Joel H. Hendrick, Civil War Soldier


Joel H. Hendrick.

Born in West Suffield, Conn.___Son of Jabez Hendrick,___by occupation a Machinist,___Unmarried,___at the age of 24 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass Vols.__Comapny F.__
Mustered into service June 21, 1861, at Springfield, Mass.___
While the regiment was moving toward Richmond, during Gen. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign, he was detailed as a hospital attendant, May 1, 1862, at Warwick Court House.
June 25, 1862, he was wounded in the head by a musket ball. He was carried to the rear to the regimental hospital. Next morning, against the advice of the officers, he took his place at the front. Afterwards he was assigned to the care of the sick and wounded in the "seven days retreat", and at Harrison's Landing. Marched with the regiment to Yorktown, and thence proceeded by boat to Alexandria.
September 4, 1862, he was ordered by the Surgeon to assist him in the care of the sick during transportation to New York.__Arrived at David's Island on the 6th.__Remained there, suffering with general debility, till November 5th. following.__Then was sent to Fort Hamilton for transportation.__Started on the 8th., and arrived at "Convalescent Camp", Alexandria, on the 9th.__Rejoined the regiment at White Oak Church, Va., December 10, 1862, just in season to participate in the battle of Fredericksburg.
From that time until the expiration of his term of service, he was actively engaged in all the movements and engagements of the regiments__including the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and Gen. Grant's Campaign in 1864 before Richmond.
Returned with the regiment, arriving in Springfield June 25, 1864, and was mustered out of service on the 6th. of July following.


ca. 1861-1865


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