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MILITARY 



AND 



NAVAL HISTORY 



OF 



RESIDENTS OF KENNEBUNK, 



ENLISTED DURING THE LATE CIVIL WAR. 




MILITARY 



NAVAL HISTORY 



OF 



RESIDENTS OF KENNEBUNK, 



WHO 



ENLISTED DURING THE LATE CIVIL WAR. 



BY ANDREW WALKER 



KENNEBUNK: 
1868. 






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At a public meeting held in this town, in the spring of 1862, 
I was requested to keep a military history of each resident sol- 
dier who went from Kennebunk, during the late civil war. I 
have tried to do as requested, and the following imperfeft ac- 
count is the result. All persons who may know of any soldier 
or seamen, whose name is here omitted, or discover any mis- 
take made in the record, will confer a favor by informing the 
writer. 

ANDREW WALKER. 

Kennebunk, Feb. 15, 1868. 



VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS, 

>\ESIDENTS OF KENNEBUNK, WHO ENLISTED IN 1861. 



AMOS C. EMP:RS0N, son of Washington Emerson ; ist 
Regt., Co. I, United States Artillery. He enlisted in April, 1861, 
and was discharged at the expiration of his term of service, in April, 
1864. 

JOSEPH C. HILL, Sergeant, a law-student, formerly of York ; 
2d Regt., Co. B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted May 11, 1861 ; by 
an unexplained cause was discharged in July, 1861. He was mus- 
tered in Second Lieutenant of Co. A, First Regt. Maine Cavalry, 
Oft. 31, 1861, which position he resigned, 061. 24, 1862. He was 
in Kennebunk but a few months before the war commenced, and 
did not return after the war was over. 

ROBERT HATCH, Sergeant, son of Robert P. Hatch ; 2d 
Regt., Co. B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted May 11, 1861, was pro- 
moted sergeant Aug. i, i86i,in place of J. C. Hill. At the battle 
of Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, i8'i2, he was wounded by a shot 
in his shoulder; will probably lose the use of his arm during life, 
as it was paralyzed when he was discharged by a certificate of dis- 
ability at Fort McHenr\-, Baltimore, Md., Oft. 30, 1862. 

HARRISON SARGENT, adopted son of N. K. Sargent ; 2d 
Regt., Co. B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted May 11, 1861, was dis- 
charged by a certificate of disability. May 17, 1862. He was mus- 
tered into the 5th Regt., Co. C, Maine Infantry, as a recruit, Sept. 
19, 1862, and died of consumption, at Point Lookout Hospital, 
Md., Feb. 15, 1865, aged 34 years. 

JOHN L. TAYLOR, Corporal, son of James Taylor; 2d Regt. 
Co. B, Mass. Infantry. He was enrolled May 17, 1861, and dis- 
charged, Dec. 9, 1863, at Estell Springs, Tennessee, by reason of 
second enlistment in the same Regt. pnd Co. His second dis- 
charge was at Washington, D. C, July 14, 1865. 



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rilA'I'CIlI'.R I. IIl'Fl', son of Seth HulT, of Kennebunkport ; 
2fl Rcgt., Co. B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in May, 1861, was 
wounded in his right side and arm, at the battle of Cedar Moun- 
tain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862, was a prisoner in Richniond one month. 
Discharged by a certificate of disabilit)-, a( .Alexandria, Va., Feb. 

KDWARl) 15. P.rTL.VNl), son of Isaac Butland ; zd Regt., 
Co. R, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in May, 1861, was wounded 
in his side, at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. 
Discharged at Chattanooga, I'enn., May 23, 1864, his term of ser- 
vice having expired. 

JESSE M. STEVENS, son of Frederick Stevens, 2d Regt., Co. 
B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in May, 1861. was killed at the 
battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, aged 23 years. 

JAMES PORTER HILL, son of Alvah Hill ; 2d Regt., Co. B, 
Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in May, 186 1. Near the close of 
the year 1862, by the consent of the officers of the 2d Regt., he 
enlisted in the 4th Regt., Co. F, V. S. Regular Artillery. He was 
discharged from the U. S. service in March, 1867. 

JOHN G. KNIGHTS, son of Abel Knights ; 2d Regt., Co. K, 
X Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in May 1861, and died of fever, Feb. 
10, 1862, in Frederick city, Md., aged 20 years. His remains were 
brought home. 

JOSHUA HATCH, Jr., son of Joshua Hatch ; 5th Regt., Co. 
D, Mass. Infantr}-, a three months regiment. He enlisted in May, 
186 1, and received his first discharge in August, 1861. He after- 
wards re-enlisted as Sergeant, for nine months' service in the 50th 
Regt., Co. G, Mass. Infantry. 

EDWARD W. KIMBALL, Wagoner, son of Joseph Kimball, 
farmer, nth Regt., Co. F, Mass. Infantry. He was enrolled April 
30, 1861, and discharged from LT. S. .service, June 24, 1864, at Bo.s- 
ton, Mass., by reason of three years' service. Copy of a note on 
his discharge ; "Participated in McDowell's, McClellaii's, Pope's, 
Burnside's, Hooker's, Meade's, and Grant's campaigns, — a brave 
and true soldier." 

MICAJAH POPE, known in the army as William Ross ; 42d 
Regt., Co. C, New York Infantry. He enlisted, Aug. 16, 1861 ; 
was detached from this Regt., August, 28, 1861, to the "Signal 



Corps" of the Army of the Potomac. Was discharged at the 
headquarters of that army, August i6, 1864, in consequence of ex- 
piration of his term of ser\ice. Note on his discharge : "A good 
and faithful soldier." 

