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It seemed appropriate to add a few bits of primary
source material here, to the End of the Year pages. The impetus
for the page was to share on my website, some of the original Company I
records in my
files. Copies of these files were generously sent
to me by the owner, Mr. Richard Humphrey. While compiling the
Adjutant General's report of discharged men on the previous page, it
occurred to me I had corresponding documents for nearly all of the
Company I men listed. Ten letters of discharge and two
notifications of death, are posted here.
To fill out the content, I included a brief biography of
Lieutenant Walter H. Judson, whose fate had long puzzled me.
There was much more to the man than the empty record he left with the
13th Massachusetts. After
Judson's story, which kicks things off, I added the story of
Edwin Frost, for contrast. Frost's story is representative of
many. Several of the
original soldiers of the regiment were discharged due to disability in
the Summer or Fall of 1862,
often caused by chronic diarrhea, or some other chronic ailment, or
fatigue, brought on by harsh campaigning. Often the ailing
demanded rest, which could not be granted in the field. If they
were lucky enough and
the cause of their discharge, many of the former volunteers desired to
re-enlist. Many did. The war
was the epoch event of their era. Judson never recovered from his
pains. Frost did, but was disappointed in other ways.
PICTURE CREDITS: The pictures
of Edwin Frost came via an on-line auction house. Sylvanus Parker's
picture is, I believe from the Mass MOLLUS collection at the Army
Heritage Education Center in Carlisle, PA. BothIMAGES have been
EDITED in PHOTOSHOP.
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Walter H. Judson
As part of the end of the year summary,
it seemed fitting to add a few bits of information about some of the
early officers about whom not much is said on the pages of
this website. Chief among them is 2d Lieutenant Walter H. Judson
of Company I, presented here.
There are a lot of
stories of personal jealousies between the original officers that have
emerged through my ever expanding library of source material on the
regiment. These feelings, for the most part faded with the passage of
time in the post-war years. But the effects of these petty
jealousies created hard feelings
during the war years. I may aggregate some of these stories
into an essay one day, but for now, the following two tales, hint at
some of the conditions that caused prejudices among the rank and file
during the war. They also add some perception of the various
fortunes that befell many of the eager recruits of the early war.
2nd Lieutenant Walter H. Judson, Company C
Among the names of the original officers
who left Boston
seat of war in the 13th Regiment, is 2nd Lieutenant Walter H. Judson of
Company C. No mention occurs of Judson throughout the early
the regiment, and then suddenly in November 1862, he is dismissed from
the service. Just as suddenly his name
appears in one of Warren H.
Freeman's letters home. On April 20, 1863, he writes to his
father,“Walter H. Judson is dead; he had been ill for some time
past.” And that is all.
Who was Judson? Two documents concerning
him exist in
the files of
Colonel Leonard's personal papers at the Gilder-Lehrman Institute in
New York. The first is a cryptic letter to Colonel S.H. Leonard
Judson himself dated November 25, 1862.
GLC3393 # 58 Used
25 Nov 1862
Colonel : —
I report myself here in
the Parole Camp.
My health is failing Every day instead of improving. I can obtain
leave of absence although never before now had I applied. My
therefore is to resign.
My trouble is pronounced
to be Enlargement of liver and heart.
I have written to you
many times, beside making regular reports, but with no reply whatever.
Always with high respects
Walter H. Judson
Col S. H. Leonard
The second document on file is an
extract of General
Order #23, dated January 18, 1863.
Rec'd Hd Qtrs Left Grand Division Jan.
Adjutant General’s Office,
Washington, January 15, 1863.
8. 2 Lieut. W. H. Judson, 13th
Having tendered his resignation, is mustered out of service on account
of disability and desertion from his command October 10th 1862, as
reported on the rolls of his company
By order of the Secretary of War:
I was fortunate to come across a
biography of Walter H.
it turns out was a graduate of Brown University. His true life
is far more interesting than his service record suggests. His
with the 13th Mass., proved a sad ending to a stought hearted
In hopes of restoring a little luster to his record, I present the
Brown University in the
Henry S. Burrage,
Providence, R.I., 1868'
(p. 81 - 86).
