brigade, commanded by Colonel Lyell, [Lyle]  I think, passed us, went into the woods, crossed the railroad and met with a murderous fire, both from their masked battery and the rebels who were piled tier on tier behind trees and felled woods.  I think their loss must be nearly one-third of the command.  Colonel Bates, of the Massachusetts Twelfth, is highly spoken of for his conduct.  The loss in this brigade was 295 by my reports of to-day, and we have 1,286 officers and men (five regiments.)  for duty.  Colonel Leonard is in command of the brigade, and I am Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.  Only one officer (Lieutenant Foley,) was slightly injured by a piece of shell.  The paroled prisoners or convalescent men have not yet joined us.  We are the largest regiment in the brigade (314 for duty,) by some 50 men.”

Fredericksburg, the field where the 13th MA skirmished

The Field where the men of the 13th Mass. skirmished with the enemy at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.

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Massachusetts Adjutant General's Report:  Abstract

The following information continues from Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler's Report, dated January, 1865.  I have added the names of the soldiers to the lists whereas Adjt. Schouler simply stated, “8 First Lieutenants promoted Captains.” — B.F.

The following is an abstract of the roster of this regiment:—

1 Assistant-Surgeon promoted Brigade-Surgeon:  J. Theodore Heard on May 1, 1862.

1 Captain promoted Colonel 23d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers:  Captain John Kurtz Co. C, on Sept. 25, 1861.

1 Captain promoted Major 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry:  Capt. Charles H. R. Schriber; Major 1st Md. Cavalry on August 1, 1862.

  8 First Lieutenants promoted Captains:

Elliot C. Pierce

1.  1st Lt. Samuel Neat, Capt. on Jan. 28, 1862.
2.  1st Lt. John G. Hovey, Capt. on Jan. 31, 1862.
3.  1st Lt. William H. Jackson,  on Sept. 25, 1861.
4.  1st Lt. Charles H. Hovey,  on Nov. 6, 1861.
5.  1st Lt. Abel H. Pope, Capt. on Nov. 29, 1862.
6.  1st Lt. Moses P. Palmer, Capt. on Aug. 15, 1862.
7.  1st Lt. Elliot C. Pierce,  Capt. on July 25, 1862.
8.  1st Lt. William H. Cary, Capt on Dec. 30, 1862.

10 Second Lieutenants promoted First Lieutenants:

1. George N. Bush, on Jan. 31, 1862.
2. Augustine N. Sampson, on June 28, 1862.
3. William H. Cary, on Feb. 7, 1862.
4. Charles F. Morse, on July 23, 1862.
5. John H. Foley, on July 26, 1862.
6. David L. Brown, on July 25, 1862.
7. Charles B. Fox, on Aug. 16, 1862.
8. Melvin S. Smith, on Nov. 5, 1862.
9. Thomas J. Little, on Nov. 29, 1862.
10. Oliver C. Livermore, on Dec. 30, 1862.

1 Second Lieutenant dismissed the service:   Walter H. Judson on Nov. 22d 1862.
           [See notes on page 3.]

Lieutenant Oscar F. Morse

13 Second Lieutenants have been taken from enlisted men:

1.  Sergeant-Major Thomas J. Little, on March 16, 1862.
2.  Sergeant-Major Oliver C. Livermore, on June 28, 1862.
3.  Q.M. Sergeant Thomas R. Wells, on Nov. 5, 1862.
4.  Sergeant Morton F. Tower, on July 23, 1862.
5.  Sergeant Jacob A. Howe, on July 23, 1862.
6.  Commissary Sergeant William B. Kimball, on May 25, 1862.
7.  Commissary Sergeant Melvin S. Smith, on Feb. 17, 1862.
8.  1st Sergeant David Whiston, on July 26, 1862.
9.  Sergeant Henry N. Washburn, on Nov. 23, 1862.
10.  1st Sergeant Samuel C. Whitney, on Dec. 30, 1862.
11.  Sergeant Oscar F. Morse, on July 25, 1862.  [pictured.]
12.  1st Sergeant David Whiston, on July 26, 1862.
13.  Sergeant Charles W. Whitcomb, on Nov. 28, 1862.

32 Commissions have been made for this regiment during the year 1862.

Resignations of Commissioned Officers and Discharges of Non-Commissioned Staff

Assistant Surgeon William W. Claflin. April 29 - December 1, 1862;  resigned.  [William Webster Claflin's health was probably ruined in the service.  He died July 24, 1864. — B.F.]
Captain James A. Fox, age 34. July 16, 1861 - August 14, 1862;  resigned.
Captain Charles R.M. Pratt, age 29. July 16, 1861 - January 30, 1862.  resigned.
Captain Henry Whitcomb, age 42. July 16, 1862 - November 28, 1862.  resigned. (wounded at 2 Bull Run).
Captain Eben W. Fiske, age 38. July 16, 1861 - December 29, 1862;  resigned.  [Fiske's health was bad during the hard campaigns of 2nd Bull Run and Antietam. — B.F.]
Captain William L. Clark, age 34. July 16, 1862 - July 24, 1862;  resigned.
Captain William P. Blackmer, age 31. July 16, 1861 - November 5, 1861;  resigned.  (More about Blackmere can be read on this website - "Nine Weeks at Harper's Ferry" page.)
Principal Musician Otis M. Eastman, age 26. July 16, 1861 - Aug. 31, 1862.  Order War Dept.
Principal Musician William H. Jones, age 22. July 16, 1861 - Aug. 31, 1862.  Order War Dept.

The Band

The Band was mustered out on August 31, 1861 by order of the War Department.

Thomas C. Richardson, of Sudbury, Leader, age 22;
John Brown, of Marlborough, age 30;
Silas B. Bull, of Marlborough, age 24;
James B. Fuller, of Berlin, age 20;
Foster W. Gassett, of Marlborough, age 23;
John M. Holt, of Marlborough, age 24;
Stephen A. Howe, of Malden, age 20;
William G. Howe, of Marlborough, age 23;
Francis W. Knapp, of Marlborough, age 25;
Elbridge Lane, of Rutland, age 47;
Austin B. Lawrence, of Marlborough, age 32;
Frank W. Loring, of Marlborough, age 19;
Edward J. Morton, of Shrewsbury, age 22;
Samuel S. Prentiss, of Reading, age 48; (mustered out June 10, 1862, disability);
Edward P. Richardson, of Northborough, age 24;
Edwin Rice, of Marlborough, age 22;
John Viles, of Waltham, age 44;
Frank O. Ward, of Lynn, age19;
Charels H.Williams, of Westborough, age 32;*
Charles F. Witherby, of Marlborough, age 21;
William R. Witherby, of Marlborough, age 21.

