George Blasdale, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Born in Calais, France, ___ Son of Matthew Blasdale, ___ by occupation a Machinist, ___ Unmarried, ___ at the age of 18 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company G. ___ Mustered into service on the 20th of September, 1861 , at Springfield, Mass.
Took part in duties and movements with the regiment till after the Battle of Roanoke Island. While on board of the transport on the way to Newbern, NC, was sick with chills and fever, and therefore was not landed with the rest of the regiment to engage in the Battle of Newbern. Subsequently he rejoined the company, but only was able to perform his duties in part.
He was discharged by reason of disability September 8th, 1862 and immediately returned to Chicopee.