William Henry Forbush
- Right now I'm talking to myself, but should new members come aboard
well then, I'll have gotten the ball in play as they said in the days
I suggest new members post who their ancestor was or what their
interest in the 13th Mass is for other members to see. Apparently we
can post documents and photos on this forum and I intend to post some
I live in Burbank, CA. My ancestor was William Henry Forbush, CO. K.
He joined the regt. July 16, 1861 at Ft.Independence, and served in
the 13th until he was wounded at the 2nd battle of Bull Run. While at
a hospital in Phila. he transferred to Flying Battery C of the 3rd US
artillery. He finished up his 3 year term of enlistment with this
He returned home to Westboro, Mass. and was successful in business.
He ran a grocery store with his uncle. But the war had ruined his
health forever. He died young, age 37 in 1881.
I have photographs and many resources on the regt. which I hope to