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George Mason Abbey. Image courtesy of the Belchertown Historical Association

George Mason Abbey
Residence: Belchertown
(Image courtesy of the Belchertown Historical Association)

 

Washington Irving Allen Res: Vernon, NJ Occ: student

Washington Irving Allen
Res: Vernon, NJ
Occ: student
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Robert Bache Res.: Pittsfield Occ.: manufacturer (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Robert Bache
Res.: Pittsfield
Occ.: manufacturer
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

 

Adelbert Bailey Residence: Williamsburg Adelbert Bailey, born in Amherst, s/o Samuel B. Bailey & Violet Snow; m. 10/7/1869 Juliet Metcalf. Adelbert Bailey enlisted in the 31st Mass. Infantry as a sergeant 10/1/1861 and rose to full 1st Sergeant, serving until 9/9/1865. He was the last surviving Civil War veteran in Williamsburg, where the Baileys spent nearly all of their long married life together. They had one daughter, May, a dressmaker. Adelbert was listed as a tanner in his enlistment record, a currier in his marriage record, worked in the Haydenville Co. brass works in 1880, and finished his working life as the janitor in one of Williamsburg's schools. His death record listed him as a retired machinist. Williamsburg Historical Society has several images of him. (Image used by permission of the Williamsburg Historical Society.)

Adelbert Bailey
Residence: Williamsburg
Adelbert Bailey, born in Amherst, s/o Samuel B. Bailey & Violet Snow; m. 10/7/1869 Juliet Metcalf. Adelbert Bailey enlisted in the 31st Mass. Infantry as a sergeant 10/1/1861 and rose to full 1st Sergeant, serving until 9/9/1865. He was the last surviving Civil War veteran in Williamsburg, where the Baileys spent nearly all of their long married life together. Adelbert was listed as a tanner in his enlistment record, a currier in his marriage record, worked in the Haydenville Co. brass works in 1880, and finished his working life as the janitor in one of Williamsburg’s schools. His death record listed him as a retired machinist. Williamsburg Historical Society has several images of him. (Image used by permission of the Williamsburg Historical Society.)

 

Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (Image Library of Congress)

Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
(Image Library of Congress)

 

Dr. Edwin C. Bidwell, Surgeon (Image courtesy of Lyon Camp #10, (Vineland, NJ) Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.)

Dr. Edwin C. Bidwell, Surgeon
Residence: Middlefield, Mass.
(Image courtesy of Lyon Camp #10, (Vineland, NJ) Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.)

 

Lindorf Bixby Res: Somerville Corporal, Co. K

Lindorf Bixby
Res: Somerville, Corporal, Co. K
(Image courtesy of Jonathan Olly)

 

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Nelson Freeman Bond
Residence: Ware, Mass.
He was a a 22 year-old Student when he enlisted on 10/9/1861 as a 1st Sergeant. On 11/20/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. MA 31st Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL. He was wounded 6/14/1863 Port Hudson, LA. He received a promotion to 1st Lieut. on 2/20/1862, to Capt. on 4/15/1864, and to Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet. Intra-Regimental Company Transfers from company D to company A on 9/8/1864.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Sylvester B. Bond Res.: Ware Occ.: student (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Sylvester B. Bond
Res.: Ware
Occ.: student
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

believed to be Sylvester B. Bond res. Ware

believed to be Sylvester B. Bond
res. Ware
(image courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Lieut. Sylvester B. Bond, left, Capt. L. F. Rice, center, and Lieut. Joshua Leavitt, right (Image courtesy of Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Lieut. Sylvester B. Bond, left, Capt. L. F. Rice, center, and Lieut. Joshua Leavitt, right.
(Image courtesy of Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Elliot Bridgman. Image courtesy of the Belchertown Historical Association.

Elliot Bridgman
Residence: Belchertown
(Image courtesy of the Belchertown Historical Association)

 

George M. Burnham Residence Chicopee Falls MA; an 18 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 11/28/1861 as a Private. On 12/10/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. MA 31st Infantry He Re-enlisted on 2/8/1864 He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 16 (E. K. Wilcox) in Springfield, MA died 3/13/1926 After the War he lived in Springfield, MA

George M. Burnham
Residence Chicopee Falls
Was an 18 year-old Farmer when he enlisted on 11/28/1861 as a Private. On 12/10/1861 he mustered into “E” Co. MA 31st Infantry and he Re-enlisted on 2/8/1864. He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL. Member of GAR Post # 16 (E. K. Wilcox) in Springfield, MA and after the War he lived in Springfield, MA. He died 3/13/1926
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.)