GEORGE G. DOWNING, son of John Downing ; 2d Regt., of 
Maine Infentry. He was mustered in as a musician, August 30, 
1861, and discharged in the summer of 1862, by Act of Congress 
discharging regimental bands of music. 

ALBERT WEBBER, son of Johnson Webber ; 5th Regt., Co. 
B, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, June 24, 1861. While retreat- 
ing with the army of the Potomac, June 27, 1862, from near Rich- 
mond, Va., to James river, he was shot and taken prisoner. He 
died of his wound, the next day, aged 21. 

SETH PRENTISS WHITTEN, son of Seth Whitten ; 5th 
Regt., Co. B, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, June 24, 1861, 
and deserted July 25, 1861 ; afterwards re-enlisted by the name of 
JOHN P. HILL, (as is reported,) in the 8th Regt., Co. I, New 
Hampshire Infantry. He died of fever. in a New Orleans hospital, 
August 16, 1862, aged 19. 

LORENZO S. EMERY, son of Joshua Emery, Jr. ; 5th Regt., 
Co. C, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, June 24, 186 1, and 
deserted Sept. 7, 186 1, according to published report of the Adju- 
tant General 

BENJAMIN E. BURGESS, son of Richard Burgess ; 7th Regt., 
Co. D, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, August 21, 1861. W'hile as- 
sisting to convey a stick of timber in the trenches at Yorktown, 
his back was badly hurt. He was discharged ni Oct., 1862, at Cen- 
tre street hospital, at Newark, N. J., in consequence of injuries 
received in the service. Died at home, December 18, 1862, aged 
20. 

GEORGE W. EMERSON, son of Washington Emerson ; 7th 
Regt, Co. G., Maine Infantry. Mustered in August 21, 1861. 
He was discharged, by a certificate of disability, March 8, 1862, 
at Camp Griffin, Fairfax County, Va. [See 27th Regt.] 

WASHINGTON EMERSON, Corporal, formerly of Portland ; 
8th Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Sept. 7, 1861. 
He died of consumption, at Port Royal, South Carolina, Dec. 27, 
1863, aged 42. 



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SAMUEL COLE, Sergfeant, son of John Cole ; 8th Regt., Co. 
1'", Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Sept. 7, 186 1. He was dis- 
charged from U. S. service, Sept. 15, 1864, at Augusta, Maine^ by 
reason of three years' service. 

PLUMMER A. ADJUTANT, son of George W. Adjutant ; 8th 
Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Sept. 7, 1861. lit 
March, 1864, he re-enlisted in the same regiment and company. 
Was discharged at Fortress Monroe, Jan. 19, 1866. 

WILLL\M H. CLARK, son of Abiathar Clark ; 8th Regt., 
^r Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept. 7, 186 1 ; died 

of chronic diarrhoea, at U. S. Hospital in Philadelphia, 061. 20, 
r864, aged 20 years. His remains were brought home. 

GEORGE STORER DUTCH, formerly of Brownfield ; 8th 

. 1 H.<igt., Co. F., Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept. 7, 1861; 

was wounded in liis left leg, at the battle of Cole Harbor, June 3, 

1864, and discharged by a certificate of disability, June i, 1865, at 

the hospital in Augusta, Maine. 

DAVID H. KNIGHTS, son of Abel Knights; 8th Regt., Co. 
^ F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept. 7, 186 1, and died 
at Hampton, \'a.. Hospital, April 18, 1865, ^^gt^tl 21 years. 

OLIVER M. COUSENS, son of Jeremiah Cousens ; 8th Regt. 
Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept. 7, 1861, and 
discharged by a certificate of disability, June 24, 1862. 

HORACE JUNKINS, Corporal, son of James Junkins ; 8th 
Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept. 7, 1861; 
was reported "Missing," May 16, 1864, and not heard from since. 
He was 30 years of age. 

EMERSON SMITH, son of Jeremiah Smith ; loth Regt., Co. 
A, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Otl. 4, 1861, and dis- 
charged by a certificate of disability, at Stafford Court House, Va., 
April 24, 1863. 

JOHN MOODY, son of James Moody; loth Regt., Co. A, 
Maine Inf^mtry. He was mustered in, Oft. 4, 186 1, and died of 
fever, at the Relay House, near Baltimore, Md., Jan. 3, 1862, aged 
21 years. His remains were brought home. 

FREDERICK STEVENS, Jr., son of Frederick Stevens; 
loth Regt., Co. A, 'Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, 061. 4, 



t36i, and deserted May 13, 1S63, accordir.g to published report 
of the Adjutant General. 

NAHUM LITTLEFIELD, son of Abram Littlefield ; loth 
Regt., Co. A, Maine Infontry. He was mustered in, Ocl. 4, 1861, 
and discharged by certificate of disability, at Stafford Court House, 
Va., 4pril 24, 1863. 

GEORGE W. HATCH, son of Joseph Hatch ; loth Regt., Co. 
A, Maine Infimtry. He was mustered in, Oct. 16, 186 r, and dis- 
charged at Augusta, Me., Oct. 18, 1S64, by reason of expiration of 
term of service. He was transferred to the 29th Regt., a few 
months before his discharge. 

BENJAMIN F. OAKES, Sergeant, son of Benjamin Oakes ; 
1st Regt., Co. E, Maine Infimtry. He was mustered in at Port- 
land, May 3, 186 1, for three months' service, and mustered out at 
the same place, Aug. 5, 186 1. He then re-enlisted in the loth 
Regt, Co. E, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Oct. 4, 186 1 ; was 
wounded at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862, and discharged 
by a certiticate of disabiHty, at Buttonwood street hospital, Phila- 
delphia, Dec. 2;^, 1862. 

