J. William Belcher, Civil War Soldier


J. William Belcher
Born in Chicopee, Mass._Son of John W. Belcher,_by occupation a Moulder,_Unmarried,_at the age of 24 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company D. Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
Previous to the complete organization of the company, Belcher was a prominent candidate, at the suggestion of his friends, for the office of Second Lieutenant of the company. But he readily withdrew his claims, when the opportunity came to fill up the ranks by a change in the proposed officers.
During the whole term of service Belcher participated in all duties and movements._Goldsboro expedition, on the Trent Road reconnoissances, at Plymouth, Gum Swamp affair, and Maryland Campaign,_and returned with the company to Chicopee July 21st, 1863.
Mustered out of service July 29th 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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“J. William Belcher, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 22, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2577.