 

Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Butler

Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Butler (Image from Library of Congress)

 

Chapman, Trelawney Clarendale Residence: Greenwich, Springfield Co. E

Trelawney Clarendale Chapman
Residence: Greenwich, Springfield
Co. E (Image from Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Gilman W. Clark Residence: Chester, Mass. 30 year-old mechanic; enlisted Nov. 11, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; disch. for disability, Jany. 6, 1865. (Image courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Gilman W. Clark
Residence: Chester, Mass.
30 year-old mechanic; enlisted Nov. 11, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; disch. for disability, Jany. 6, 1865. (Image courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Elisha P. Clarke Assistant Surgeon Res: Milford (Image from William M. Russo Collection)

Elisha P. Clarke
Assistant Surgeon
Res: Milford
(Image from William M. Russo Collection)

 

Cardinal H. Conant Res.: Boston Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Cardinal H. Conant
Res.: Boston
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Edward C. Cook Priv.; res. New Marlboro; farmer; enl. Dec. 13, 1861; must. Jany. 27, 1862; re-enlist. Feb. 14, 1864, as Corpl.; must. out Sept. 9, 1865; joined Lyon Post G.A.R. (Westfield) in 1890. (Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

Edward C. Cook
Priv.; res. New Marlboro; farmer;
enl. Dec. 13, 1861; must. Jany. 27, 1862; re-enlist. Feb. 14, 1864, as Corpl.; must. out Sept. 9, 1865;
joined Lyon Post G.A.R. (Westfield) in 1890.
(Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

 

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Russell D. Crocker
Residence: Wilbraham
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Frederick W. Damon Residence: Northampton, MA. He was an 18 year-old laborer when he enlisted on 1/24/1862 as a Private. On 1/24/1862 he was mustered into “G” Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 2/21/1864 and was mustered out on 7/9/1865. He received a promotion to Corporal on 6/11/1863. (Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Frederick W. Damon
Residence: Northampton, MA.
He was an 18 year-old laborer when he enlisted on 1/24/1862 as a Private. On 1/24/1862 he was mustered into “G” Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 2/21/1864 and was mustered out on 7/9/1865. He received a promotion to Corporal on 6/11/1863.
Photographer Robert G. Titcomb worked in Boston, 1862-63, before forming Titcomb Brothers, circa 1864, with his brother William.
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Martin S. Dodge Residence Easthampton MA. He was a 25 year-old blacksmith when he enlisted on 10/4/1861 as a Corporal. On 11/20/1861 he was mustered into "B" Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 3/25/1864 and was mustered out on 9/26/1865. He received a promotion to 1st Sergeant. (Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.)

Martin S. Dodge
Residence Easthampton MA.
He was a 25 year-old blacksmith when he enlisted on 10/4/1861 as a Corporal. On 11/20/1861 he was mustered into “B” Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 3/25/1864 and was mustered out on 9/26/1865. He received a promotion to 1st Sergeant.
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.)

 

Edwards, Elisha A. Res. Southampton Occ: farmer

Elisha A. Edwards
Res. Southampton
Occ: farmer
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Capt. Elisha A. Edwards

Elisha A. Edwards
Res. Southampton
38 year-old farmer; Actg. Captain, Nov. 20, 1861; comm. Feb. 20, 1862; mustered to date Nov. 20, 1861; resigned and discharged Sept. 5, 1862.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

George K. Edwards (Image courtesy of Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

George K. Edwards
Res. Southampton
enlisted Oct. 5, 1861 as a 23 year-old farmer; mustered in Nov. 20, 1861; discharged for disability, July 7, 1862 at New Orleans, La., as 1st Sergt. Also had service as 1st Lieut, in Co. “A” 2d Brigade D.C. Vols.
(Image courtesy of Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

Elbert H. Fordham Res.: Pittsfield Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Elbert H. Fordham
Res.: Pittsfield
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

John W. Gibbs Priv.; res. Ware; farmer; enl. Oct. 10, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; missing May 1, 1864, near Alexandria, La.; gained Sept. 30, 1864; must. out Nov. 19, 1864 as Corpl. (Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

John W. Gibbs
Priv.; res. Ware; farmer;
enl. Oct. 10, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; missing May 1, 1864, near Alexandria, La.; gained Sept. 30, 1864; must. out Nov. 19, 1864 as Corpl.
(Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

