Re: Descendants of 20th Massachusetts Soldiers
- --- In 20thMass@yahoogroups.com, "jammor2005" <jammor2005@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if there are any descendants of soldiers who fought
> the 20th Massachusetts.I am listed on the 20th Massachusetts website and just recently joined
this group. My great-great granduncle, Oliver S. Bates, served in
Company A of the 20th from August 1861 until his death in August
1864. He was reported wounded at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, but
probably not seriously wounded, as he did not miss any battles.
He was wounded in the left leg from a shell on June 24, 1864 while on
picket duty during the Battle of the Jerusalem Plank Road in the
Petersburg campaign. After having his leg amputated in vain he died
August 18, 1864, at Slough Hospital, Alexandria, VA. I learned of his
service four years ago while doing genealogical research for my family
- We have several descendants of the 20th Massachusetts on here in fact, a
descendant of George Macy posted a picture of Macy with General Meade in
the photo section. If you look at past messages you will see several
questions on a member's ancestor being in this regiment.
Jim and Carol, you are very lucky that you know something about your
ancestors in the Civil War. We are at a time now that people who were
young when a lot of the Civil War veterans were still alive are
beginning to die off and their stories will be lost forever.