William M. Cooley, Civil War Soldier


William M. Cooley
Born in Chicopee, Mass._Son of Sumner Cooley,_by occupation a Machinist,_Unmarried,_at the age of 23 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mas. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
He took part in all the service with the company, except on the Trent Road reconnoissances, when he was excused on account of sickness, and remained in his quarters.
After the return from Goldsboro, he was in the regimental hospital four days.
In the Maryland Campaign he accompanied the regiment as far as Berlin, Md.; there he obtained permission to visit his brother in camp with his regiment near by. While he was gone, his comrades moved away,a nd he did not rejoin them on the march, but arrived in Chicopee July 22nd, the next day after the company came.
Mustered out of service July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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“William M. Cooley, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2547.