 

 

Colonel Oliver P. Gooding

Colonel Oliver P. Gooding
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Joseph L. Hallett Res.: Springfield Occ.: Accountant (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Joseph L. Hallett
Res.: Springfield
Occ.: Accountant
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

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Lester M. Hayden, Captain, Co. E; res: North Adams, MA; occ: merchant

 

Orrin S. Hopkins Res.: Millbury Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Orrin S. Hopkins
Res.: Millbury
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

William S. B. Hopkins Res.: Ware Occ.: attorney-at-law (Image courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

William S. B. Hopkins
Res.: Ware
Occ.: attorney-at-law
(Image courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

William S. B. Hopkins Res.: Ware Occ.: attorney-at-law (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

William S. B. Hopkins
Res.: Ware
Occ.: attorney-at-law
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

William S. B. Hopkins (as Lieut. Col.) (Image Courtesy of the William M. Russo Collection)

William S. B. Hopkins (as Lieut. Col.)
(Image Courtesy of the William M. Russo Collection)

 

Luther C. Howell
Res: Painted Post, N. Y.;
Enlisted as a 26 year-old student at Amherst College.
(Image courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College.)

 

Johnson, Albert N. Res. Bernardston; enlisted as 22-year old farmer, Feb. 5, 1862; re-enlist. March 7, 1864, as Sergt.; must. out Sept. 26, 1865.

Albert N. Johnson
Res. Bernardston;
enlisted as 22-year old farmer, Feb. 5, 1862;
re-enlist. March 7, 1864, as Sergt.; must. out Sept. 26, 1865.
(G.A.R. photo courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Gordon H. Johnson Residence: Conway

Gordon H. Johnson
Residence: Conway
(Image courtesy of the Conway Historical Society)

 

William Hatch Jones

William Hatch Jones
Residence: Roxbury MA.
He was a 20 year-old Architect when he enlisted as a 1st Sergeant on 2/5/1862. On 2/14/1862 he was mustered into “K” Co. MA 31st Infantry. He received an Intra-Regimental Company Transfers from company K to company F and he was Mustered Out on 11/26/1864. On 12/29/1864 he was commissioned into “A” Co., 1st MA Battn Cavalry and he was Mustered Out on 6/30/1865. He received a promotions to 2nd Lieut. on 12/1/1862 and to 1st Lieut. on 4/15/1864. He was 2nd Lieut (as of Co. A, 1st MA Battn Cavalry (26th NY Cav)) on 12/27/1864 and was promoted to 1st Lieut. on 4/10/1865.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

William Hatch Jones Res.: Roxbury Occ.: architect (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

William Hatch Jones
Res.: Roxbury
Occ.: architect
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Private Peter Keevey on Oak St. Plympton, Mass. 31st Mass., Co. K then B (Image from Keevey - Ruprecht Family Collection)

Private Peter Keevey on Oak St. Plympton, Mass.
31st Mass., Co. K then B
(Image from Keevey – Ruprecht Family Collection)

 

Frederick Monroe Hill Kendrick Residence Boston MA; a 24 year-old Clerk. Enlisted on 2/19/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant. On 2/19/1862 he was commissioned into "K" Co. MA 31st Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 8/7/1862 On 8/7/1862 he was commissioned into "H" Co. LA 1st Infantry He Resigned on 7/24/1863 On 3/25/1864 he was commissioned into Veteran Reserve Corps 19th He was Mustered Out on 10/31/1867 (Subsequent service in US Army from 10/22/1867 until retiring 10/05/1900) Promotions: * Capt 8/7/1862 (As of Co. H 1st LA Infantry) * Capt 3/25/1864 (As of Veteran Reserve Corps) (Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

Frederick Monroe Hill Kendrick
Residence Boston MA.
He was a 24 year-old Clerk when he enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on 2/19/1862. On 2/19/1862 he was commissioned into “K” Co. MA 31st Infantry and he was discharged for promotion on 8/7/1862. On that day, he was commissioned into “H” Co. LA 1st Infantry and he Resigned on 7/24/1863. On 3/25/1864 he was commissioned into Veteran Reserve Corps 19th. He was Mustered Out on 10/31/1867. Subsequent service in US Army from 10/22/1867 until retiring 10/05/1900. He received a promotion to Capt. on 8/7/1862, as of Co. H 1st LA Infantry. He was Capt 3/25/1864, as of Veteran Reserve Corps.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Frederick M. H. Kendrick(Image from William M. Russo Collection)