Class of 1847.
Written by Reuben Aldridge Guild, B.U. 1847.
Walter Herbert Judson was born in Boston, Massachusetts,
February 14, 1824. In early infancy he lost his mother; hence he
was deprived of any of those influences and associations which render
childhood happy and home attractive. During his boyhood he
attended the public schools in his native city. Restless,
however, and fond of adventure, he went to sea at the age of sixteen,
as a sailor before the mast. After spending several years abroad,
visiting various ports in Africa and in South America, he returned to
Boston. Resolved now to secure a liberal education, he repaired
academy in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, where he commenced anew his
studies, preparatory to a college course. In the Fall of 1843, he
entered the Freshman Class in Brown University. Notwithstanding
the imperfect manner in which he had reviewed his classics and
mathematics, he took a good position as a scholar, graduating the
twelfth in rank, in a class of thirty-three members. He was best
known among his fellows, however, as a writer. The sprightly
lyrics which he contributed to the “Mirror,” a semi-monthly periodical,
established by the men of his class, gave him a college reputation as a
poet of no ordinary genius. His humorous lines, in praise of the
Tutor in Mathematics, commencing —
Freshmen of New Haven
Count a hundred boys I hear;
Let them take our little catalogue,
And point at it and sneer,”
will long be remembered by those to whom they were more
especially addressed. These “Mirror” papers, which it was my
privilege to edit, are now before me, and I find a melancholy pleasure
in looking them over, and in perusing the memorials which they furnish
of a departed friend. It is worthy of mention, that Mr. Judson
delivered a poem at Commencement, entitled, “The Victories of War and
the Victories of Peace.”
The two years immediately succeeding his graduation, he
spent in the Dane Law School, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was
under the direct instruction of Professor Greenleaf and of Chief
Justice Parker. In 1849, he received the degree of LL.B. at
hands of Edward Everett, then President of Harvard University.
Having passed a year in the office of Ellis Gray Loring, Esq., of
Boston, he was admitted to the Suffolk Bar in October, 1850. He
at once opened an office, and entered upon the practice of his
profession. The following extract from a letter dated July 25,
1853, and addressed to the writer, in reply to a circular which he had
issued as Secretary of his class, finds a fitting place in this sketch
as it tells briefly the story of Judson’s life in his own words: —
“I lost my mother when I was but a few weeks old.
I have never possessed a home in my life. From my
I have been a wanderer, either by sea or land. The years
immediately preceding the commencement of my college life, I passed at
sea, as a sailor before the mast. In this capacity I visited many
of the ports of Africa, and of South America. Entered College
with the yellow stains of tar at the roots of my finger nails — stains
which at once attracted the attention of Tutor Frieze, who conducted my
preliminary examination. This examination was sufficiently lame
and unsatisfactory to the grave Tutor and to myself, for my reviews had
been very hasty and superficial, and I was obliged to rely, with only
an ordinarily retentive memory, upon knowledge acquired years before.
Hence, for a long time after my admission to College, I labored hard, —
indeed far more severely than any of my classmates suspected, — to
maintain even a respectable position among those who had come to
College direct from the drill of the academy.
