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Lucien Robertson, Civil War Soldier

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Lucien Robertson.

Born in Chicopee, Mass.___Son of Robert E. Robertson,___by occupation a Manufacturer,___Unmarried,___at the age of 22 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company F.___Mustered into service of the United States, June 21st', 1861.___His military record differs from that of the regiment in the following facts: In January 1862, received a furlough of seven days, and visited Chicopee. During the advance of the army up the Peninsula he was detailed with others as a guard to the baggage of Gen. Keyes. was appointed, or detailed as Clerk for Gen. Keyes, at his headquarters.___Was taken sick with typhoid fever, July 3rd., near Harrison's Landing, carried to Westover Hospital, and died on the 10th. of July, 1862. His body was buried near the hospital, and companions of his boyhood marked his grave with affectionate care.
One of his fellow-Soldiers wrote of him as follows: "His loss is deeply lamented among us. He was a young man of excellent character___kindhearted and generous,___ever ready to assist a comrade in trouble, and we feel that we have lost a companion and brother of whom we were proud. I hope you will convey to his parents our deep sympathy for their great loss, and our hope and belief that he has gone where he will reap an ample and just reward for his goodness".
Capt. H. C. Lombard, of Company F., also communicated his warmest sympathy for his parents in their great bereavement; assured them that, although their son died not on the field of battle, he died doing his duty and in his country's cause.
In March 1866 his remains were disinterred, brought to Chicopee and there buried.

Date

ca. 1861-1865

Rights

Public Domain

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Citation

“Lucien Robertson, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed November 27, 2014, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2842.