*On a personal note, Charles H. Williams was married to William Henry Forbush's sister Mary Sophia Forbush.  (The webmaster's ancestor.)

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Adjutant General's Charts; Discharged Men

Methodology For The Following Charts

The following compiled lists started with Massachusetts Adjutant General William Schouler's Report of January, 1865.  That list was supplemented with data from the roster included in Charles E. Davis, Jr.'s regimental history, “Three Years in the Army,”  Estes & Lauriat, Boston, 1894.  Errors abound in both these lists.  To resolve descrepancies I turned to other resources in my personal collection of records.  These included  copies of Pension Card Files from the National Archives; copies of original documents from the original company books of Company I, (shared with me by Mr. Richard Humphrey) and notes and rosters compiled by Mr. Arthur A. Kent in his G.G. Uncle Austin Stearns' Memoirs “Three Years with Company K"  Associated University Press, 1976.  Some Massachusetts town histories (accessed on-line) were also useful in sorting out discrepancies in individual soldier's records.

Differences between the Adjutant General Report, and the Regimental Roster are noted.  “Regt. says” refers to a soldier's record in the regimental history.  “AG says,” refers to information in the Adjutant General's Report.  I have given preference to the regimental history for soldiers' names, and the AG for data.  Between the two main sources, small differences in a soldier's recorded age were ignored.  Greater differences are noted.  I have sometimes used the notation m/o for "mustered out."  There were many conflicting dates. B.F.

Photo Gallery - Discharged Men

Dana Estes, Company AWalter C. Bryant, Company AGeorge F. D. Paine, Company A

Dana Estes, Walter C. Bryant , George F. D. Paine, Company A.

Frank O. Baker, Company BFrancis J. Baxter, Company BElbridge Dexter, Company B

Frank O. Baker, Francis J. Baxter, Elbridge Dexter, all of Company B.

Ed Hillman, Company BSolon Holmes, Company BIrving Hunt, Company B

Edward F. Hilman, Solon Holmes, Irving S. Hunt, Company B.

William A. Field, Company BAlfred W. Brigham, Company B

 William A. Field, & Alfred W. Brigham, Company B.

Smith, #1, Company BSmith, #2, Company BWarren H. Stetson, Company B

 Winsor Smith & Melvin S. Smith, of Company B, (or vice versa, it is not clear who is whom) with Warren B. Stetson, on the right; all of Company B.

Henry C. Coffin, Company C

Henry C. Coffin, Company C.

J.N.P. Johnson, of Berlin, MA, Company FSewell H. Merrill, of Berlin, MA, Company F

John N. P. Johnson, Company F, &  Sewell H. Merrill, Company F, both from Berlin, Mass.

Albert H. BryantCharles Jackson

Albert H. Bryant Co H,  &  Charles F. Jackson, Company C.

Cornelius Driscoll, Company AEphraim Wood, Company C

Cornelius Driscoll, Company A, & Ephraim Wood Company C.


More information on many of these men can be found on this website at the corresponding pages for the campaigns in which they are listed as being wounded.