Frederick H. M. Kendrick
Res.: Boston, MA
(Image from William M. Russo Collection)

 

 

Frank S. Knight Residence: Hardwick (Image courtesy of the Hardwick Historical Society)

Frank S. Knight
Residence: Hardwick
(Image courtesy of the Hardwick Historical Society)

 

Joshua Leavitt Res.: Charlemont Occ.: farmer (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Joshua Leavitt
Res.: Charlemont
Occ.: farmer
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

George H. Lee Priv.; res. West Granville; laborer; enl. Oct. 24, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; disch. for disability, Oct. 25, 1862, New Orleans, La.; joined Lyon Post G.A.R. (Westfield) in 1884 (Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

George H. Lee
Priv.; res. West Granville; laborer;
enl. Oct. 24, 1861; must. Nov. 20, 1861; disch. for disability, Oct. 25, 1862, New Orleans, La.; joined Lyon Post G.A.R. (Westfield) in 1884
(Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

 

Alexander H. G. Lewis Res.: Blandford Occ.: farmer (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Alexander H. G. Lewis
Res.: Blandford
Occ.: farmer
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Joel D. Manning (Image courtesy of Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

Joel D. Manning
Res. Goshen
enlisted Oct. 16, 1861, as an 18 year-old farmer; mustered Nov. 20, 1861; discharged for disability, July 3, 1862. Also Co. “A” 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

David W. Maxwell Priv.; Occ. whip maker; enl. and must. Sept. 1, 1864 ; disch. July 31, 1865, Mobile, Ala.

David W. Maxwell
Priv.; occ. whip maker;
enl. and must. Sept. 1, 1864; disch. July 31, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
joined Lyon Post G.A.R. (Westfield) in 1870
(Image courtesy of Westfield Athenaeum)

 

Miller, Joseph Res. Springfield; enlisted as a 25-year old tailor, must. Dec. 9, 1861; missing April 8, 1864, Sabine Cross Roads, La.; gained July 19, 1864; must. out Jany. 8, 1865. (G.A.R. photo courtesy of Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Joseph Miller
Res. Springfield;
enlisted as a 25-year old tailor, must. Dec. 9, 1861; missing April 8, 1864, Sabine Cross Roads, La.; gained July 19, 1864; must. out Jany. 8, 1865.
(G.A.R. photo courtesy of Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

John Eugene Moore

John Eugene Moore, Company G
(image courtesy of Carol (Moore) Lawton)

 

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Marcus Morrison
Res. Shutesbury
enlisted Nov. 15, 1861, as an 18 year-old farmer; mustered in Nov. 20, 1861; re-enlisted Feb. 14, 1864; mustered out Sept. 9, 1865
(Image courtesy of Ray Roig)

 

Horace F. Morse Res.: Southampton Occ.: clergyman (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Horace F. Morse
Res.: Southampton
Occ.: clergyman
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Henry Nelligan (Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Henry Nelligan
Residence: Chicopee
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Edward Payson Nettleton Residence Chicopee Falls MA; a 27 year-old Teacher. Enlisted on 10/30/1861 as a Captain. On 10/30/1861 he was commissioned into "E" Co. MA 31st Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL He was listed as: * Wounded 5/1/1864 Alexandria, LA Promotions: * Lt Colonel 4/15/1864 * Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet * Colonel 6/7/1865 (Not Mustered)

Edward Payson Nettleton
Residence: Chicopee Falls, MA
He was a 27 year-old Teacher when he enlisted as a Captain on 10/30/1861. On 10/30/1861 he was commissioned into “E” Co. MA 31st Infantry and he was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL. He was wounded 5/1/1864 at Alexandria, LA. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel on 4/15/1864 and Colonel on 3/13/1865 by Brevet.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Thomas Folsom Norris, res: Somerville drummer boy, Co. K (image courtesy of Carolyn L. Jones, Fairbanks, AK)

Thomas Folsom Norris, circa 1889
res: Somerville
drummer boy, Co. K
(image courtesy of Carolyn L. Jones, Fairbanks, AK)

 

John R. Parsons Res.: Northampton Occ.: student (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

John R. Parsons
Res.: Northampton
Occ.: student
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

