William L. Wight, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
William L. Wight
Born in Gilead, ME, ___ Son of William Wight, ___ by occupation a Manufacturer, ___ Married, ___ at the age of 36 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company G.
Mustered into service in September, 1861
During the stay of the regiment at Annapolis, MD, previous to embarking for North Carolina, he was appointed Corporal. ___ February 1, 1863 he was promoted to Sergeant.
He served with the regiment in all the North Carolina campaign and thence back to Norfolk, VA. At the latter place, December 23, 1863, he reenlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer in the same regiment. He received the prescribed furlough of 30 days, ending February 15, 1864, and visited his family at Chicopee. (Sept. 1863, furloughed 13 days and visited Chicopee)
He took part in all the operations of his Reg. He later ( ) in the return in front of ( ) Bluff, May 16, 1864. He was confined in the ( ) at Andersonville, GA, ( ) he died in the fall of 1864.