Horace H. Knapp, Civil War Soldier


Horace H. Knapp.

Born in Lowell, Mass.___Son of Daniel Knapp,___by occupation a Manufacturer,___Unmarried,___at the age of 18 enlisted for three years inthe 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.___Company F.___Mustered into service June 21st., 1861.
He accompanied the regiment and participated in all its deeds until about two weeks after the Battle of Fair Oaks.__He was then attacked with fever, and carried to White House. Thence by a hospital transport, was transferred to the Chesapeake Gen'l Hospital at Fortress Monroe.___Remained there about three months and then was sent on to Washington to rejoin his regiment.__Was delayed three weeks in Alexandria; thence went to Harper's Ferry, and finally rejoined his comrades at White Plains, Va., on their return from the Maryland Campaign in the autumn of 1862.
In March, 1863, he, with about thirty others, was temporarily detached from the regiment to guard, and assist in managing one of the army balloons.__Continued on this detailed service till about the 20th. of June following.__Therefore, he was not actively engaged in the battles of Chancellorsville, and Salem Heights.___Rejoined the regiment at Fairfax Station, the ballooning having been abandoned.
After this time, he was on regular duty during the remainder of his term of service, and bore his part in all the movements and engagements.
Returned with the regiment, arriving at Springfield June 25, 1864, and was mustered out of service on the 6th. of July following.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Horace H. Knapp, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 25, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2836.