Frank Thornton, Civil War Soldier


Frank Thornton
Born in Ireland_Son of Frank Thornton_By occupation a Laborer_Unmarried_At the age of 21 years on 19 October, 1864, enlisted for one year in the 11th Reg. Maine Infantry Vol’s_Mustered in same date, and assigned to company “C”_Rank Private.
He was sent to Virginia to join his Reg. at Chapin’s Farm. The Command was, however, at that date doing duty in N.Y. City during the election of President. He remained in Va. Till his Reg. was ordered back to the field. He took part in the following actions: Hatcher’s Run, April 2, 1865, battle near Ft. Gregg, same day and Clover Hill near Appomattox Ct. April 9, 1865, when Lee Surrendered. Afterwards from 25 April to Oct. 18, 1865, he did duty with his Reg. in Richmond.
Discharged 18 Octo. 1865.
He was promoted to Corporal June 13, 1865.


ca. 1861-1865


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