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James F. McElwin, Civil War Soldier

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James F. McElwin
Born in Palmer, Mass._Son of William McElwin_By occupation a Machinist_Single_At the age of 16 on the 25 March 1865, enlisted for one year in the 62d Reg. Mass. Infantry Vol’s, Company “C”. Mustered into service about 30 March_Rank Private.
Joined the nucleus of his Reg. at Camp {Migs}, Readville, Mass. 28 March. Then remained ill the discharge, or muster out, of the members of the Reg. by special orders War Department, on account of the cessation of active hostilities because of the general surrender of the rebel forces. He was mustered out with his comrade on the 5 May, and at once returned to Chicopee. The Reg. numbered at that date of discharge 462 men. McElwin is the third member of the seven family who came forward at the country’s call. His brother served gallantly through three years of arduous service.


ca. 1861-1865


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