William Hayes, Civil War Soldier


William Hayes
Born in Massachusetts_Son of Wm Hayes_by occupation a {???} {???}_Married_At the age of 28 years, on 18 Aug., 1862, enlisted for 3 years in 37th Reg. Mass. Vol. Infantry_Mustered 20 Aug. 1862_Assigned to company “K”_Rank corporal; subsequently reduced to Private.
He participated in all the operations of his Reg. till Octo. 1863, at which time, while his Reg. was on duty in N.Y., he deserted. Hayes is said by a comrade to have been a good soldier; and is supposed to have deserted because of an {???} ill-treatment at the hands of his company Commander.


ca. 1861-1865


Public Domain




“William Hayes, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 25, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2670.