Frank F. Wait, age 19. A Disability, Feb. 1, 1862.
Corporal Charles F. Russell, age 32. A Disability, May 23, 1862.
Samuel M. Bullard, age 42. A Disability, June 20, 1862.
Theophilus Kilby, age 20. A Disability, June 20, 1862.
Augustus Punchard, age 33. A Disability, October 5, 1862.
Sergeant George W. Roafe, age 26. A Disability, September 11, 1862.  (Regt. says mustered out as Sergeant.)
John E. Woodman, age 21. A Disability, October 3, 1862.
Joseph P. Dexter Jr., Musician, age 25. A Disability June 20, 1862.
Dana Estes, age 22. A Disability, Nov. 12, 1862 – wounded 2nd Bull Run. (Albert Estes (Killed 2 BR) may be Dana's brother.  Both born Gorham, Maine.)
Hayward Lee, age 21. A Disability, Nov. 30, 1862 – wounded.
Walter E. Swan, age, 18. A Disability, Nov. 24, 1862 – wounded.
Corporal Cornelius F. Driscoll, age 20. A Disabilty, Oct. 31, 1862 – wounded & taken prisoner Aug. 30, 1862.
Walter C. Bryant, age, 22. A On account of wounds, Nov. 27, 1862. (Regt. says wounded 2nd Bull Run.)
Corporal Russell J. Whiton, age 25. A Disability, November 26, 1862.
Augustus Sassard, age 20. A Disability, November 14, 1862.
George F. Paine, age 24. A On account of wounds, Nov. 14, 1862. (Wounded, 2nd Bull Run).  [See article, “How I Left Bull Run Battlefield,” on this website.]
William S. Frost, age 20. A On account of wounds, Dec. 1, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded, 2nd Bull Run.)
John H. Crocker, age 20. A Disability, December 30, 1862.
Albert F. Shelton, age 24. A On account of wounds, Dec. 23, 1862.
George M. Ash, age 21. A Disability, December 30, 1862.
George A. Tainter, age 21. A Disability, Feb. 14, 1862, wounded.
James Dammers, age 32. A Disability, November 10, 1862. (Regt. says wounded at Antietam.)
Sergeant Frank O. Baker, age 20. B Disability, Dec. 22, 1862.
Corporal Alfred W. Brigham, age 22. B Oct. 22, 1862, Order of War Dept.  (Regt. says wounded twice at Antietam; later enlisted in Mass. Heavy Artillery.)
Francis J. Baxter, age 30. B Disability, Dec. 9, 1862.
Thomas Burns, age 19. B Disability, May 4, 1862.
James Cody, age 24. B Disability, Dec. 29, 1862. (Regt. says age 32, wounded at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.)
James Cullen, age 21. B Disability, Jan. 29, 1862.
Elbridge L. Dexter, age 26. B Disability, Dec. 6, 1862. (Regt. says later enlisted in Navy for 1 year.)
William A. Field, age 26. B Disability, June 25, 1862.
Edwin F. Hillman, age 23. B Disability, Dec. 9, 1862.
Solon Holmes, age 23. B Disability, June 17, 1862.
Irving S. Hunt, age 25. B Nov 4, 1862, Special order War Dept.
Lucius W. Reed, age 21. B Disability, June 25, 1862.  (Regt. says Lucien.)
Charles N. Richards, age 20. B Nov. 26, 1862. (Regt. says wounded at Antietam).  [Wounded in the face — B.F.]
George H. Simpson, age 21. B Disability, Nov. 29, 1862. (Regt. says wounded at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.)
Winsor Smith, age 25. B Disability, Dec. 28, 1862.
Warren B. Stetson, age 18. B Disability, Dec. 30, 1862. (Regt. says mustered out Jan. 1, 1863.)
Corporal George D. Armstrong, age 21. C Disability, Dec. 17, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.)
George A. Bull, age 19. C Disability, October 24, 1862.
Charles H. Butters, age 22. C Disability, June 17, 1862.
Charles E. Coffin, age 24. C Disability, May 19, 1862.
Samuel Currier, age 29. C Disability, Dec. 18, 1862 – wounded Sept. 17, 1862, Antietam.
Henry C. Coffin, age 29. C Disability, Dec. 29, 1862.
Theodore L. Dunn, age 21. C Disability Dec. 18, 1862.
William F. Ewell, age 22. C Disability, Dec. 24, 1862 – wounded, Sept. 17, 1862, Antietam.
John Foley, age, 26. C Disability, Nov. 4, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded, Sept. 17, 1862, Antietam.)
George E. Gardner, age 21. C Disability, December 5, 1862.  (Regt. says mustered out as Corporal.)
Samuel L. Green, age 18. C Disability, Dec. 17, 1862. (Regt. says wounded Aug. 30, 1862, 2nd Bull Run.)
Orrin A. Hamblett, age 23. C Disability, June 25, 1862.  (Regt. says June 21.)
George H. Horn, age 22. C Disability, March 16, 1862.
Jere. M. Hall, age 18. C Disability, March 19, 1862.
Warren M. Healey, age 22. C Disability, Nov. 22, 1862.
Charles F. Jackson, age 18. C Disability, November 26, 1862.  (Regt. says Nov. 25, mustered out as Corporal.)
Charles A. Johnson, age 28. C Disability, October 11, 1862.  (Regt. says died Dec. 12, 1868.)
Henry P. Kitfield, age 20. C Disability, November 29, 1862.
Henry C. Lord, age 26. C Disability, Nov. 26, 1862 – wounded, Aug. 30, 1862, 2nd Bull Run. (Also a Wm. H. Lord in Co. C, age 19, might be his brother; both b. Boston. — B.F.)
Corporal John Andrew McDonald, age 29. C Disability, May 25, 1862.
Frank H. Mann, age 19. C Disability Nov. 14, 1862.
John A. Neill, age 21. C Disability, Oct. 11, 1862.
John Pierce, Jr., age 21. C Disability, October 6, 1862.  (Regt. says Oct. 11.)
John D. Richardson, Jr., age 18. C Disability, Sept. 17, 1862 – wounded, Aug. 30, 1862, Manassas.
Albert Rice, age 23. C Disability May 23, 1862, - died soon after.
Edward A. Stimpson, age 30. C Disability, May 19, 1862.
Joseph H. Twitchell, age 21. C Disability, April 3, 1862 – wounded at Bolivar Heights, Oct. 16, 1861. [Lost the use of his elbow. — B.F.]
Ephraim A. Wood, age 20. C Disability, Nov. 18, 1862 – wounded at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
Orin S. Warland, age 34. C Disability March 16, 1862.
Corporal Henry Bacon, age 22. D Disability, Dec. 19, 1862, (Regt. says wounded 2nd Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862.)
Frank O. Baker, age 20. D Disability, Dec. 27, 1862. (Regt. says Dec. 22.)
Andrew T. Crawley, age 22. D Disability, Dec. 6, 1862.
William H. Crawley, age 19. D Disability, January 9, 1862. (Regt. says July 26, 1862).
Isaac D. Dana, age 28. D Disability, Dec. 2, 1862. (Regt. says wounded at Antietam).
John C. Ford, age 26. D Disability, Dec. 5, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Thoroughfare Gap, Aug. 28, 1862).
Louis P. Hollander, age 21. D Disability, August 2, 1862.
Henry A. Ham, age 26. D Disability, June 9, 1862.
Benjamin Litchfield, age 25. D Order Colonel Day, Nov. 29, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Antietam.  Taken prisoner at Chambersburg, PA while in hospital.)
John G. Lovering, age 44. D Disability, June 14, 1862.
Edward A. Pearson, age 27. D On account of wounds, Dec. 19, 1862.
Austin W. Sanders, age 29. D Disability, Nov. 21, 1862. (Regt. says Mustered out for promotion in U.S. Colored Troops.)
Otis A. Skinner, age 19. D Disability, June 23, 1862.
Charles T. Robbins, age 23. D On account of wounds, Oct. 3, 1862.  (Regt. says lost an arm at Thoroughfare Gap, Aug. 28, 1862.)
Sergeant James K. P. Reed, age 21. D On account of wounds, Nov. 14, 1862.
George H. Tobey, age 23. D On account of wounds, Dec. 30, 1862.  (Regt. says promoted to Lt. and Maj. in 87th U.S.C.T.)
Arthur N. Wellington, age 19. D May, 5, 1862.
1st Sergeant Edwin B. Scott, age 33. E Nov. 30, 1862, — order Colonel Day.  (Regt. says wounded Aug. 30, 1862, 2nd Bull Run.)
Corporal Henry Balch, age 18. E Oct. 23, 1862, — order Surgeon.
Montgomery Olmstead, age 18. E Nov. 15, 1862, — order Colonel Day.  (Regt. says Nov. 16.)
Robert F. Johnson, age 27. E Dec. 26, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
Charles C. Morse, age 23. E Nov. 18, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
David A. Nason, age 18. E Nov. 18, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
William A. S. Bean, age 24. E Dec. 23, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
Thomas Barry, age 19. E June 26, 1862, — order Surgeon.
Anton Krasinski, age 26. E Dec. 5, 1862, disability.
James Bacon, age 21. E November 15, 1862.
Amos Morse, age 33. E Dec. 27, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
John Nicholson, age 22. E Nov. 30, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
Charles L. Nash, age 35. E November 13, 1862.
John E. Bean, age 18. E Dec. 22, 1862, — order Colonel Day.
Walter T. Amos, age 18. E Disability, Dec. 23, 1862.
Charles S. Bennett, age 30. F Disability, July 25, 1862.
William D. Barron, age 22. F Disability, Nov. 25, 1862.
Charles L. Brigham, age 23. F Disability, May 19, 1862.
Sergeant Calvin H. Carter, age 24. F Disability, Nov. 14, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.  Declined Commission.)
Corporal George L. Crosby, age 28. F Nov. 20, 1862.  (Regt. says afterwards 1st Lt., 5th MA (100 days).)
Corporal Ezekiel W. Choate, age 24. F Order Gen. Wadsworth, Oct. 7, 1862.
Silas A. Coolidge, age 20. F Disability, October 11, 1862.  (Regt. says re-enlisted in 59th MA, Feb. 9, '64, and died July 1, '64.)
Samuel H. Garfield, age 18. F Disability, December 22, 1862.
Corporal Almer H. Gay, age 27. F Disability, May 20, 1862. (Regt. says May 21, Carver Hospital.)