JOSEPH LITTLEFIELD, Corporal, son of John Litdefield : 
loth Regt, Co. A, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, 061. 16, 
1861. While in Tennessee, Feb. 22, 1864, he re-enlisted in the 
29th Regt., Co. F, ; was discharged by a certificate of disability at 
Hilton Head, S. C, May 21, 1866. 

ROBERT P. JUNKINS, son of Paul Junlcins ; a musician in 
the ist Regt of Maine Cavalry. He Was friiisfered in, 061. 31, 
1861, and discharged at Warrington, Va,, Aug. 26, 1863, by order 
discharging regimental bands of music. 

TRISTRAM GOODWIN, son of Ivory Good\tirt ; a musician 
in the ist Regt. of Maine Cavalry. He was mustered irt, 061. 31, 

1861, and discharged at Warrington, Va., Aug. 26, 1862', by Order 
discharging regimental bands of music. 

ORVILLE D. BRYANT, son of William M. Bryant ; a musi- 
cian in the 28th Regt of Mass. Infantry. He was mustered into- 
the army in the fall of 186 1, and discharged in the summer of 

1862, by order discharging regimental bands of music. 

LEWIS W. BUTTERFIELD, formerly of Chesterville ; 12th 
Regt, Co. H, Maine Infmtry. He was mustered in, Nov. 15, 



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1 86 1, and died of yellow fe\er in St. James hospital, Xew Orleans, 
June 9, 1862, aged 34. 

ISRAEL KIMBALL, son of Israel Kimball ; 6th Regt., Co. 
H, New Hampshire Infontry. He was enrolled, Nov. 16, 1861, 
and discharged by a certificate of disability at Island Hall general 
hospital in Washington, D. C, Dec. 16, 1862. 

JOHN \V. HANSCOM, formerly of Portsmouth, N. H.; 14th 
Regt., Co. K, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Dec. 17, 1861, 
and discharged by a certificate of disability from the St. James 
hospital, New Orleans, June 25, 1862. (See 2d Cavalry Regt.) 



WHO ENLISTED IN 1862. 

JOHN BUNKER, a barber, fonner residence unknown ; in Jan. 
or Feb., 1862, he enlisted as a musician in the ist Regt., of Maine 
( !a\'alry, was taken sick before he was mustered into U. S. Service 
and died of congestion of the lungs, in the hospital at Augusta, 
March 2d, 1862, aged 24 years, 

JOSEPH G. KNIGHTS, son of Abel Knights; 31st Regt., Co. 
B, Mass. Infantry. He enlisted in the spring of 1862, was dis- 
charged by a certificate of disability from St. James' hospital. New 
Orleans, June 20th, 1862. 

BENJAMIN REMICH, formerly of Strong; 8th Regt., Co. H, 
Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Feb. 11, 1862 ; re-enlisted in 
the same regiment and company, Feb. 29, 1864; was discharged at 
Fortress Monroe, Jan. 19, 1866. 

F. AUGUSTUS BUTE AND, Sergeant, son of Isaac Butland ; 
17th Regt., Co. K, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 18, 
1862; wounded in both legs at the battle of Gettysburg, Penn., 
July 3, 1863, and died in a hospital in that place, Sept. 5, 1863, 
aged 32 years. His remains were brought home. 

ALVAH JELLESON, son of Ivory Jelleson; 19th Regt., Co. 
K, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, August 25, 1862; wound- 
ed in his left thigh, at the battle of Gettysburg, Penn., July 3, 1863; 
discharged by a certificate of disability, at Christian Street hospi- 
tal, Philadelphia, March i, 1864. 



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CHARLES M. KIMBALL, son of Simon Kimball ; 5th Regt., 
Co. G, Mass. Infantry. He was mustered into U. S. service, Oct., 
1862, to serve nine months, and mustered out, at Wenliam, Mass., 
July 2, 1863. 

SAMUEL C. THOMPSON, son of Benjamin F. Thompson; 
36th Regt., Co. I, Mass. Infantry. He was mustered in, Sept., 
1862, and died of chronic diarrhoea, at Portsmouth Grove, Rhode 
Island hospital, Jan. 25, 1864, aged 22 years. His remains were 
brought home. 

GEORGE H. OAKES, son of Bradford Oakes; 43d (Tiger) 
Regt., Co. K, Mass. Infantry. He was mustered into U. S. ser- 
vice, Ocl. 30, 1862, to serve nine months, and mustered out, July 
30, 1863. 

ENOCH F. MITCHELL, son of James Mitchell; 44th Regt., 
Co. B, Mass. Infontry. He was enrolled August 29, 1862, to serve 
nine months, and was discharged June 18, 1863, at Readville, 
Mass. 

He was employed also in the Construction Corps of the U. S. 
Military Railroad Division of Mississippi, from August 29, 1864 
to April 8, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at Newbern, 
N. C. When he enlisted in the army he was, for a short time only, 
a resident of Newton, Mass. Soon after that time, his wife and 
family returned to Kennebunk. 

Twenty-nine soldiers, from Kennebunk in August, 1862, received 
from the town a bounty of $4325, that is, 28 recruits for old regiments 
received $150 each, and one soldier, who joined a new regiment, 
received $125. 

ALVAH J. RIDEOUT, son of John H. Rideout ; 8th Regt., 
Co. B, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, August 15, 1862. 
In a skirmish near Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, he was reported 
"Missing." It was afterwards ascertained that he died in prison 
at Florence, S. C, Nov. 15, 1864, aged t,6. 