“My life has been one of labor with my hands as
well as with my head. I have always possessed a taste for
practical knowledge of every sort. I can mow, and rap, and make
fences and milk cows. I can splice a rope, tie a reef joint,
steer a ship ‘scudding,’ send down a royal yard, and at a pinch make my
own clothes. I have lived long enough to discover that learning
without practical knowledge and good sense is powerless, but that with
these it is invincible. I am now a lawyer, with a growing
practice, ambitious, but not impatient, and sure of success if I
About this time Mr. Judson became much interested in
military matters, and connected himself with the Boston Light Infantry,
— a company more commonly known as the “Tigers.” At the annual
festivals of this company, he seems to have been the popular poet,
producing inspiring lyrics similar to those of which he was
distinguished while in College. The following lines were read by
him on one of these occasions : —
often heard of a wonderful knife,
That was owned by a lady advanced in life,
Which had nine new handles and six new blades,
And excited the laugh of the lady’s maids ;
But the lady declared with obdurate will,
That her knife was the same old jack-knife still.
often heard of a wonderful ship,
That sunk Johnny’s cruisers, and gave him the slip,
Which has had new planking, and ribs, and keel. —
And yet she can dance to the storm-king’s reel ;
She has borrowed the oaks from many a hill,
But the ship is the same “Old Ironsides” still!
sometimes heard of a wonderful corps,
Equipped by the fathers in days of yore,
Who first wore helmets, and boots to the knee,
And guarded the roots of the “Liberty Tree;”
The war smoke lifted from Bunker Hill,
But the corps was the same old company still !
borrowed a badge to aid their cause,
A tawny creature with threatening claws,
You may hear his growl at the twilight’s fall
In the lonely jungles of the far Bengal;
The yeoman’s rife has ceased to kill,
But the badge was the same “Old Tiger”
corps of Ninety-eight
Have doffed the helmet and boots of late;
They have donned the skin of the Northern bear, —
And the tidy black has a modern air, —
But change the skin as much as you
The creature’s the same “Old Tiger”
talk of a movement, new and grand,
That changes the front of the old command, —
That gives to the corps a separate life,
And widens the field of honor’s strife;
But whether the change be for good or ill,
The badge is the same “Old Tiger” still !
purpose, and heart and hand,
Union, a love for our native land, —
This is the standard our wishes crave, —
The spotless standard the yeoman gave !
And whether in life, or whether in dill,
The veteran spirit is with us still !
pledge in silence the men who bled —
The Day and the Name of the mighty dead !
A growl for the minions of Old King George !
Nine cheers of the heroes of Valley Forge !
Then up boys, up ! nine cheers, with a will !
The “Tiger” spirit is burning still !
Soon after the breaking out of the rebellion, Mr.
Judson, with many of his comrades of the Boston Light Infantry, entered
the service of the United States. July 16, 1861, he was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant, and assigned to Company C, Thirteenth
Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Colonel Samuel H. Leonard. The
nucleus of this regiment was the Fourth Battalion of Rifles,
Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, a favorite corps in Boston at that
time. The Battalion was raised to a full regiment in the Summer
of 1861, while at Fort Independence, Boston Harbor. The
Thirteenth was ordered to Washington July 30, 1861. From the time
of its arrival in the field, until the Spring of 1862, the regiment was
engaged in patrol and outpost duty. Previous to January 1, 1863,
it was in action at the second battle of Bull Run, at Antietam and at
Fredericksburg. During the greater part of his period of service,
Lieutenant Judson was an invalid. In the Fall of 1862, while
attempting to rejoin his regiment at the front, from which he had been
absent on account of sickness, he was taken prisoner near Culpepper,
Virginia, and carried to Richmond. In consequence of his failure
to report, it not being known at head-quarters that he had fallen into
the enemy’s hands, his name was dropped from the regimental
rolls. After an imprisonment of several months he was exchanged,
but his health had become so seriously impaired that it was no longer
possible for him to resume the active duties of the service. Indeed, it
was evident that his life was drawing to a close. Desiring, if
possible, to see his home once more, he started for Massachusetts.
On reaching New Haven, Connecticut, he found himself too
ill to proceed further, and left the cars. Reason was now almost
gone, and his strength rapidly failed him. A classmate,
Professor George P. Fisher, D.D., of Yale College, kindly cared for the
sufferer so long as life remained. He died on the 10th of March,
1863, leaving a widow, but no children.