John Belser, age 22. F Disability Oct. 11, 1862.  (Regt. says Oct. 10, for promotion in another regt.).
George E. Hartwell, age 17. F Disability, July 18, 1862.
John H. Howe, age 23. F Disability, July 18, 1862. (Regt. says re-enlisted 5th MA (100 days).)
John N. P. Johnson, age 42. F Disability, Jan. 30, 1862.
George F. Manson, age 29. F Disability, Dec. 23, 1862.  (Regt. says injured, Aug. 30, 1862, by the explosion of an ammunition wagon which he drove.)
Jonathan A. Maynard, age 21. F Disabilty, June 22, 1862.
Hartley G. Metcalf, age 22. F Disability, on May 19, 1862.
Sewell H. Merrill, age 24. F Disability, Nov. 12, 1862.  (Regt. says taken prisoner at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.)
Francis B. Russell, age 20. F Disability, Feb. 8, 1862.  (Discharged for deafness; source: History of the Town of  Berlin, Mass. William A. Houghton, 1895.)
Joseph E. Shepherd, age 23. F Disability, June 25, 1862.
James L. Stone, age 23. F Disability, Nov. 10, 1862. (Regt. says discharged as Corporal, Nov. 11, 1862 at Harrisburg, PA; wounded at Antietam.  Re-enlisted in Mass. Heavy Artillery.)
John A. Trow, age 19. F May 19, 1862, at Carver Hospital.
George Wilson, age 32. F Disability, Nov. 16, 1862.
Corporal Charles A. Parmenter, age 23. G Disabiltiy, July 19, 1862.
Corporal George F. Jones, age 22. G Disability, Dec. 16, 1862.  (Regt. says Dec. 17).
Daniel C. Aiken, age 20. G Disability, Nov. 21, 1862 — wounded Aug. 30, 1862, 2nd Bull Run.
James H. Ayer, age 18. G Disability, Nov. 1, 1862.
Seth Bessey, age 36. G October 3, 1862.
George B. Boyce, age 19. G November 29, 1862. (Regt. says age 36).
William H. Burdick, age 30. G Disability, November 16, 1862. (Regt. says age 33, mustered out, Jan. 29, 1863.)
George F. Cook, age 15. G Disability, September 24, 1862. (Regt. says Sept. 25.)
Henry E. Dotey, age 20. G Disability, May 24, 1862.
James M. Hilton, age 22. G Disability, December 22, 1862.  (Regt. says Dec. 23.)
William H. Jones, age 22. G Disability, July 9, 1862. [There are 3 William H. Jones in the roster. One in Co. C, was drafted in 1863. One is a principal musician mustered out in Aug. 1862. The other mustered out in 1864.  A Wm. Jones in Co. K m/o in '63 to join the Navy. I can find no match to this record. — B.F.]
Edward McGrady, age 21. G On account of wounds, Nov. 15, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded Aug. 30, 1862, 2nd Bull Run.)
Charles McGuire, age 27. G Disability, May 12, 1862.
George W. Marsh, age 37. G Disability, July 19, 1862. (Regt. says mustered out Sept. 16, 1862.)
Peter Nolan, age 20. G AG says:  On account of wounds, Nov. 15, 1862.  (Regt. says mustered out, Sept. 8, 1863, wounded at Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862.  Pension Application filed Nov. 18, 1863.)
Gardner G. Somes, age 31. G Disability, October 22, 1862.  (Regt. says Died Aug. 22, 1866.)
Timothy E. Wheeler, age 24. G October 7, 1862.
Joseph B. Wheeler, age 24. G Disability, July 19, 1862, — wounded.
Adna Wyman, age 24. G Disability, March 6, 1862.
Leonard T. Williams, age 32. G Disability, July 19, 1862.
Jason D. Washburn, age 33. G Disability, July 19, 1862.
Charles H. Weston, age 21. G Disability, Dec. 6, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Antietam.)
John R. McCutchen, age 26. (regt. & Pension Application says McCutchins.) H May 10, 1862, at Warrenton, Va. (Regt. says March 16.)
Sergeant Isaac B. Randall, age 37. H June 6, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
Isaac B. Pope, age 21. H May 2, at Warrenton, Va.
Osmand D. Richardson, age 20. [AG says Osmand D. Richards.] H Disability, Feb. 6, 1862.
Albert H. Bryant, age 25. H May 20, 1862, at Falmouth, Va., Surgeon, 9th N.Y. Vols.  (Regt. says, occupation:  physician.)
George Currier, age 22. H May 26, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.
(Waggoner) Proctor Pingrey, age 36. H May 10, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.  (Regt. says May 22.)
Joseph O. Merrill, age 26. H May 22, 1862, at Falmouth, Va.
Charles E. Snow, age 33. H June 20, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
George D. Stone, age 22. H June 15, 1862, at Front Royal, Va.
Paul C. Kittredge, age 51. H May 24, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
Orville L. Brock, age 23. H May 24, 1862, at Warrenton, Va. (Regt. says May 21.)
First Sergeant William H. Brown, age 27. H August 17, 1862, at Falmouth, Va. (Regt. says mustered out Aug. 11; appointed 2d Lt. in 39th MA Aug. 19, 1862.)
Alfred Greenwood, age 21. H Dec. 1, 1862, at Washington, D.C.
Ansel K. Tisdale, age 21.
H Nov. 26, 1862 at Washington, D.C.  (Regt. says Ansil K. Tisdale.)
George E. Rockwood, age 26. H Dec. 3, 1862, at Alexandria, Va.
Amos L. Gushee, age 26. H Dec. 3, 1862, at Alexandria, Va.
Lovell P. Winch, age 44.
H Disability, Nov. 10, 1862.
Sergeant James W. Donovan, age 22. I Disability, May 8, 1862.
Simon B. Fenderson, age 29.
I Oct. 2, 1862 — order Brig. Gen. Morris. (Regt. says Simeon.)
[See notes on page 3.]
Lyman H. Gale, age 29. I G.O. War Dept. — no date. (Regt. says captured 2nd BR;  mustered out,  Oct. 3, 1862, disability.)
[see notes on page 3.]
Daniel P. Howard, age 20.
I Disability, Sept. 1, 1862.  (Regt. says Davis P. Howard.)
Eugene J. Holyoke, age 19. I Disability, Nov. 18, 1862.  (Discharged from Georgetown College Hospital Nov. 18, 1862 by Asst. Surgeon J. M. Brown.)
[See notes on page 3.]
Frank Prescott, age 21. I Disability, July 28, 1862.
[ See notes on page 3.]
John M. Pierce, age 19. I Disability, May 8, 1862.
[See notes on page 3.]
Corporal Charles S. Parker, age 16.
I Disability, Nov. 15, 1862.  (Regt. says wounded at Antietam, m/o as Corporal.)
[See notes on page 3.]
Sylvanus H. Parker, age 23. I
Disability, Dec. 30, 1862. (Regt. says taken prisoner, Aug. 31, '62, paroled on the field.)
[See notes on page 3.]
John F. Rose, age 31. I Disability, July 3, 1862. (Regt. says m/o July 16, Carver Hospital.)
[July 9 is correct. See notes on page 3.]
Frederick M. Shepard, age 39. I Disability, Feb. 6, 1862.
Corporal Franklin Stetson, age 35. I Aug. 27, 1862 — Order of Gen. W. Wadsworth. (regt. says m/o Sept. 26, Carver Hospital.)
Algernon S. Smith, age 36. I Disability, Oct. 14, 1862.
[See notes on page 3.]
Corporal William W. Willis, age 25. I Disability, Aug. 4, 1862.
[ See notes on page 3.]
William M. Weeks, age 19. I Disability, Oct. 29, 1862. (Regt. says wounded Aug. 30, 1862 at Manassas.)
[See notes on page 3.]
George F. Washburn, age 18. I Disability Dec. 2, 1862.
(Musician) John S. Felton, age 20. I Disability, Aug. 17, 1862
Benjamin Whittier I Absent Sick since June 1, 1862.
Corporal Augustus Allen, age 25. K Disability, Sept. 5, 1862, Washington,  D.C.
Charles Baldwin, age 44. K Aug. 31, 1862, in the field. (Regt. says m/o May 21, 1862. Appointed fifer Co. K, Feb. 1862.)
  Josiah H. Beals, age 29. K Disability, Aug. 3, 1862, in the field.  (Regt. says wounded at Rappahannock Station, Aug. 1862, m/o Nov. 7, 1862, Phila. PA.)  [Later Corporal in Co. A, 59th MA, & tranf. to 57th MA.]
Francis A. Brigham, age 22. K Disability, April 2, 1862, in the field.  (Regt. says afterwards served in 51st Regt.)
Charles R. Brigham, age 19. K Disability, May 23, 1862, in the field.
Stillman F. Bryant, age 21. K Disability, Aug. 31, 1862, in the field.
Emory Bullard, age 37. K Disability, May 10, 1862, in the field.
Francis Davis, age 30. K Disability, Sept. 30, 1862, Boston, Mass.
Joseph H. Fairbanks, age 55. K Disability, May 11, 1862, in the field.  (Regt. says May 10.) [Father of Hollis Fairbanks — B.F.]
Sergeant William W. Fay, age 25. K Disability, Dec. 18, 1862.  (Wounded at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.  Appointed 2d Lt.  3 mos. troops.  May  4, '64 appointed 2d Lt 4th MA Heavy Artillery.)
Lyman A. Jones, age 30. K Disability, Oct. 13, 1862, Boston, Mass., Wounded.
William King, age 27. K Disability, Dec. 20, 1862, Washington, D.C. (Never did duty with the Company.)
Dexter C. Nelson, age 18. K Disability, July 21, 1862, in the field.
Dexter D. Onthank, age 29. K Disability, July 21, 1862, in the field.
Abel O. Perry, age 23. K Disability, Dec. 27, 1862, Washington, D. C.  (Regt. says wounded at Antietam Sept. 17, 1862.)
Corporal Frank L. Stone, age 26. K Disability, Sept. 5, 1862, Boston, Mass. (Commissioned 2d Lt. 35th US Colored Troops; later 1st Lt. and Q.M. 37th US Colored Troops.)
John C. Thurston, age 29. K Disability, Nov. 23, 1862, Alexandria, Va.
Alfred L. Trowbridge, age 18. K Disability, May 24, 1862, Washington, D.C.
Corporal Melzar G. Turner, age 19. K Sept. 4, 1862, order of Pres't Lincoln.
William H. Wilson, age 18. K Disability, Dec. 29, 1862, Boston, Mass., Wounded. (Re-enlisted in 57th MA Inf., and killed May 6, 1864.)