ORRIN R. LITTLEFIELD, son of Leonard Littlefield; 
Regt., Co. B, Maine Infontry. Mustered in, Aug. 16, 1862, and 
discharged at Richmond Va., June 11, 1865. 

GEORGE A. WENTWORTH, formerly of Ossippee, N. H. ; 
Sth Regt., Co. B, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, 
and discharged at Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. 



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JOHN \V. TREADWELL, son of Joshua E. Treadwell ; 8th 
Regt., Co. C, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, and 
discharged at Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. 

ELEAZER CLARK, Jr., son of Eleazer Clark, of Weils ; 8th 
Regt., Co. C, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. He 
was promoted to the quarter-master's department, as commissary 
Sergeant of non-commissioned staff, Jan. 16, 1865. Was discharged 
at Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. 

JESSE H. WEBSTER, son of Charles Webster ; 8th Regt., 
Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 11, 1862, and 
discharged by certificate of disability at Portsmouth Grove, R. I., 
hospital, April 5, 1864. 

CHARLES J. WEBSTER, son of Charles Webster ; 8th Regt., 
Co. F Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 11, 1862, and 
died of typhoid fever at Hilton Head, South Carolina, June 10, 
1863, aged 19. 

ALBERT JUNKINS, son of James Junkins;8th Regt., Co. F, 
Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, and dis- 
charged at Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. 

WILLIAM JUNKINS, son of James Junkins ; 8th Regt., Co. 
F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, and died 
suddenly of heart disease, at Richmond, Va., March 29, 1865, 
aged 32. 

CYRUS B. GOFF, son-in-law of James Junkins ; 8th Regt., Co. 
F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862 ; taken 
prisoner at the battle of Fair Oakes, Va., Oct 27, 1864, was in 
Libby prison at Richmond until paroled Feb. 28, 1865. Mus- 
tered out of service, July 16, 1865. 

EDMUND D. VAUGHAN, grandson of Benjamin Brown ; 8th 
Regt., Co. t^", Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862 ; 
taken prisoner at the battle of Fair Oakes, Va., 061. 27, 1864, 
died in prison at Andersonville, Ga., in the winter of 1864-5, ^ged 
21. 

JOHN P. DUTCH, son of Jeremiah Dutch; 8th Regt., Co. F, 

Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862 ; died of typhoid 
fever at Hilton Head, S. C., July 8, 1863, aged 19. 

CHARLES F. GRANT, son of Samuel Grant, of Alfred; 8th 
Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. Dis- 
charged at Richmond, ^'a., June 11, 1865. 



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WILLIAM H. COLLINS, formerly of Prince Kdwarcrs Island ; 
8th Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. 
Discharged at Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. 

LYMAN MAXWELL, formerly of Belgrade ; 8th Regt., Co. E, 
Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. While going from 
White House Landing to Coal Harbor, Va., June 3, 1863, he was 
taken prisoner by guerillas. He died in prison at Andersonville, 
Ga., Nov. 14, 1864, aged 28. 

HENRY D. SIMPSON, son of Merrill Simpson ; 8th Regt., 
Co. E, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 18, 1862, discharged at 
Galloup's Island, Boston harbor. May 15, 1865. 

BENJAMIN HUBBARD, son of Charles Hubbard ; Sth Regt. 
Co. C, Maine Infantry. Mustered in Aug. 15, 1862, discharged at 
Richmond, Va., June 11, 1865. By his discharge, he was in seven- 
teen engagements while in the army ; yet he says he was not 
wounded in battle, or otherwise hurt, while in the U. S. Service. 

CHARLES NASON, so;i of Moses Ndson of Kennebunkport : 
Sth Regt., Co. F, Maine Infimtry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. 
He was appointed Chaplain to the Regiment, Aug. 20, 1862, and 
discharged from U. S. service, by resignation, July i, 1863. (See 
2d Cavalry Regt.) 

CHARLES H. NASON, son of Charles Nason ; 8th Regt., Co. 
F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862. He was trans- 
ferred from volunteer service to the 12th Regt. U. S. Regular In- 
f.mtry, Nov. 13, 1862 ; was taken prisoner near Culpepper, Va., 
in Nov., 1863, and died in prison at Andersonville, Ga., March 31, 
1864, aged 20. 

ALVIN E. GRIFFIN, son of Charles Griffin of Hollis ; 8th 
Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, He 
Avas transferred from the volunteer service to the 12th Regt., CO. 
F, U. S. Regular Infantr^v, Nov. 11, 1862, where he was Sergeant- 
Was discharged at Richmond, Va., Nov. 11, 1865, in consequence 
of expiration of term of .service. The following list of battles in 
which he participated are named on his discharge — Bristow Station. 
Oa. 14, 1863 ; Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1S63 ; Mine Run, 
Nov. 27, 1863 ; Wilderness, May 5, 1864 ; Coal Harbor, June 2d and 
3d, 1864; Petersburg, June 30, 1864; Weldon Railroad, Aug- 18,, 
to 21, 1864; Preble Farm, Sept. 30, 1864; and Chapel House, 
Oct. I, 1864 ; 



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MARSHALL LOWELL,son-ia-lawof Oliver Perkins ; 8th Regt., 
Co. F, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 13, 1862. He died sud- 
denly at Augusta, Me., Ov5l. 10, 1862, aged 42. His remains were 
brought home. 

CHARLES BENNETT, formerly of Alfred ; 8th Regt., Co. K, 
Mains Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 11, 1862, wounded May 20, 
1863, at Gibbs' Farm, discharged at Richmond, Va., June 11, 
1865. 