David T. Remington (Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

David T. Remington
Res. Savoy
enlisted Nov. 9, 1861 as an 18 year-old farmer; mustered in Nov. 20, 1861; re-enlisted Feb. 14, 1864; wounded April 8, 1864 at Sabine Cross Roads, La.; mustered out Sept. 9, 1865, as Corpl. of Co. “A”.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

Lewis Frederick Rice Residence Boston MA; a 22 year-old Civil Engineer. Enlisted on 2/20/1862 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 2/20/1862 he was commissioned into "G" Co. MA 31st Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL Promotions: * Capt 10/10/1863 (As of Co. D) * Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet * Major 6/7/1865 (Not Mustered) Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 1/1/1864 from company G to company D

Lewis Frederick Rice
Residence: Boston MA
He was a 22 year-old Civil Engineer when he enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant on 2/20/1862. On 2/20/1862 he was commissioned into “G” Co. MA 31st Infantry and he received an Intra-Regimental Company Transfer on 1/1/1864 from company G to company D. He was Mustered Out on 9/9/1865 at Mobile, AL. He was promoted to Capt. on 10/10/1863, as of Co. D and to Major by Brevet on 3/13/1865.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Lewis Frederick Rice Res.: Boston Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Lewis Frederick Rice
Res.: Boston
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Charles Rust Res.: Easthampton Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Charles Rust
Res.: Easthampton
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Fordyce A. Rust Res.: Easthampton Occ.: mechanic (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Fordyce A. Rust
Res.: Easthampton
Occ.: mechanic
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

George W. Sears Res.: Pittsfield Occ.: druggist (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

George W. Sears
Res.: Pittsfield
Occ.: druggist
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Daniel W. Sherman Residence: North Brookfield, MA. He was a 23 year-old shoemaker when he enlisted on 1/29/1862 as a Private. On 2/19/1862 he was mustered into "H" Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He was discharged on 2/18/1865 at Boston, MA. He received a promotion to Sergeant. He was transferred from company H to company D. (Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.)

Daniel W. Sherman
Residence: North Brookfield, MA.
He was a 23 year-old shoemaker when he enlisted on 1/29/1862 as a Private. On 2/19/1862 he was mustered into “H” Co. of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He was discharged on 2/18/1865 at Boston, MA. He received a promotion to Sergeant. He was transferred from company H to company D.
(Image courtesy of the Wood Museum of Springfield History.)

George F. Smith (Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

George F. Smith
Res. Chester
enlisted Nov. 7, 1861 as a 26 year-old wood turner; mustered Nov. 20, 1861 as corporal; wounded May 25, 1863 at Port Hudson, La.; discharged for disability, Sept. 17, 1864 at Readville, Mass.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

James W. Smith Residence Hadley MA; a 26 year-old Clerk. Enlisted on 11/20/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 11/20/1861 he was commissioned into "C" Co. MA 31st Infantry He Resigned on 4/10/1862 On 8/11/1862 he was commissioned into "D" Co. MA 34th Infantry He was discharged on 7/28/1863 (Discharged by SO #331 War Dept) Promotions: * Actg 1st Lieut 11/20/1861 (Not Commissioned by Gov of MA) * 1st Lieut 8/6/1862 (As of Co. D 34th MA Inf)

James W. Smith
Residence: Hadley, MA
He was a 26 year-old Clerk when he enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant on 11/20/1861. On 11/20/1861 he was commissioned into “C” Co., MA 31st Infantry. He Resigned on 4/10/1862. On 8/11/1862 he was commissioned into “D” Co. MA 34th Infantry and he was discharged on 7/28/1863. (Discharged by SO #331 War Dept.) He was promoted to Actg 1st Lieut. on 11/20/1861 (Not Commissioned by Gov of MA). He was promoted to 1st Lieut on 8/6/1862, as of Co. D, 34th MA Inf.
(Image used with permission from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

Stearns, Francis D. Res. Ware; enlisted as a 22-year old painter and must. Nov. 20, 1861; discharged for disability, Aug. 28, 1863, Baton Rouge, La. (G.A.R. photo courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Francis D. Stearns
Res. Ware;
enlisted as a 22-year old painter and must. Nov. 20, 1861; discharged for disability, Aug. 28, 1863, Baton Rouge, La.
(G.A.R. photo courtesy Wood Museum of Springfield History)

 

