Amos Bond, Civil War Soldier


Amos Bond
Born in Chester, N.H._Son of Amos Bond,_by occupation a Musician,_Married,_at the age of 42 enlisted as Leader of the Bank in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.
Mustered into service October 10, 1861, at Springfield, Mass.
During his connection with this regiment, he served, by detail, as assistant to the ambulance corps, in the battles of Roanoke Island, and Newbern.
August 20, 1862, he was mustered out of service, in accordance with an order of the War Department ot discharge all regimental banks form the service.
In the autumn of 1863, he received permission from Gen. Frank Wheaton to organize a band for the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps. Nov. 11, 1863, he was mustered into the service, at New York City, as leader of the band, and proceeded, with the band, through Washington and Alexandria to Brandy Station, Va., where they joined the brigade about the 20th following._Subsequently the band was changed to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Corps.
December 31, 1863, the brigade moved through Washington to Harper’s Ferry; remained there till April, 1864; then returned to Brandy Station. The 6th corps participated in all of Gen. Grant’s campaign before Richmond, in the spring and early part of the summer of 1864._In July, 1864, the corps was detached from the Army of the Potomac, and ordered through Washington to join the forces of Gen. Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. In the latter part of the year rejoined Gen. Grant’s army near Petersburg, Va.
In September and October 1864, Bond was furloughed about a month, and visited Chicopee and vicinity, to secure recruits for the band.
January 30, 1865, furloughed 20 days, for a similar purpose.
In the final assault against Richmond, Bond was at the front but took no active part {between} the {character} of his duties and was present at the surrender. He continued with his Brigade till its transfer to Washington, at which place he was mustered out of the service {Jan} 28, 1865
After his discharge he returned to Chicopee.


ca. 1861-1865


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