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Edwin R. Frost, Company E
Letters on file at the State Archives in
Executive Correspondence, show that the unecessarily harsh conditions,
misguidedly imposed upon the rank and file by Major-General Irvin
McDowell, caused more than one
officer's resignation due to sickness. Lieutenants John C.
Sanderson, and Edwin Frost both resigned July 22nd 1862, under these
circumstances. Sanderson later recovered and was successful in
obtaining a new commission as Captain in the veteran 57th Mass.
Volunteer Regiment. Two letters of 2nd
are on file in the Executive Correspondence Collection. They are
dated two years
apart. The first
shows that Lieutenant Frost tried to re-enter the 13th Mass when
he regained his health. In this first letter he sums up the
circumstances of his military career cut
Letter of Edwin Frost, November 10th, 1862
Letters on File at the Massachusetts
Archives, Executive Letter Book Volumes 18 & 36.
Boston Nov. 10th 1862 —
To His Excellency John A. Andrew
Governor and Commander in Chief.
The undersigned would respectfully represent that he had
the honor of being commissioned by Your Excellency as 2nd Lieut. in the 13th Regt Mass. Vols., that
he served faithfully in that capacity for one year, where in June last
he was prostrated by sickness & Camp Fever and unable at that time
to obtain a sick leave of absence on account of a Gen’l Order issued
by Genl Mc Dowell forbidding all leaves of absence he
was compelled to resign although against his inclination in order to
obtain proper medical treatment. The Regt was at that time at
Manasses, destitute of tents, with no Hospital Tent, & the Surgeon
found it impossible to obtain quarters in private dwelling. I
have now fully recovered
my health and am desirous of again seeing active
service. I would therefore petition Your Excellency to appoint me
to a commission as a line officer in any Mass. Regiment.
Edwin R. Frost
In additon to the accompanying recommendations I can
refer to Brig. Genl Robert Cavelin & Col. John Kurtz of
the 23rd Regt.
Governor John Andrew's note filed
with this letter states the following :
Edwin R. Frost
App. for recommission
Boston Dec. 4. 1862
Respectfully referred to Col. Leonard with the request
to report whether Frost could
and ought to be recomissioned and whether he can, if so,
have a place in the 13th, without impertinance[?] to others.*
Please return this to this file of this Dept.
Gov of Mass
*Governor Andrews had horrendous
handwriting. Impertinance seems like the most fitting word to the
scratchmarks of this note. — B.F.
Frost was not re-instated to his former
rank in the 13th Regiement. Two years later, a second
letter of Edwin's was forwarded to Governor Andrew by a friend of
family, Mr. Timothy Davis. Davis must have had some influence,
because he personally wrote a foreward to
the letter on behalf of Edwin.
Boston Oct 1st 1864
My dear Governor
I have jst been asked to peruse a letter recd by the
father of the writer. I proposed to him to send the letter to
you. I am sure that you will do justice to a very worthy
man. Frost is a worthy man.
Truly & Respectfully
Edwin Frost, September 28, 1864
second letter, Edwin laments
that he has failed to gain a promotion while serving in the 3rd Mass
Heavy Aritllery, posted at Fort Berry outside Washington,
D.C. The letter is interesting for it touches upon the character
of some of his former comrades in the 13th Mass., where there existed a
lot of jealousy among the original officers. This was true with
Major Gould, mentioned below, and Lieutenant Charles B. Fox, whom with
4th Battalion clique of officers.
Fort Berry, Va.
September 28th 1864
I received this afternoon yours dated the 26th.
