John S. Aitcheson, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
John S. Aitcheson
Born in Hartford, Conn.___ Son of Samuel Aitcheson,___ by occupation an Clerk, ___ Married,___ at the age of 24 enlisted for three years in the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.
October 16, 1861 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company D.
He participated with the regiment in the movements from Springfield to Annapolis,___ to Fortress Monroe__ thence to North Carolina,___ and in the battles of Roanoke Island, and Newbern.
In the named engagement, during the thickest of the fight, he was struck on the head by a fragment of some missile and slightly injured, not, however, so as to disable him from duty.
July 1, 1862, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned his commission September 16, 1862, and was honorably discharged from the service.