CALVIN BOSTON, son of Nathan Boston, of Kennebunkport ; 
8th RegL, Co. K, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, 
wounded July 6, 1863, at Petersburg, discharged at Richmond, 
Va., June 11, 1865. 

CHARLES BROWN, son of Samuel Brown ; 8th Regt., Co. K, 
Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, wounded Jan. 18, 
1865, at Petersburg, discharged by certificate of disability at Camp 
Westwood, near Richmond, Va., April 27, 1865. 

JOSEPH T. BROWN, son of John Brown ; 8th Regt., Co. K, 
Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, discharged by a cer- 
tificate of disability at Hilton Hend, S. C, May 9, 1863. 

JAMES VEAZIE, formerly of East Madison, N. H. ; 8th Regt., 
Co. K, Maine Infantry. Mustered in, Aug. 15, 1862, died of 
typhoid fever, July 29, 1864, at Portsmouth, Va., aged 45. 

BENJAMIN F. HAWKES, a resident of Buxton ; 8th Regt., 
Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 25, 1862, and 
died of fever at Port Royal, S. C, July i, 1863, aged 24. B. F. 
Hawkes is here included, because his mother received his bount\' 
here, and in the Adjutant General's report, his residence is said to 
be Kennebunk. 

EDWIN B. VEAZIE, son of James Veazie ; loth Regt., Co. F> 
Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 18, 1862, and died in 
the general hospital, near Falmouth, Va., l^ay 17, 1863, aged 19. 

JACOB T. LOCKE, Corporal, son of James Locke, of Hollis ; 
1 6th, Regt.. Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Aug. 14, 
1862, and, discharged by a certificate of disability, July 15, 1863. 



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NINE MONTHS MEN. 

FORTV-SIX SOLDIERS WHO ENLISTED IN SEPT., 1862, FOR NINE .MONTHS 
IN THE U- S. SERVICE. 

They received from the town of Kennebunk, a bounty of S200 
each, amounting to $9,200. They all enlisted in the 27th Regt., 
Co. I, Maine Infantry, except John Q. A. Ford, who was in the 
25th Regt., Co. A, Maine Infantry. 

SETH E. BRYANT, son of William M. Bryant; Captain of Co. 
I, from Sspt. 22, 1862, until the Regiment was mustered out of 
service. 

HENRY LITTLEFIELD, Sergeant, son of James Littlefield ; 
promoted Second Lieutenant. 

ISAAC M. EMERY, Sergeant, son of Benjamin Emery. 

WILLIAM H. MOODY, Sergeant, son-in-law of Samuel B. 
Jelleson. (See 2d Cavalry Regt.) 

EDWARD N. LARRABEE, Corporal, son of Ebenezer Lar- 
rabee. 

GEORGE W. EMERSON, Corporal, son of Washington 
Emerson. 

JOHN G. COLE, Corporal, son of John Cole. 

NICHOLAS GRANT, Wagoner, son of Benjamin Grant, of 
Lyman. 

GEORGE W. ADJUTANT, a rock workman, 54 years old. 

CHARLES L. BURNHAM, son of Isaac Burnham. 

NATHANIEL BUTLAND, son of Jedediah Butland. 

BENJAMIN BUTTRICK, formerly of Windham, N. H. 

WILLIAM G. COUSENS, son of Joseph Cousens. 

ORLANDO DROWN, son of Oliver Drown. 

CHARLES E. GARLAND, son of James Garland, of Lim- 
erick. 

ALBRA GARLAND, son of James Garland, of Limerick. (See 
2d Cavalry Regt.) 

CHARLES W. GOOCH, son of Daniel Gooch. 

JOHN B. GOOCH, son of Luther Gooch. 

WILLIAM H. GOOCH, son of Luther Gooch. 

JAMES C. HALEY, son of Sylvester Haley, of Lower Bid- 
deford. 

CHARLES HANSCOM, son of Silas Hanscom. 



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SAMUEL L. HILL, son of Prentiss Hill, of Kennebunkport. 

CHARLES S. HITKHARI), son of Charles Hubbard. (See 32d 
Regt., Maine Lifautry.) 

ANTHONY JACKSON, son of Benjamin Jackson. 

THOMAS L. JOSE, son of William Jose, of Lyman. 

ALPHEUS T. KIMBALL, son of Abraham Kimball. 

CHARLES KIMBALL, son of Joseph Kimball, Baker. 

EMERSON LITTLEFIELD, son of Davis Littlefield. 

JOHN S. MANSON, son of Joseph Manson, of Alfred. 

ADAMMcCULLOCH, Jr., son of Adam McCuUoch. (See 2d 
Cavalry Regt.) 

JONAS F. MERRILL, son of Jonas Merrill. 

JAMES E. MOODY, son of James Moody. (See 2d Cavalry 
Regt.) 

GEORGE \V. OAKES, son of Benjamin Oake.s. (Sec 2d 
Cavalry Regt.) 

OTIS PERKINS, son of Henry Perkins, of Sanford. 

EMERY S. ROBINSON, son of John Robinson. 

GEORGE E. ROBINSON, son of John Robinson. 

HORACE V. ROBINSON, son of John Robinson. 

ORRIN W. ROBINSON, son of Benjamin Robinson. 

JAMES M. STONE, son of James Stone, of Kennebunkport. 
(Chosen Captain, promoted Major and Lieut. Colonel.) 

GEORGE W. TAYLOR, son of George Taylor. 

HORACE TAYLOR, son of James Taylor. (See 2d Cavalry 
Regt.) 

CHARLES I). TRIPP, promoted Corporal, son of Daniel 
Tripp. 