Its contents made me feel pretty bad. It seems to be my fate to
be misrepresented and misunderstood. I wish that I could have a
chance to tell Gov. Andrew of my career in the 13th. Thank God
that I feel that I did my whole duty, never disgraced my uniform, and
with a clean concience can hold my head far above those who maligned me
and injured my reputation when I was not in the bodily health to defend
myself. It is too bad that I have not some friend at home who is
cognizant of the facts to intercede for me and place me rightly before
the Governor. Col. Gould would, for he understood the whole of
it, but he poor man, has gone where the malice of those same men, which
also directed against him, can never reach him.* Joe Colburn
more about it than any one, but even if his name had any influence I
should hesitate to call on him again, on account of his selfish
I have written to Hon. Geo. A. Shaw to speak a good word
for me, but if old scores are to be brought against me, he could not
refute them as he knows nothing of the matter.
I have given up trying for promotion and shall make no
more efforts, but as for resigning in case I am left in the lurch —
No! I will stick to the Co. and I only[?] hope that we may
to the Front so that Gov. Andrew can see who are the officers that can
be depended upon.
I have heard more disaffection expressed by the officers
of these Unattached Cos. since we have been out, then I ever heard all
the time I was in the service before. They seem only to care for
their precious person and desire to keep out of danger. There are
a few manly exceptions such as Ned Thomas, but I would not give a fig
for most of them when it comes to an action.
Addie writes me that she does not wish me to be
promoted. That she had rather have me plain Edwin Frost than a
General. She thinks, poor child, that it higher rank I should
have increased danger. She has just arrived here from Chicago,
and begs hard to come out here if only to stay a week. But it is
best for her to wait until it is settled where we are to be. I am
glad that Mr. Dairy is coming out, as Willie has heard nothing from his
application as yet. He gets along very well here though &
his expenses will not amount to anything. I don’t count any on
Capt. Whitings influence ever although I know or think that he is very
friendly to me, but I have told you my opinion of his character and time
has only confirmed it. Find out all the
particulars if you can
about Runney’s care. What Mr. Emery, is going with you as[?] the
Paymaster ? I suppose you have had a grand time with the S.
O. of O. F. lately. I wrote to Bill Brabiner about the
of my getting a bounty & asked him to confer with you. I have
never rec’d a cent you know, & both Capt. W. & Lt. Ball have
received local bounties. Ask Bill to go to Foster Morse in
Roxbury (City Hall) who will help him all he can, as he is an intimate
friend of Willie’s. Can’t think of anything else to
write. Has Georgie got any Rabbits now ? Willie told
me about the loss of his Pets. Tell Minnie that I have been on
the point of writing to her several times but have so much writing to
do hat I have repeatedly deferred it. But she gets all the news
probably from my letters to you which must be considered as belonging
to the whole family. I will try and write to her personally
though. How is Mother’s health since she came back from
Lynn. Tell her that I must be thinking of Winter clothes
soon. With love to you all, also to Ned, Custiss, Rebecca &c,
in which Willie joins me I remain
Your affectionate &
*Colonel Gould [59th MA] referred to in
Frost's letter, was formerly Major Gould of the 13th. He had died
of shock in
August, 1864, following the amputation of his leg, the result
of a wound received at the Battle
of the Crater. Joseph Colburn was formerly 1st Lt./Capt. Colburn,
13th MA, Company E. He transferred to the 59th MA with Gould.
The efforts of Mr. Davis in forewarding
this letter to Governor Andrew may have had some effect. Records
show Frost mustered into the 3rd Mass. Heavy Artillery a 2nd
mustered out a 1st-Lieutenant.
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From Company I
Mr. Richard Humphrey of Virginia, is one
of the earliest contacts I made when
I began searching for original source material on the 13th
Massachusetts Regiment. He had a
collection of original Company I books that once belonged to Captain
Moses Palmer. He came across the collection one day, long ago,
when the patrons of a Virginia military antiques dealer showed
little interest in a Yankee unit. Mr. Humphrey purchased the
collection at a discount and began his own journey of discovery about
this brave man and his brave company of volunteer soldiers. He
generously shared with me several copies of original papers
within the books of his collection. He even invited me to his home in
2006, to view the material.
