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62nd Massachusetts Infantry      
Company Unknown
James Gibbons - Unknown   
not a relative, but found his obit recently while researching Irish in Bangor, Maine. He died on 24 Feb 1917, born 1843 Maine of Irish-born parents and the obit says he fought in the 42nd Massachusetts regiment in the Civil War. Was the 1916 Commander of the E. H. Beale Post G.A.R.
Contact Name:  Margaret LaCombe
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Date Added:  12/9/2009
Company Unknown
Augustus B Prouty - Unknown   
Not much on Augustus.
Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  8/31/2006
Company A
Frederick Henry Bowditch - Private   
Frederick enlisted in the 42nd in the first callup for Union volunteers. His was a 90 day unit. They traveled to New York and then by Steam Ship to New Orleans. Frederick contracted 'Malaria Poisoning' while in New Orleans and he was awarded a pension of $8.00 a month. He lived most of his time at the National home for disabled veteran soldiers and sailors at Togus Maine. This exact place is where the current V.A. hospital now stands. Frederick is buried in the Military Cemetery there.
Contact Name:  Philip Petropoulos
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Date Added:  4/24/2013
Company B
George B Andrews - Unknown   
I'm in possession of a proclamation of the General Court and signed by Governor William Claflin of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, dated 1869, honoring the service of George B Andrews in the cause of suppressing the Rebellion. I'd like to know more about the history of Company B of the 42nd Regiment.
Contact Name:  Stephen Wilmarth
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Date Added:  2/1/2007
Company B
Charles Henry Cole - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 3 September 1862 at the age of 21.
Mustered in Company B, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 13 September 1862.
Mustered out on 20 August 1863 at Readville, MA.
Re-enlisted on 22 July 1864.
Mustered out on 11 November 1864.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/11/2010
Company D
Horace M Makepeace - Private   
Forty-Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (Infantry) One Hundred Days:
Enlisted as a Private on 09 July 1864 at the age of 29
Enlisted in Company D, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 July 1864.
Mustered out Company D, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 11 November 1864

Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  11/4/2005
Company D
James L Prouty - Private   
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Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  8/31/2006
Company E
Vernon Trumball Wetherell - Private   
42nd Regt., Mass. Vol. Militia (Inf.), Co. E. Private, res. Oxford, armorer, 21. Enl. July 12, 1864, must. July 22, 1864, must. out Nov. 11, 1864.
Contact Name:  Tom Wetherell
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Date Added:  9/21/2007
Company F
Timothy Mason Duncan - 1st Lieutenant   
He was my great-grandfather. If anyone sees his photo anywhere, I would very much like a copy. There is a lot of excellent info regarding Company F at The New England Historic & Genealogical Society...on microfiche...E492/C58/1991...CIVIL WAR UNIT HISTORIES..Part 2..The Union-New England:Regimental Histories & Personal Narratives. I actually found several interesting references to my great-grandfather, Timothy Mason Duncan.
Contact Name:  Sara Mead
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Date Added:  2/25/2007
Company F
Francis N Prouty - Private   
Says he served in the 42nd Mass company F on Aug 10, 1862 to Aug 20th, 1863.
Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  6/28/2006
Company F
Edward Adams Spooner - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 20 August 1862 at the age of 29.
Mustered in Company F, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 30 September 1862.
Mustered out on 20 August 1863 at Readville, MA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/31/2010
Company Field & Staff
Dennis Mahoney - Private   
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Contact Name:  Cathy Wood
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Date Added:  3/5/2010
Company G
John W Buttrick - Corporal   
Enlisted Sept 1862 age 32; Taken prisoner Jan 1 1863 Galvaston, TX. Mustered out Aug 1863.
Contact Name:  Bruce Buttrick
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Date Added:  3/25/2007
Company G
Henry Waldo Prouty - Private   
Henry Prouty served in the 42nd Mass and died in 1909
Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  6/28/2006
Company H
Davis Waterman Bailey - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Laurel Connelly
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Date Added:  9/8/2007
Company I
james e colson - Private   
He is listed with middle initial as G but that is just what the hand writing on the records made it look like. He was captured at Galveston, Texas and paroled.
Contact Name:  dennis colson
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Date Added:  7/17/2012
Company I
Horace W Eaton - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 8 September 1862 at the age of 26.
Mustered in Company I, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 16 September 1862.
Mustered out on 20 August 1863 at Readville, MA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/3/2010
Company I
Evelyn B. Ransom - Private   
Evelyn was my great great grandfather from South Boston. Enlisted October 30, 1862 at the age of 21. Mustered August 20, 1863 out of Readville.(which was a part of Boston.) Ordered to Galveston, Texas, to cooperate with the blockading fleet,co 'I' arrived in Galveston on Christmas Day, 1862. January 1,1863 they were attacked by a force which had crossed over from the mainland. Taking refuge on Kuhns' Wharf, after a gallant defense,three companies were forced to surrender to the Confederate commander General Magruder. He became a POW at Camp Verde in Galveston TX. He also served in Co 'D' 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He survived the war and died in Boston on Feb. 1, 1916.
Contact Name:  Dawn Ransom Ringer
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Date Added:  12/4/2010
Company K
joseph v colson - Private   
he was detailed and attached to other companies several times during his enlistments.
Contact Name:  dennis colson
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Date Added:  7/17/2012
Company K
Harmon Chamberlain Spooner - Sergeant   
Enlisted as a Sergeant on 13 September 1862 at the age of 34.
Mustered in Company K, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 14 October 1862.
Mustered out on 20 August 1863 at Readville, MA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/7/2010
Company K
Henry Albert Spooner - Corporal   
Enlisted as a Private on 13 September 1862 at the age of 24.
Mustered in Company K, 42nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 14 October 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 3 May 1863.
Mustered out on 20 August 1863 at Readville, MA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/7/2010
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