Benjamin Taylor Res.: Pittsfield Occ.: clerk (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Benjamin Taylor
Res.: Pittsfield
Occ.: clerk
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Dennis Town The subject of this photograph, was engaged with his Regiment, the 31st Mass. Vol. in the siege of Port Hudson, as follows: 1st. In a heavy skirmish on the 25th of May, 1863. 2d. In a determined advance and assault on the 27th of May. 3d. In the bloody general assault of the 14th of June. He always behaved with gallantry, and after the 14th of June remained in the trenches consecutively some two weeks with the working details who were undermining the works of the enemy. He tendered his services to Maj. Gen. Banks to blow up the fortifications if he could have enough powder, but the surrender on the 8th of July deprived him of the coveted opportunity. I certify this at his request, for the friend to whom he desires present this. W. S. B. HOPKINS, Late Lieut. Col. Commanding 31st Mass. Vol's.

Dennis Town
“The subject of this photograph, was engaged with his Regiment, the 31st Mass. Vol. in the siege of Port Hudson, as follows:
1st. In a heavy skirmish on the 25th of May, 1863.
2d. In a determined advance and assault on the 27th of May.
3d. In the bloody general assault of the 14th of June.
He always behaved with gallantry, and after the 14th of June remained in the trenches consecutively some two weeks with the working details who were undermining the works of the enemy. He tendered his services to Maj. Gen. Banks to blow up the fortifications if he could have enough powder, but the surrender on the 8th of July deprived him of the coveted opportunity. I certify this at his request, for the friend to whom he desires present this.”
W. S. B. HOPKINS, Late Lieut. Col. Commanding 31st Mass. Vol’s. (Image courtesy of Don Desjardins, Craig Simmons, & Bill Cote.)

 

Richard F. Underwood Res.: Belchertown Co. F

Richard F. Underwood
Res.: Belchertown
enlisted Dec. 11, 1861 as a 20 year-old farmer; mustered Feb. 19, 1862; re-enlisted Feb. 12, 1864; wounded April 8, 1864 at Sabine Cross Roads, La.; mustered out Sept. 9, 1865 as Corpl. of Co. “D”.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

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Gilbert P. Warfield
Res. Great Barrington
enlisted Feb. 6, 1862 as an 18 year-old farmer; mustered Feb. 19, 1862; discharged for disability, Dec. 26, 1862 at Kenner, La.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

Willard Watkins Res.: Ashland Occ.: shoemaker (Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

Willard Watkins
Res.: Ashland
Occ.: shoemaker
(Image courtesy Special Collections & Archives, Frost Library, Amherst College)

 

Charles M. Wheldon Residence Pittsfield MA; a 41 year-old Druggist. Enlisted on 11/25/1861 as a Lieut Colonel. On 11/25/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff MA 31st Infantry He Resigned on 12/23/1862

Charles M. Wheldon
Residence: Pittsfield MA
He was a 41 year-old Druggist when he enlisted as a Lieut Colonel on 11/25/1861. On 11/25/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff of the 31st Mass. Infantry. He Resigned on 12/23/1862.

 

Joseph E. Wilder Residence Hanover MA; a 22 year-old Student. Enlisted on 11/9/1861 as a Corporal. On 11/20/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. MA 31st Infantry He Re-enlisted on 2/10/1864 He was Killed on 4/8/1864 at Sabine Cross Roads, LA Promotions: * Sergt 8/20/1862 * Qtr Master Serg 4/1/1863 Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 4/1/1863 from company D to Field & Staff

Joseph E. Wilder
Residence: Hanover MA
He was a 22 year-old Student when he enlisted as a Corporal on 11/9/1861. On 11/20/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. MA 31st Infantry and he Re-enlisted on 2/10/1864. He was Killed on 4/8/1864 at Sabine Cross Roads, LA. He was promoted to Sergt. on 8/20/1862 and to Qtr Master Serg. on 4/1/1863. On that day he received an Intra-Regimental Company Transfer from company D to Field & Staff.
(Image used with permission of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS).)

 

John Woodruff (Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

John Woodruff
Res. Southampton
enlisted Oct. 7, 1861 as a 24 year-old engineer; mustered Nov. 20, 1861 as corporal; discharged for disability, June 12, 1862, New Orleans, La.
(Image courtesy Special Collections, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA)

 

Brig. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler (Image Library of Congress)

Brig. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler
(Image Library of Congress)

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Image Gallery

  1. I hope to see a photo of Miles Farlin of Company C. The hard work done compiling photos and info on this site is very appreciated.

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