*Source for Josiah Beals: roster in Austin Stearns Memoir  “Three Years In Co. K” ed. by Arthur A. Kent, Assoc. Univ. Press, 1976.

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Adjutant General's Report; Transferred Men

Photo Gallery; Men Transferred to Other Units

Thomas Keenan

Thomas R. Keenan, Company A.

Thomas R. Keenan

Captain Keenan's Biography is copied from, “History of the Seventeenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.”  (1911).

Captain Keenan’s first military service in the Civil War was as private in the Thirteenth Massachusetts Infantry early in 1861.  He was second lieutenant in the Seventeenth Massachusetts Infantry in 1862 and first lieutenant in 1863.  He was captain in the 56th Massachusetts Infantry during part of 1864, and became lieutenant in the Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery during the latter part of that year.  He then returned to the Seventeenth Massachusetts February 3, 1865, as captain.  He was finally mustered out of service July 11, 1865.

Captain Keenan was born at Lynnfield, Mass., 1841 and was the son of Doctor Keenan, an Irish gentleman of undoubted good standing both in his native land and the land of his adoption.

Captain Keenan’s full name was Thomas Romney Van Tromp Keenan.  He often told the writer that there was a strain of noble Dutch blood in his veins, of which he seemed to be very proud.  He was six feet six inches in his bare feet, straight as an arrow, and was soldierly in bearing, and a handsome fellow.  He was well educated and suave and gentlemanly in his relations with everyone.  His conduct was at all times above reproach, and he commanded the respect of all the officers and men of the regiment.

He was brave to a fault, and never shirked any responsibility or duty which fell to him.  He was a proficient drill-master, a good disciplinarian without being cruel, and was indeed an officer his men were proud to follow.

Captain Keenan saw considerable service in several regiments.  He was shot through the neck, in acton in 1864.  He never fully recovered from the effects of this wound which finally caused his death early in 1867.

*Written and compiled in part by Thomas Kirwan; Edited and Completed by Henry Splaine, Copyright 1911, by Colonel Henry Splaine.  Published for the Committee on History by the SALEM PRESS CO. Salem Mass.

Edward A. Rowe, Company CGeorge Pomeroy, Company B

Edward A. Rowe, Company C,  & George Pomeroy, Company B.

Corporal William H. Cundy, Company ACorporal Ezra Trull, Company A

Corporal William H. Cundy, & Corporal Ezra Trull, of Company A.  Both shared a fondness for dressing in fancy uniforms after the war.

Charles C. HowlandOsgood Waite

Charles C. Howland, Company B, & Osgoode W. Waite, Company  D.


