Joseph W. Blake, Civil War Soldier
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
Joseph W. Blake.
Born in Derry, N.H.___Son of William Blake,___by occupation a Blacksmith,___Married,___at the age of 28 enlisted for three years in the 10th. Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols.__Company F.
Mustered into service June 21, 1861, at Springfield, Mass. He bore his first part in all duties and movements at "Camp Brightwood", in the Peninsula Campaign of Gen. McClellan___battles of "Williamsburg", "Fair Oaks", "Seven days fight", "Malvern Hill",___in the retreat from Harrison's Landing to Washington, and the advance towards the battle ground of Antietam. Up to this date, Blake's record is the same as that of the regiment.
After the battle of Antietam, he was detailed for duty in the Brigade Quartermaster's department, and continued in that capacity during the remainder of his term of service. He, therefore, moved with the brigade, and was not actively engaged in the subsequent battles.
Returned with the regiment, arriving at Springfield, June 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on the 6th. of July following.