Edward S. Pendleton, Civil War Soldier


Edward S. Pendleton

Born in Chicopee, Mass.___Son of Sylvanus Pendleton,___by occupation a Farmer,___Unmarried,___at the age of 18 enlisted, July 24, 1862, as a recruit to the 27th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.
Remained in camp four weeks at Cambridge, Mass.___Joined the regiment at Newbern, N.C. and was assigned to Company G.
In the expedition towards Goldsboro, N.C., December 1862, he was unable to take part.
During the month of August 1863 he was sick in hospital ten days.
He participated in all other movements and duties until the 31st of December 1863, at which date he reenlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer in the same regiment. He received the prescribed furlough of 30 days, dated February 11th, 1864, and visited his friends in Chicopee. With his Reg. he participated in 1864, in the battle of Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburgh. March 8, 1865, at the Engagement of Swift's Creek, N.C., he rec;d a flesh wound in the front of the left ankle. In this battle he was captured by the enemy and taken to Goldsboro, N.C., where he was well cared for by the citizens of the place. Was recaptured from the enemy after having been prisoner but two weeks. Was then taken to Newbern, where, April 10, 1865, his leg was amputated. Was never on detailed duty or sick while in the service.
Jan 26, 1865, was mustered out with his regiment. Confined in hospital at that time on account of his wound, he was unable to take his discharge till 23d Nov., 1865.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Edward S. Pendleton, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed December 14, 2017, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2792.