Corporal John W. Brightwell, age 18. A Sept. 9, 1862, 1st Lieut. 40th Inf.  (mustered out as Color Corporal).
Corporal Thomas R. Keenan, age 24. A   Promotion in 17th Mass., Feb. 19, 1862.  (Wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness with 56th MA.  Mustered out July 11, 1865 with 17th MA.)
John Foster Pope, age 23. A Promotion in 14th Mass., April 8,  1862. (Regt. says m/o March 7, 1862; promoted Lt. in 1st MA Heavy Artillery.)
Nehemiah M. Dyer, age 22. A Promotion in U.S. Navy April 15, 1862.  (Regt. says April 4, 1862.)  [Had long career with Navy. — B.F.]
Dean W. Tainter, age 25. A  Promotion in U.S. Navy May 28, 1862.
Corporal Ezra J. Trull, age 18. A  Promotion, Capt., in 39th Mass., July 26,  1862. (Regt. says Aug. 30.)
Corporal William H. Cundy, age 29. A  Promotion, 1st Lt., in 40th Mass., Sept. 9, 1862. (Regt. says Nov. 11.)
Seth W. Cowing, age 34. A  Promotion, Lt., in 11th R.I. Vols., Nov. 6, 1862.
Sergeant Frank E. Stimpson, age 22. B July 21, 1862, Promotion in U.S.A.  (Regt. says commissioned 2d Lt., then 1st Lt.;  killed near Fredericksburg.)
Charles C. Howland, age 27. B Aug. 20. 1862, 2d Lt. 38th M.V. (Later Captain.)
George K. Pomroy, age 22. [Pomeroy] B July 17, 1862, 2d Lt. 3rd U.S. Inf.  (Regt. says mustered out Oct. 4, 1862 to accept promotion.)
1st Sergeant George E. Marshall, age 22. C Aug. 15, 1862, Capt. 40th Inf.
George F. Russell, age 28. C First Lieut., 17th Mass. June 20, 1862.  (Regt. says mustered out, Feb. 19.)
Edward F. Rowe, age 23. C Master’s Mate in Navy, May 18, 1862.
James Kane, age 19. C Trans. Feb. 17, 1862, to Western Flotilla.
Oliver H. Walker, age 23. C Trans. Dec. 11, 1862 to 24th Inf.  (Later mortally wounded Dec. 30, 1863,  with same regt. — B.F.).
Osgood W. Waite, age 23. D Aug. 20, 1862,  1st Lt., 38th M.V.
John Christopher, age 43. E Western Flotilla, Feb. 14, 1862.
Michael J. Green, age 20. E Western flotilla, Feb. 14, 1862.  (Regt. says age 30.)
Henry Hayes, age 19. G Mustered out May 24, 1862;  Captain 26th U.S. Cavalry.  [Source: 13th Regt. Association, Circular #8.]
John J. Searle, age 26. H Transf. Feb. 18, 1862, to Western Flotilla.
Corporal Eugene A. Albee, age 24. I Aug. 23, 1862, 2d Lieut. 40th Inf.
James H. Cutting, age 18. K 18th U.S. Infantry Dec. 9, 1862. (Regt. says wounded at Antietam, with 13th MA;  Killed in Wilderness, 1863.) [Probably killed during Chancellorsville — B.F.]

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Adjutant General's Report; Died

Name spelling varies sometimes greatly between the Adjutant General's Report and the Regimental History.  There are also many discepancies between the two, for middle initials such as when an N is printed as an H or W; B is printed K; H is printed M; etc.  I have given preference to the names as they are listed in the regimental history, Three Years in the Army. — B.F.

Picture Gallery;  Men who Died

Paul Fiedler, Company A, KIA Bull Run, VA

Corporal Paul E. Fiedler, Company A, Killed at 2nd Bull Run, August 30, 1862.

Isaac Hall StimpsonJohn P. Shelton

Isaac Hall Stimpson, Company C, & John P. Shelton, Company A.  Both died from wounds received at Antietam.

Thomas Rathburn

Thomas T. Rathburn, Company F, took sick and died during the advance to Winchester in the Spring of 1862.


