John B. Goff, Civil War Soldier


John B. Goff.

Born in Palmer, Mass.___Son of Lucius W. Goff,___by occupation a Machinist,___Unmarried,___at the age of 21 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company F.___Mustered into service June 21, 1861.___
He participated in all the movements and duties of the regiment until immediately after the Battle of Fair Oaks. He was then attacked with rheumatic fever, and carried to Chesapeake Hospital, at Fortress Monroe. At the end of two months he was convalescent, and was detailed to act as nurse and Ward Master in the hospital.
February 20, 1863, he was placed in charge of an engine for pumping water at the hospital, and in this duty he finished his term of service.
Discharged from service June 20, 1864, and arrived home in Chicopee on the 25th.___


ca. 1861-1865


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