GEORGE W. WAKEFIELD, formerly of Brownfield. (See 
2d Cavalry Regt.) 

HARTLEY L. WELLS, son of Issachur Wells, of Kenne- 
bunkport. 

OCTAVIUS E. V;ELLS, son of Nathan E. V/ells. 

JOHN Q. A. FORD, son of George Ford, of Limerick. He 
was mustered out of service at "Camp Abraham Lincoln," near 
Portland, July 10, 1863. 

When Company I was organized, Sept. 17, 1862, James M. 
Stone was chosen Captain. When the 27th Regiment was organ- 



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ized, Sept. 19th, he was elected Major, and on the nth of Feb. 
1863, was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel. 

This Regiment was mustered into U. S. Serxice Sept. 30, 1862. 
It was not in any engagement, being employed on picket duty in 
Virginia, part of the time at x\rlington Heights, part of the time 
in the vicinity of Hunting Creek, and still another part at Chan- 
tilly, on the outermost line of Infantry in the defences of Wash- 
ington. The Regiment was mustered out of service at "Camp 
Abraham Lincoln," near Pordand, July 17, 1863. The forty-five 
men in this Regiment, from Kennebunk, returned to their respec- 
tive homes in supposed good health. 



The following are the names of 
were drafted in Pordand, July 22, 
Samuel Shackley, 
Robert Mitchell, 
Joseph T. Brown, 
Joseph \V. Chick, 
James Buzzell, 
Joseph Houston, Jr., 
William Symonds, 
Charles Miller, 
John Litdefield, 
John G. Littlefteld, 
Tristram Goodwin, 
Nathaniel C. Bragdon, 
Horace P. Thompson, 
Gaorge B. Litdefield, 
Stephen P. Trafton, 
Augustus F. B.-own, 
Nathan Dane, Jr. 
Charles A. Peabody, 
Albert L. Burnham, 
Palmer F. Drown, 
Thomas Brown, 
Jacob Emery, 
Charles T. Smith, 
William H. Hanscomb, 



fifty-seven Kennebunk men v;ho 

1863 : 

Burleigh Wakefield, 
Charles W. Drown, 
Francis A. Noble, 
Horace P. Webber, 
Daniel Perkins, 
Stephen F. Fairfield, 
Moses M. Day, 
Calvin Wormwood, 
Burleigh S. Wells, 
Frederick P. Hall, 
George E. Peabody, 
William \X. \Ax'bber, 
Cornelius McCuUoch, 
William R. Pitts, 
George Phillips, 
Samuel E. Robinson, 
John C. Lord, 
Owen Bragdon, 
John Gillpatrick, 
Joseph L. Stevens, 
Mark H. Ford, 
Henry F. English, 
Henry E. Bennett, 
Elias Stevens, 



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Oliver Perkins, James Berry, 

Ashbiiry C. Trafton, Stephen G. Dorman, 

Simon N. Buzzell, Robert Shackley, 

William A. Parsons, George T. Jones. 
Charles Thompson, Jr. 

Of the preceding fifty-seven drafted men, only nine were ac- 
cepted by the Surgeon, appointed by the U. S., to examine them. 
The accepted men were : 

WILLIAM SYMONDS, who paid a commutation fee of $300. 

HENRY E. BENNETT, who paid a commutation fee of S300. 

HORACE P. THOMPSON, who paid a commutation fee of 
^^,300. 

ALBERT L. BURNHAM, who paid a commutation fee of $300. 

CHARLES T. SMITH, who paid a commutation fee of $300. 

GEORGE T. JONES, obtained a substitute' in Portland, pay- 
ing him $310, as G. T. Jones says. 

SAMUEL E. ROBINSON, obtained a substitute in Portland, 
paying him $325, according to report. 

ROBERT MITCHELL, obtained a substitute in Alfred, paying 
him $100, other expenses about $15, according to report. 

Members of the Republican party subscribed $1200, and mem- 
bers of the Democratic party subscribed $1200, in order that each 
of the above drafted and accepted men might, if they wished, pay 
their commutation fee or hire a substitute ; and each of the above 
men did accept $300 for that purpose. 

WILLIAM A. PARSONS, was at sea vvhen the above men 
were examined. When he returned he was examined, accepted, and 
paid a commutation fee of $300. The town afterwards refunded 
to him $275. 



WHO ENLISTED IN 1863. 

Thirty-four soldiers, being the quota of Kennebunk, under 
the President's proclamation of 061. 17, 1863. Of these 34 men, 
12 were obtained in this town, by a bounty of $300 each, amount- 
ing to $3,600 ; tu'enty-two strangers v.^ere obtained elsewhere at 



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$1:75 each, amounting to $6,050. Whole amount of bounty paid 
the 34 soldiers, $9,650. 

CHARLES NASON, son of Moses Nason, of KennebunkiDort. 
He was appointed Chaplain to the 2d Maine Cavalry Regt., Dec, 
II, 18&3, and discharged from U. S. service, by resignation, March 
I, 1865. 

WILLIAM H. MOODY, son-in-law of S. B. Jelleson ; Second 
Lieutenant in 2d Regt., Co. L, Maine Cavalry. 

GEORGE W. WAKEFIELD, Sergeant, formerly of Brown- 
iield. 

JAMP:S E. moody. Sergeant, son of James Moody. 

GEORGE W. OAKES, Corporal, son of Benjamin Oakes. 

ALBRA garland, Wagoner, formerly of Limerick. 

FREEMAN A. COBB, grandson of Abner Wormwood. 

WILLIAM CLEAVES, son of Stephen Cleaves. 