The following letter transcriptions were
written from various military hospitals, ordering the discharge of
Company I men for disability, or death, during the year 1862.
The Death of Osceola Newton
“Patent Office” Hospital
D.C., May 21st, 1862.
I have to inform you that O.W. Newton, Co. I, 13th Mass.
Vols., died at
this Hospital Monday, May 19th 1862. The following is the list of
1 pair pants
1 Dress Coat
1 drafting case and implements.
1 pr. gloves.
$30 in treasury notes.
1 port Coppying press.
very respectfully yours,
J.C. C. Downing
Ast. Surg. U.S.A. in charge.
To Capt. com’d’g Co. I, 13th Reg’t. Mass. Vols.
The huge Patent Office Building, used as
hospital during the Civil War.
Discharge of John M. Pierce
U.S. Army Convalescent
Baltimore, June 3d 1862.
I have to inform you that Private John M. Pierce was
Service May 8th 1862 on Surgeons certificate of disability.
I am Respectfully
Your obdt Servt
R W Pease
Surg. 18th N.Y. Cav.
In Charge Hosp
Co I. 13th
Patterson Park in Baltimore, is located
on a bluff that was a fortified miltary encampment that helped defeat
the British during the War of 1812. The city purchased several acres in
1850 to add to the public space created in 1827 when the Patterson
family donated 6 acres of land to the Mayor. The military again
the site during the Civil War. All parks and open spaces were
earmarked for troop occupation. Camp Washburn was established on
Hampstead Hill, and later a hospital - Camp Patterson Park - was set up
in 1862. The 110th N.Y. drew up a plan of the
layout. The property is a State Park today. Click to View
Larger. The hospital was dismantled in 1864.
Discharge of John F. Rose
July 9, 1862.
Sir : I have to
inform you that Priv John F Rose of Company I, 13 Regiment
Mass, has this day been discharged from
US. Service on Surgeons Certificate of disability.
P I. Conner [?]
Ass't Surg. U.S.A., in charge of Hospital.
To the Commanding Officer
Co. I, 13 Regiment. Mass.
Carver Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Discharge of Frank Prescott
U.S. General Hospital,
Washington, D.C., July 29 1862
Captain Commanding Company. I 13 Mass
Sir : I have to inform you that Frank Prescott, Company
I was discharged from the service of the United States, on the 28th
day of July 1862, on Surgeon's
Certificate of Disability.
Your obed't Servant,
D.W. Cheen— [?]
Or Asst. Surgeon U.S. A.,
Officer of the day.
The following articles of Government Property were
left by him:
Discharge of William W. Willis
Note the Surgeon's certificate declares
the name William “H.” Willis, but the
regimental roster and Mass. A.G. say William “W.” Willis.
U.S. Army Genl. Hospl. Fairfax
August 6" 1862.
I have to inform you that William H. Willis a Corporal
of Company ( I ) 13" Regt. Mass Vols was this day discharged from the
Service at U.S. Army Genl. Hospl. Fairfax Seminary Va. on Surgeon's
Certificate of Disabilty, By Order of Brig. Genl. Wadsworth.
David P. Smith
Surgeon in charge
Capt. Co. ( I )
13: Regt. Mass Vols
Fairfax Seminary Hospital
Discharge of Lyman H. Gale
I. 13. Mass. V. I.
Head Quarters Military
Columbus, O., Oct 4, 1862.
L. H. Gale, of your Company, was discharged on the
3 day of Octbr. 1862, on Surgeon's Certificate, according
to the provisions of General Order No. 36 of the War Department.
I am Captain,
Your ob't serv't,
Albert B. Dad [?]
Capt. 15th U.S. Infantry, Military Commander.
Discharge of Private Algernon S. Smith
Headquarters Military Commander.
Oct 14 1862.
Private Algernon S. Smith of Co. I, 13th Regt.
