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Edgar Clough, Civil War Soldier

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Edgar Clough.

Born in Springfield, Mass.___Son of Joseph Clough,___by occupation a Gunsmith,___Unmarried,___at the age of 21 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.__Company E.
Mustered into service June 21, 1861.__
During the following winter, while the regiment werein camp at Brightwood, Clough was sick in hospital four weeks.
He accompanied the regiment in all movements and participated in all the battles, excepting the Battle of Fair Oaks, when Co. E was detailed for picket duty, until December 20, 1863.
At that date he reenlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer in the same regiment. He received the prescribed furlough of 35 days, dated February 10th., 1864, and visited his friends in Chicopee.
After his return he was in regular service with his company until May 6, 1864.__On that day, in the battle of the Wilderness, he was severely wounded in the right arm, the muscle being nearly all carried away. Was carried to Campbell Hospital, at Washington. Furloughed from the hospital, and arrived home on the 10th. of June.
he died in Chicopee Falls 1866
Died in Chicopee May 13, 1866.

Date

ca. 1861-1865

Rights

Public Domain

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Citation

“Edgar Clough, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed November 21, 2014, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2824.