GEORGE O. COOK, son of Nathan Cook. 

JOSEPFI KIMBALL, son of Joseph Kimball, Baker. 

HORACE TAYLOR, son of James Taylor. 

ADAM Mcculloch, jr., son of Adam McCulloch. He was 
transferred June 30, 1864, to sloop of war Lackawana. (See Na- 
val Service.) 

JOHN W. HANSCOM, formerly of Portsmouth, N. H. He 
Avas transferred June 30, 1864, to gun-boat "Metacomet." (See 
Naval Service.) 

The last mentioned 12 men, were enrolled in the 2d Cavalry 
Regt, Co. L, Dec. 10, 1863, and mustered into the U. S. service 
Dec. 24, 1S53. They were discharged at Barancas, Florida, Dec. 
6, 1865, excepdng the two men transferred to the Naval Service. 

GEORGE T. WEBBER, son of Johnson Webber ; 29th Regt, 
Co. E, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Nov. 13, 1863, and 
discharged at Charleston, South Carolina, Aug. 22, 1865. 

FRANK STEVENS, son of Ivory Stevens ; 30th Regt., Co. 
C, Maine Infantry. He v/as mustered in, Dec. 19, 1863, and died 
of chronic diarrhc^a, in Virginia, July 24, 1864, aged 21: 

JOHN WINSLOW FISHER, son of Francis Fisher; i6th 
Regt., Co. G, Maine Infantry. He enlisted in Portland by the 
najiie of John Winslow. Was mustered in U. S. service, Aug. 10, 
1S63 ; wounded in his left arm in front of Petersburg, Va., June 



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iH, xS'64, and discharged by a certificate of disability, at August.% 
in Jan., 1865. 

GILBERT WAKEFIELD, son of Charles Wakefield ; ist Regc, 
Co. C, Mass. Cavalr}'-. This regiment was mustered into U. S.. 
service, Jan. 26, 1863, and mustered out, July 20, 1865,. 



WHO ENLXSrEI) IN 1864 AND 1865.. 

SETH E. BRYANT, son of William M. 'Bryant ; Captain of 
Co. A, 32d Regt., Maine Infmtry. He was mustered in, March. 
3, 1864, and resigned his CDmniission, while in front of Petersburg, 
Va., Nov. 25, 1864. 

STEPHEN G. DQRMAN, fonnerly of Sanford ; First Lieuten^ 
ant of Co. K, 320! Regt., Maine Infantry. He was niustered in., 
May 6, 1864, and resigned his commission Aug. 24, 18-64. 

CHARLES S. HUBBARD, Sergeant, son of Charles Hub- 
bard; 32d Regt., Co. K. Maine Intantry. He was mustered in. 
May 6, 1864. While in " a charg'e " in front of Petersburg, Va., 
July 30, 1864, he was shot in his abdomen, and died of hi& wound 
the next day, aged 21 years. 

HENRY P. SHOREY, a recruit, son of Wyman Shorey, of W^a- 
terville ; ist Regt., Co. M., Maine Cavalry. He was mustered in., 
Jan. 26, 1864. In a skirmish at Ryansville Creek, Va., Oct. 27.; 
[864, he was wounded, taken prisoner, caJried to Richmond, where 
he died in Libby prison, Dec. 7, 1864, aged 29 years. 

CHARLES H. ROBINSON, a recruit, son of Andrew Robin- 
son ; ist Regt., Baker's District of Columbia Cavalry. He en- 
listed at Waterville, Jan. 20. 1864, ^'^''^s mustered in, Feb. 8, 1864, 
and soon after transferred to the First Maine Cavalry Regt., Co. C, 
He died of typhoid fever, at City Point, Va., hospital, Sept. 27, 
1864, aged 20 years. 

ALBERT F. PITTS, a recruit, son of Benjamin Pitts ; 29th 
Regt., Co. E, Maine Infantry. He enlisted in Portland, March 
26, 1864, and was discharged at Galloup's Island, Boston harbor, 
June 10, 1865, without joining" the Regt. 

CHARLES F. HATCH, a recruit, son of George W. Hatch ; 
9th Regt., Co. E, ]\Iaine Infantry. He was enrolled in Portland, 



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Ocl. 5, 1864, fo'' one year's service, and discharged at Raleigh, N. 
C, July 13, 1865. 

WILLIAM C. GOODWIN, a recruit, son of Simeon Goodwin ; 
nth Regt., Co. C, Maine Infantry. He was enrolled in Portland, 
0(5l. 8, 1864, for one year's service, and discharged at Richmond, 
Va., Oa. 7, 1865. 

CHARLES P. WHITTEN, a recruit, son of Seth Whitten ; 
12th Regt., Co. F, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, Feb. 23, 
1865, ^"cl died of chronic diarrhoea, at David Island hospital. New 
York, 061. 2, 1865, aged 17 years. 

WILLIAM GILPATRICK, a recruit, son of James Gilpatrick ; 
1 2th Regt., Co. H, Maine Infantry. He was mustered in, March 
13, 1865, for one year's service, and discharged at Savannah, Ga., 
March 16, 1866. 

IN NAVAL SEKVICE. 

WILLIAM SYMONDS, son of Col. Archelaus F. Symonds, of 
N. H. ; commissioned ensign in the Navy, Feb. 11, 1864. Was 
appointed Sailing Master, on board gunboat "Pinola." On ac- 
count of ill health, he resigned his commission Jan. r7th, and re- 
ceived his discharge June 20, 1865. 

