Heman A. Cone, Civil War Soldier


Herman A. Cone.

Born in Colchester, Vt.___Son of Randall Cone,___by occupation a Farmer,___Unmarried,___at the age of 21 enlisted for three years in the 4th. Regiment of Infantry, Conn. Vols.___Mustered into service in May, 1861.__
May 23, 1861, the regiment broke camp, and proceeded to Hagerstown, Md. Thence through Williamsport, Frederick City, Darnestown, to join Gen. Banks forces. Thence to Washington, and arrived at Fort Richardson about the first of November, 1861.___By order, the regiment was here changed to Heavy Artillery, 1st. Regiment, Conn. Vols.__April 1, 1862 proceeded to the front of Yorktown, Va. and laid siege to that place.___Thence to the White House, and to Hanover Court House.___At this place, were detached for thirty days, and fought in all the battles before Richmond.___
On the return to Alexandria, the regiment resumed the siege train, and went into the defences of Washington.
In the last of March, 1863, Cone was detailed to serve in the signal corps near Washington.___Furloughed 7 days from Jan. 30, 1863, and again from April 3rd. to April 10th. 1863,__and visited Chicopee both times.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Heman A. Cone, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 20, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2810.