Bartholomew Hayes, Civil War Soldier


Bartholomew Hayes
Born in Ireland,_Son of Patrick Hayes,_by occupation a Manufacturer,_Unmarried,_at the age of 18 enlisted in the regular United States Service, 4th Regiment of Infantry, at New York August 29th, 1859._The regiment was ordered to Oregon, via Panama and California, and there remained on active duty as defence against Indian hostility, til November 4th 1861, when they returned to New York,_Ordered at once to Washington, D.C. and joined to Gen. McClellan’s Army_March 10th 1862, was sent down to Yorktown Va. to take part in the siege.
May 3rd 1862, Hayes was struck on the side of the neck by a piece of shell, and seriously wounded._After two days was sent to hospital at Annapolis, Md._Discharged May 27th 1862, and came back to Chicopee
Enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols._Company D, and was mustered into service September 25th 1862. Promoted to Corporal on the 21st of March, 1863._He participated in all the service and movements of the regiment until May 30th 1863, when he re-enlisted for three years in the Heavy Artillery. Received a furlough of thirty days from that date and visited Chicopee.


ca. 1861-1865


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