William H. Martin, Civil War Soldier


William H. Martin
Born in Smithfield, R.I._Son of Wm. H. Martin_Idler at date of enlistement_Unmarried_At the age of 19, on enlisted as recruit in the 15th Reg. Massachusetts Vol. Infantry_Date of Muster is unknown_Joined his regiment at Fortress Monroe_
Was in the 15th {bat} a short time when was discharged for disability_Not long after his return North he enlisted a second time in a Vermont Reg. then forming with which he served nearly one year when he was transferred to an infantry regiment in the Regular Army. While stationed with this Reg. at Harper’s Ferry he was captured on its {???} by Gen. Miles. His Regiment was paroled and was sent west on a campaign against the Indians. Representations against the {???} on the part of the rebel authorities having been made, the {???} of the command was {slayed} by orders of the War Department and it was returned to parole camp where it was held till exchanged. With this command he took part in the final campaign against Richmond. On the expiration of his term of service of 3 years he enlisted for a third time in a Regular Infantry Regiment and {???} July 1867 on the plains serving against the Indians.
Note: The forgoing information is as complete as could be got from the {folds} of M. Martin. Dates could not be recalled satisfactorily.


ca. 1861-1865


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“William H. Martin, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 18, 2017, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2443.