Corporal Paul E. Fiedler, age 24. A Killed at 2nd Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Henry A. Holden, age 19. A  Killed at 2nd Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Albert S. Estes, age 24. A Killed at 2nd Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. (May be Dana Estes brother.  Dana wounded,  2nd BR and m/o Nov. 12, 1862.)
Samuel S. Gould, age 19. A Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
William F. Barry, age 18. A Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
Charles R. Nelson, age 29. A Killed at Antietam., Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
John P. Shelton, age 18. A Died of wounds, Sept. 18, 1862.  (Antietam.)
Theo. P. Bowker, jr., age 20. A Died of wounds, Nov. 12, 1862.  (Antietam.)
Carl Krebs, age 31. A Died of disease, Sept. 17, 1862.
Stanley M. Everett, age 19.  (Regt. says N. Stanley Everett.) A Died of disease, Sept. 29, 1862. (Regt. says died, Sept. 21, 1862.)
Albert O. Curtis, age 19. B Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Charles B. Mills, age 18. B Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Harry S. Sanborn, age 22. B Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30,  1862. (AG says Henry S. Sanborn.)
Frederick A. Williams, age 24. B Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Charles T. Linfield, age 21. B Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. (Interesting error: r egt. listed death Oct. 30.  This was corrected in Circ. #8.  A.G. report had correct date, Aug. 30. — B.F.)
George F. Wakefield, age 19. B Killed at Antietam, Md.,  Sept. 17, 1862.
Corporal Loring Bigelow, age 22. B Died of wounds, October 18, 1862.
John T. Fuller, age 22. B Drowned, June 6, 1862.
Charles B. Harrington
(This name is in AG but no record of this soldier is in the Regt. roster.)
Died, October 9, 1862.
Jacob H. Littlefield, age 19. B Died of wounds November 19, 1862.
Corporal Warren A. Blanchard, age 23. C Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Elias H. Bennett, age 20. C Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
George E. Bigelow, age 22. C AG says, Died of wounds, Dec. 13, 1862.  (Fredericksburg).  [Regt. says Dec. 19, 1862, which is correct.]
[ See biography page 1 ]
Charles B. Cushing, age 19. C Drowned near Front Royal, Va., June 6, 1862.
Frederick A. Dickinson, age 23. C Killed at Bull Run Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
George R. Healey, age 24. C Died disease, Brooks Station, Va., Dec 5, 1862.
John E. Keith, age 19. C Died of wounds, November 2, 1862. (Manassas).
John Mitchell, age 22. C Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Charles E. Page, age 29. C Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Sergeant Isaac Hall Stimpson, age 22. C Died of wounds, Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 8, 1862.  (Antietam.)
Charles R. Armstrong, age 22. D Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862.
Edmund H. Kendall, age 30. D Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862.  [His brother killed at Antietam — B.F.]
Joshua T. Lawrence, age 30. D Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862. (Regt. says age 20.)
Chauncy L. Peck, age 34. D Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. (Mexican War Veteran.)
David S. Thurber, age 24. D Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
Charles J. Taylor, age 30. D Killed at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862.
Ira Bowman, age 32. D Died of wounds, Oct. 6, 1862. (2nd Bull Run.)
William D. Dorey, age 21.
(AG says Dorcy.)
D Died of wounds, Oct. 2, 1862 at Philadelphia. (Manassas). [AG said Dorcy. Chas. E. Davis sorted it out for the regt. history.]
Albert A. Hazeltine, age 24. D Died of wounds, Nov. 15, 1862. (Manassas.)
William M. Jones, age 33. D Died of disease, August 26, 1862.
James T. E. Kendall, age 26. D Died of wounds, Oct. 1, 1862.  (Antietam.) [His bro. killed at Fredericksburg — B.F.]
Sidney B. Morse, age 19. D Died of disease, Sept. 15, 1862.
Charles W. Stone, age 21. D Died of disease, March 16, 1862.
John Stack, age 21. D Died of disease, July 23, 1862, At Alexandria, Va.
George Clark, age 18. E Killed at Thoroughfare Gap, Va., Aug. 28, 1862.
Corporal Daniel R. Jackson, age 21. E Killed at Thoroughfare Gap, Va., Aug. 28, 1862.
James B. Dunn, age 18. E Died at Williamsport, Md., April 12, 1862.
Edward S. Danforth, age 20. E Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
Washington I. Lothrop, age 23. F Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Thomas J. Oddy, age 27. F Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
George T. Dickey, age 35. F Died of disease, Williamsport, Md., March 4, 1862.
Charles E. Perkins, age 27. F Died of wounds, Washington, D.C. September 27, 1862. (2nd Bull Run.)
Thomas T. Rathburn, age 20. F Died at Winchester, Va., March 15, 1862.
Corporal Edwin N. Welsh, age 25.
(AG said Welch.)
F Died of wounds, Sept. 14, 1862. (2nd Bull Run.)
George O. Berry, age 22. G Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
John E. LeClair, age 28. G Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862.
Corporal Thomas C. Field, age 25. G Died Dec. 13, 1862, at Falmouth, Va. (Regt. says age 18.)
Charles A. Holmes, age 25. G Died Feb. 20, 1862, at Williamsport, Md.  (Regt. says mustered out, not died.)
Charles A. Whittier, age 21. G Died Sept. 27, 1862, at Chambersburg, Pa., wounded.  (Antietam.) (Regt. says died Sept. 22.)
William H. Baker, age 20. H Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
George R. Markham, age 19. H Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Charles H. Coggins, age 27. H Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
George W. Gale, age 25. H Died of wounds at Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 1862.  (Antietam.)
Corporal Daniel E. Reed, age 19. H Died of wounds, Sept. 17, 1862.  (Antietam.)
Frank L. Favour, age 24.
(Regt. says Luther F. Favour.)
H Died of wounds, Sept. 17, 1862.  (Antietam.) 
Adna P. Hall, age 25. H Died of wounds, Sept. 17, 1862.  (Antietam.)
James H. Smith, age 31. H Died of wounds at Antietam, Md., Sept., 1862.
Samuel W. Wheeler, age 26. H Died May 24, 1862, near Falmouth, Va. [First of Co. H to die since leaving home. — B.F.]  (Regt. says m/o May 24, but newspaper  article in Boston Traveller confirms his death.)
Sergeant Frank J. Wood, age 21. I Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Peter Flynn, age 26. I Killed at Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862.
Sergeant Alfred G. Howe, age 36. I Killed at Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862.
Edward E. Bond, age 17. I Killed at Bull Run, Va., August 30, 1862.
Horace L. Crocker, age 19. I Died March 18, 1862, near Bull Run, Va. (Regt. says at died at Centreville, of fever.)
Isaac B. Crowell, age 20. I Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Orsceola V. Newton, age 23. I Died May 30, 1862, at Washington, D.C.
[See notes page 3.]
William H.P. Christopher, age 19. I Died Sept. 18, at Washington, D.C. (2nd Bull Run.)
Thomas Copeland, age 20. K Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Hollis H. Fairbanks, age 18. K Killed at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. [Fought along side his twin brother, who didn't know Hollis was killed.]
Thomas R. Gassett, age 21. K Killed at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862. [Thomas' brother William Henry, was also wounded at Antietam, but survived. — B.F.]
Hollis Holden, age 44. K Killed at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
Charles A. Trask, age 20. K Died of wounds, Oct. 2, 1862, at Chambersburg, PA.  (Antietam.)  [Trask is buried in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA. — B.F.]
Charles H. Wellington, age 23. K Died of wounds Oct. 2, 1862, at Chambersburg, Pa.  (Antietam.)  [Wellington is buried in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA. — B.F.]
Patrick H. Cleary, age 20. K Died of disease, April 2, 1862, Manassas, Va.
Thomas B. Eaton, age 18. K Died of disease, June 1, 1862, Washington, D.C.

AG says:  Total: 83 Died.
        This chart = 84 names.

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Adjutant General's Report; Missing, Deserted & Dropped

These men were originally reported as missing in the Massachusetts Adjutant General's Report of 1865.  Several of these men were later added to the killed list in the 13th Mass. Roster contained in the regimental history; "Three Years in the Army" by Charles E. Davis, Jr., (Written, 1893, published, 1894).

Hollis L. Johnson

Hollis L. Johnson, Company F,  Killed at 2nd Bull Run, August 30, 1862.


John E. Dowling, age 23. D

At Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. (Regt. [published, 1894] says missing probably killed, 2nd Bull Run. — B.F.)

Edwin F. Morris, age 20. D At Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.  (Regt. [1894] says killed 2nd Bull Run.)
John F. McNally, age 21. D At Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.  (Regt. says killed Aug. 30, and McNally is included on the Regt. list of killed for 2nd BR. But in the Regt. roster it says Antietam.  The date given in the roster and the AG for his death is Aug. 30, so Antietam must be an error. — B.F.)
Dyer S. Smith, age 22. D At Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.
Leonard Seratt, age 26.  [AG Says Swatt which is incorrect.] D At Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.  (Regt. [1894] says missing, 2nd Bull Run. 13th Regt. Circular #8 roster correction says KIA 2nd Bull Run.)
Hollis L. Johnson, age 23. F Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.  (Regt. [1894] says killed 2nd Bull Run.)
William H. Butterfield, age 24. G Since Aug. 30, 1862, dropped from rolls.