HENRY F. CURTIS, son of Capt. Ralph Curtis : commis- 
sioned Ensign in the Navy, May 23, 1864. \^"as appointed to 
command the torpedo boat "Gamma" on James river, nine miles 
below Richmond, Va., afterwards in the Sounds of North Carolina. 
He was discharged in New York, Nov. 15, 1865. 

JOHN C. LORD, son of Capt. John Lord ; commissioned 
Ensign in the Navy, June 22, 1864. Was appointed Sailing Mas- 
ter on board steamer "Yantic," afterwards Navigator on board 
gunboat "Gettysburg." He was discharged Aug. 23, 1867. 

EDWARD THOMPSON, son of Theodore Thompson : was 
enrolled in the Navy, May, 1864 ; appointed Master's mate on 
board steamer "Niagara," afterwards on board steamer "Vander- 
bilt." He was discharged in New York, Feb. 28, 1865. 

SAMUEL W. BROWN, son of Capt. Theodore Brown ; en- 
listed in Boston, Aug. i, 1861, for two years' service. Was on 



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board gunboat "Louisville," until .Vug. 8, 1863, when he was dis- 
charged. 

FREDERICK H. LITTLEFIELD, son of Lance Littlefield ; 
enlisted April 16, 186 1, was on board brig "Perry,"' then trans- 
ferred to the steamer "Santiago De Cuba," where he remained un- 
til his time of service expired, when he was discharged June 3, 
1864. 

GUSTAVUS B. LITTLEFIELD, son of Lance Littlefield ; 
enlisted May 13, 186 1, for one year's service; was on board steam- 
er "Niagara," until discharged, June 20, 1862. 

JOSEPH S. BROWN, son of John Brown at the Port ; en- 
listed in New York, Sept. 30, 1861. Served on board steamer 
"Shawsheen," twenty-three months, then transferred to steamer 
"Miami." Was discharged at City Point, Va., Oft. 3, I864. 

CHARLES H. THOMPSON, son of Joseph Thompson ; en- 
listed in New Bedford, Mass. 06b. i, 1861. Served on board ship 
''Shephard Knapp," of the West India Squadron, until Jan. 7, 
1863, wh^n he was discharged at the Navy Yard, in Charlestown, 
Mass. 

JEREMIAH P. WcmMWOOD, son of Ezekiel Wormwood ; 
enlisted in Portsmouth, N. H., April 17, 1862. Was on board 
gunboat "Mohaska" about twenty-nine months,- then transferred to 
the gunboat "Nipsic," Discharged in Portsmouth, N. H., April 22, 
1865. 

FRANK KIMBALL, son of Samuel Kimball ; enlisted in the 
spring of 1862. Was on board bark "Midnight" fifteen months, 
when be was discharged in New York, 061. 26, 1863. 

JOHN BRING, formerly of Nova Scotia ; enlisted in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., in Sept. 1864 ; was on board steamer "Colorado" 
until March, 1865, when he was discharged at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

DANIEL M. CHAPMAN, son of Daniel Chapman of Ips- 
wich, Mass ; enlisted in New York, July 20, 1864, was on board 
the transport "Queen." He was discharged in New York June 9, 
1865. 

GREENLEAF C. HUTCHINS, son of Oliver Hutchins ■ en- 
listed in New York, July 20, 1864. Was on board the transport 
"Queen," then on the gunboat "Shawmut" from July, 1865, to Dec. 



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i866, then on board the gunboat "Peoria" until July, 1867, when he 
was discharged at Norfolk, Va. 

ADAM Mcculloch, jr., son of Adam McCulloch ; he was 
transferred from the 2d Cavalry Regt., June 30, 1864, to sloop of 
war "Lackawana," where he was rated quarter-master. He died of 
chronic diarrhoea at Barancas, Fla., Dec. 31, 1864, aged 34j'ears. 

JOHN VV. HANSCOM, formerly of Portsmouth, N. H ; he 
was transferred from the 2d Cavalry Regt., June 30, 1864, to gun- 
boat "Metacomet." He was discharged, by a certificate of disa- 
bility, in Philadelphia, 'Nov. 12, 1864. 

PHILIP LYNCH, colored; lived when young with Jos. Water- 
house. Enlisted in the spring of 1865, was on board Sloop ot 
War "Vandalia." He remains in the Naval Service. 



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SUMMAKY. 

Residents of Kennebunk, who enlisted in (he Army, 151 

" " " " " Navy, 17 



168 

Died of disease, while in the U. S. Service, 24 

Killed in battle, or died soon after from their wounds, 5 

Missing, supposed to be dead, i 

Deserted, according to published report of Adjutant General, 2 

Discharged from the Army and Navy, 135 

Now in the Naval Service, i 

168 
It will be remembered that the number of 168 does not repre- 
sent actual men, but enlistments, of which 2 1 of our townsmen had 
their names twice enrolled. 

Forty-two soldiers and six seamen enlisted previous to Aug. i, 
1862. They did not receive any bounty from the town. All who did 
enlist in the Army or Navy, after that date, received this additional 
inducement, excepting those who enlisted as commissioned officers, 



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including chaplains, who do not by law recei\-e a bounty or count 

in a quota. 

In addition to the i68 residents of this town, 78 substitutes were 

obtained out of town, to furnish the required quota, hence the 

whole number of enlistments for Kennebunk were 168 and 78, 

making a total of 246. 

The amount of bounties paid by the town of Kennebunk, to 

residents and non-residents, was $46,205 50 

The exact expenses of the town, attending the en- 
rollment and enlistment of the men, cannot 
now be ascertained, as the office of the Select- 
men, with their books and papers, were burnt 
Nov. 25, 1866. The least estimated ex- 
pense is 3,794 50 

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