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62nd Massachusetts Infantry      
Company Unknown
John Grey Chambers - Lt. Colonel   
Lt Col John Chambers was adjutant and later commander of the regiment. He was mortally wounded while commanding the regiment at the Battle Drury Bluff in May 1864, and died at Hampton Hospital near Ft Monroe, VA.
Contact Name:  Christopher Chambers
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Date Added:  5/20/2006
Company Unknown
george owen hinckley - Private   
wounded at drurys bluff was a prisoner in anderson where he died Born in alton bay n.h. 8-27 1839 died around 9-23-1864 father William b. Hinckley mother Susan b. Flanders
Contact Name:  Donald Taylor
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Date Added:  3/21/2015
Company Unknown
Putnam Webber - Unknown   
My geat grandfather served in New Bern NC and either in the 23r Mass or the 23rd Unattached infantry. I have his GAR hat with emblem.
Contact Name:  David Webber
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Date Added:  5/14/2010
Company A
Benjamin Franklin Durgin - Private   
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Contact Name:  Pamela Robinson
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Date Added:  5/24/2010
Company C
William Heath - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Stephen Taylor
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Date Added:  12/21/2009
Company C
Moses Kelly - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Michele Shepherd
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Date Added:  4/23/2011
Company E
William Bemis Alexander - Captain   
Capt William Bemis Alexander, Co E, wounded in hand at Battle of New Bern, March 14, 1862.
Capt. Alexander was more seriously wounded in the left arm while engaged in the Union capture of New Bern, N. C., 14 March 1862.
The Alexanders lived in Boston where William worked as a carpenter before enlisting with the Union Army.
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  10/15/2014
Company E
John D. Terry - Sergeant   
Sergeant J. D. Terry
Wounded in ankle, foot amputated - battle of New Bern, March 14, 1862
The Eastern Queen arrived in New York on May 9.
Friday, May 9, 1862. Evening Post (New York, NY). From Burnside’s Depart. Arrival of One Hundred Wounded Soldiers. Volume 61. Page 3.
Terry, John D. — Sergt. — Res. Boston; clerk; 20; enl. Sept. 5. 1861; must. Sept. 28. 1861;wounded March 14, 1862,Newbern. N. C. ; disch. for wounds. March 20. 1863. Medal of Honor man — date of action, March 14. 1862, Newbern, N. C. ' In the thickest of the fight,where he lost his leg by a shot, still encouraged the men until carried off the field.'
Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  10/15/2014
Company Field & Staff
John William Raymond - Colonel   
Commissioned as a Captain in Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 4 December 1861.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant Colonel on 14 July 1864.
Promoted to Full Colonel on 20 September 1864.
Mustered out on 25 June 1865 at New Berne, NC.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/4/2010
Company G
Addison E Grush - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1861 at the age of 18.
Mustered in Company G, 23rd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 28 September 1861.
Mustered out on 25 June 1865 at New Berne, NC.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/3/2010
Company H
Samuel H. Brooks - Private   
Brooks, Samuel H.
Died of wounds 4/6/62.
'Samuel Brooks of our Co. is wounded in the arm. I hear the ball has been extracted and he is doing well.'
Salem Observer (Salem, MA). Letters from the Army. Charlie to Mother, March 15, 1862. . March 22, 1862 Volume XL, Issue 12, page 2
'Samuel H. Brooks, received a wound in the battle of March 14th, and, after a short stay in the hospital at this place, went to his home in Salem, there to linger with his friends but a few days, then expire.
Salem Register (Salem, MA) To the Editors of the Salem Register. May 20, 1862 from Co. F. June 5, 1862. Page 2.
'Brooks, Samuel H. — Priv. — Res. Salem; merchant; 26; enl. Oct. 7, 1861 ; must. Dec. 4, 1861 wounded March 14, 1862, Newbern, N. C. ; died April 1, 1862, of wounds, at Salem, Mass., while on furlough.'
'Salem, Essex Co., Ma ''In this city, April 6th, Mr Samuel H. Brooks, 58 yrs 18 days - a member of Co. F, 23d Mass. Regiment. He was buried under arms on Tuesday by the Cadets. The services at the residence of his mother and at the Howard St. Cemetery, were of an impressive character and were conducted by Rev Messrs Woodworth and Wildes Date: Saturday, April 12, 1862
Paper: Salem Observer (Salem, MA) Volume: XL Issue: 15 Page: Copy of 3
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Contact Name:  Skip Riddle
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Date Added:  10/14/2015
Company I
Andrew Gay - Private   
my 2nd great grandfather enlisted into the 23rd Mass. regiment in July 1862 and fought in 2 major battles being wounded twice and almost killed at Drurys Bluff were half his regiment were cut to pieces, he was honorably mustered out October 1864.
Contact Name:  Chris Burrows
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Date Added:  7/4/2014
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