Deserted & Dropped

Many times sloppy record keeping caused a soldier to be put on the deserted list.  If they did not take the time to correct their record the error remained.  In order to give a soldier on this list the benefit of the doubt, I checked to see if they filed for a pension.  This does not clear them of the charge, but it contains a kernal of the suggestion that their service may have been honorable.  However, in one case not listed here, I know for a certainty the soldier in question, Walter S.C. Heath, Company K, who filed for a pension, was a deserter, and a scammer.

Henry Battles & John Moore

Pictured left to right, Henry S. Battles, George T. Smith, & John H. Moore, all in Company F. Sudbury, MA Historical Society.  (There is some question that the man in the middle is George H. Curtis, Co. I.)

Deserted & Dropped

Soldiers with an asterisk* filed for a pension.

William B. Allyn, age 20. A [Dropped] April 26, 1862, Warrenton Junction,Va. (Allyn was an officer in the 6th Light Battery, was wounded in battle and died May 1, 1864.)
Joseph F. Simonds, age 19. A Oct. 5, 1862, Sharpsburg, Md.
Joseph F. McClusky, age 25. A Oct. 15, 1862,  Frederick City, Md.
James F. Fish, age 28. A Dropped, Sept. 1, 1862 on detached gunboat service service. (Regt. says dropped because whereabouts unknown.  Fish did tranfer to the Western Flotilla, letter from Fish dated Mar. 4, 1862 from Cairo, IL to Gov. Andrew, on file at MA State Archives. — B.F.)
Thomas Berry, age 22. B Dropped from rolls, Aug. 27, 1862.
James L. Hosmer, age 21. B Dropped from rolls, Oct. 10, 1862.
Corporal Charles F. Bulfinch, age 19.  C* Jan. 20, 1863, hospital in New York  [Invalid Pension card (1913) says Discharged, Nov. 21, 1862.]
George A. Lord, age 19. C* October 10, 1862. (Regt. says m/o Dec. 30, 1861.)  [Invalid Pension filed July 19, 1862.]
George R. Anderson, age 19. D Deserted Sept. 13, 1862.
William J. Anderson, age 25. D Deserted Sept. 13, 1862. (Regt. says age 20.)
Sergeant Walter H. Wentworth, age 22. E Deserted July 21, 1862, near Warrenton, Va.
Corporal Godlove Aechtler, age 18. E Deserted July 4, 1862, near Warrenton, Va.
Peter Bambauer, age 18. E Deserted July 4, 1862, near Manassas, Va. [The noted shirk, “Smoothbore” described in the regimental history. — B.F.]
George E. Moore, age 21. E Deserted Aug. 1, 1862, Waterloo, Va.
William H. Rook, age 21. E Deserted July 25, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
Edgar F. Newhall, age 21. E Deserted July 21, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
Alexander Bassett, age 18. E Deserted July 25, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
(Wagoner) Richard Montague, age 25. E Deserted, July 21, 1862, at Warrenton, Va.
Charles Myer, age 29.
(AG says Meyer.)
E Deserted Sept. 27, 1862, Sharpsburg, Md.
John R. Caswell, age 25. E Deserted Aug. 30, 1862, Manassas, Va.
Henry S. Battles, age 24. F Deserted Sept. 14, 1862, Frederick, Md.
George L. W. Cross, age 19. F Deserted Feb. 1, 1862, Williamsport, Md. (Regt. says: Re-enlisted, Feb. 17, in Co. G, 15th MA, and was killed at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.  Cross left the 13th in Jan., 1862 on a furlough; wrote to Captain Whitcomb for money to return, and was refused, whereupon he enlisted in the 15th.)
Granville H. Harris, age 20. F* AG says Deserted Aug. 30, 1862, in face of enemy. (Regt. says m/o Nov. 26, 1862, Trinity Hospital, Washington, D.C.)  [Invalid and Widow Pensions filed Nov. 27, 1891.]
Charles E. Holder, age 18. F Deserted June 12, 1862, Front Royal, Va.
Jonathan P. Mann, age 24. F Deserted Sept. 11, 1862, on the march.
Eli H. Wood, age 21. F Deserted Sept. 11, 1862, on the march.  (Regt. says died in 1863.)
Edward Barnard, age 23. F* Dropped, Oct. 10, 1862, General Order. (Regt. says m/o Feb. 6, 1863.) [Widow Pension filed 1890.]
Jonathan A. Maynard, age 21. F* Dropped, Nov. 16, 1862 — Order regimental Commander.  (Regt. says m/o June 27, 1862.)  [Maynard filed for a pension, July, 1862.]
Sergeant Donald Ross, age 31. F* Dropped, Nov. 16, 1862 — Order regimental Commander. (Regt. says m/o July 16, 1862.)  [Invalid Pension application card filed in 1877, says Ross was discharged for disability.]
George Wilson, age 32. F* Dropped, Nov. 16, 1862 — Order regimental Commander. AG says Disability. (Regt. says m/o Nov16.)   [Widow's Pension for Wilson filed 1890.]
Edward W. Speare, age 24. G July 22, 1862 at Warrenton, Va.
John E. Blanchard, age 22. G* Dropped by order Regimental Commander.  (Regt. roster says m/o Dec 13, 62.)
Leonard F. Green, age 27. G* Dropped by order Regimental Commander. (Regt. says m/o Nov. 1 '62.)  AG says disability.
Samuel S. Hood, age 29. G Dropped by order Regimental Commander.  (Regt. says m/o Nov, 1 '62.) AG says disability.
Corporal John E. Stone, age 23. H Deserted June 18, 1862, Manassas, Va.
George W. Snow, age 27.
(AG says George W. Stow.)
H Deserted June 18, 1862, Manassas, Va.
John L. Moulton, age 21. H Deserted June 18, 1862, Manassas, Va.
Frederick J. Locke, age 22. H Deserted Oct. 13, 1862, Sharpsburg, Md.
Samuel Nutt, age 22. H* Deserted Dec. 1, 1862, from furlough.  [Pension Card Application (Jan., 1912) says discharged, m/o Aug, 1862.]
Francis S. Smith age 22. I Deserted June 25, 1862, at Manassas, Va.
Alexander McGilvary, age 20. I Deserted July 14, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
Charles Scott, age 21. I Deserted July 14, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
John F. Wright, age 28. I Deserted July 23, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
William H. Wight, age 30.
(AG says Wright.)
I Deserted July 23, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
Charles H. Fernald, age 18. I Deserted July 24, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
Thomas Thompson, age 22. I Deserted July 24, 1862, at Warrenton Junction, Va.
Joseph Martin, age 26. K Deserted July 23, 1862, Waterloo, Va.
Warren H. Stevens, age 20. K Deserted February 28, 1862, Williamsport, Md.

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“The unprecedented number of ‘absent sick,’ (94) is owing to the heavy marches over the ridges of Manassas and the Blue Mountains and without any shelter for the men.”