Mass Vols. was this day
discharged from the service of the United States, on Surgeon's
Certificate of Disability, by order of Brig. Genl. Montgomery, Military
Commander in the City of Philadelphia.
Assistant Adjutant General.
Death of William H. Christopher
Ascension Gen Hospital
Allow me to inform you that Wm H. Christopher of your
Company, died in
this Hospital on the Eighteenth day of September 1862, of "Compound
Fracture of Femur"
Co. I. 13th
Ascension Hospital was composed of five
church buildings, The Ascension Chapel (H Street, between 9th &
10th), the Presbyterian church (9th Street between G and H), the
(south) Methodist Episcopal church, (8th Street between H and I, and
the Cranch General Hospital, which was itself located in two churches,
the Unitarian chapel and the Baptist church. Each of these
buildings had slightly different opening and closing dates of
use. The churches were in use between June 20, 1862 and March 23,
1863. Source: "Washington and Georgetown, D.C.," Indexes to Field
Records of Hospitals, 1821-1912, Manuscript Record Group 94, National
Archives. - Civil War Washington, (Dec. 1, 2011).
Discharge of Private Simeon B. Fenderson
Head Quarters Discharging Office,
Fort McHenry, Oct 28 1862.
Simeon B. Fenderson Priv of Co. I, 13th Regiment
Mass Vols., was
Discharged at this Post on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability Oct
By order of Bt. Brig. Gen'l W.W. Morris,
U. S. A.
J. Gottbold Capt. 42d Regt. N.Y. Vols.Commd'g Detach
Convalescents. Discharging Officer
Commanding Officer Co. I 13 Regiment Mass Vols*
*NOTE: Another nearly identical
certificate was filled out two
days later by the same officer discharging S. B. Fenderson on Oct.
2d. The paper work must have been piling up.
Cropped portion of a lithograph showing
Fort McHenry, in the year 1862 by E. Sachse; Library of Congress
Discharge of William Weeks
U.S.A. Genl Hospl Fairfax
November 3d 1862
I have to inform you that William Weeks Private of
Comany ( I. ) 13th
Regt Mass. Vol. was this day discharged from Service at U.S. Army Genl
Hospl., Fairfax Seminary Va on Surgeons Certificate of Disability
By Order of Brig. Gen. Wadsworth
David P. Smith.
Capt' Co ( I. )
Discharge of Charles S. Parker
Nov. 15th 1862.
I. 13th Regt
I have the honor to inform you that Charles J. Parker,
your Co was this
day discharged from the Service of the United States on Surgeon's
certificate of disability.
Yours obedient servant,
Capt 3d Cav'y. U.S. Army,
G M Brayton
1st Lt. 15th Infty
Discharge of Private Eugene J. Holyoke
Georgetown, D.C., Nov 18 1862
I have to inform you of the Discharge from the
service this day of Priv
E.J. Holyoke of your company.
Your obt. servant,
J. Morris Brown
Assist. Surgeon U.S.A. in charge.
To the Commanding Officer
Co. I, 13 Mass Regt.
Pictured is Georgetown College sitting
atop a hill above the Potomac River, 1861. The college buildings were
used as an infirmary during the war years.
Discharge of Sylvanus H. Parker, Company I
Boston Dec 9th 1862
Sir, — Will you have the kindness to forward to this
office the “final statement” papers of Sylvanus H Parker a
private in Company I,
13 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, now awaiting discharge from
service for disability.
Wm. J. Dale,
To Capt. Comdg Co I 13 Regt Mass Vol
Sylvanus H. Parker pictured below.
Recruiting Volunteer Service in Massachusetts,
AND OF MILITARY COMMANDER.
Boston 30th Dec. 1862
You are hereby notified that Sylvanus H. Parker of your
Company, has this day been discharged from services on Surgeons
Certificate of Disability
Col. 6 In.
Capt. or Comdg. Officer
Co. I. 13th
Regt, Mass. Vol. Inft.y.
END OF SECTION