Nathaniel Child, Civil War Soldier


Nathaniel Child
Born in Killingly, Ct._Son of Marcus Child_by occupation a Moulder_Married_At the age of 27 years, on 4 Jan’y, 1864, enlisted in the 13th Unattached Co. Heavy Artillery, afterwards Company “T”, 3d Mass. Heavy Artillery_Mustered 20 Jan’y, 1864_Rank Private.
He took part in the expedition to Bermuda Hundred, movement from Hatcher’s Run to Petersburgh, {???} of her up to Appomattox Ct., at the time of his surrender, thence to Richmond_was never wounded. 31 May 1864 was taken sick with fever and ague, and was confined successively in McClellan Hospital, Hampton, Va., and {Millell’s Pt}, N.Y. Ill some seven weeks. {From} latter place was furloughed on {???} sickness for 30 days. He received one other furlough of 20 days from Richmond, Va. During his term of service his Co. was on detached duty as Engineers. He was detailed about 1 Nov. 1864 as Asst. Wagon Master to Pontoon Bridge Train #17; afterwards was on detached duty as orderly to Gen. {Michie}, chief of Engineers, Army of the James. He continue on detached duty till discharge.
Discharged {Gallaupe’s} Island, Boston Harbor, 21 Sept., 1865.


ca. 1861-1865


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