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Company F.
Captain Thomas Clark,
First Sergeant Joseph H. Estes.

Company G.
Captain Lewis H. Holt,
Second Lieutenant George Payne,
First Sergeant Thomas T. Tabor,
Sergeant Daniel Burgess,

" Stephen H. Emerson,

" Henry B. Rogers,

" Thomas J. Holmes,

" Luther A. Bobbins,

" Benjamin B. Coombs,
Corporal Charles W. Royal,

" Charles F. Campbell,

" Wallace C. Young,
Private John F. Clark,

" Albert Garland,

" George W. Ham or,

" Henry H. Higgins,
'* Charles A. Jaquith,



344 THE STORY OF ONE REGIMENT.

Private Charles A. Jones,
" Herod V. Totman,
" Wilbert C. White,
" Alpheus S. Wooster.

Company H.
Captain Albert Maxfield,*
First Lieutenant Charles H. Scott,
Second Lieutenant Josiah F. Keene,
First Sergeant Seth A. Ramsdell,
Sergeant Albert L. Rankin,

" Nathan J. Dumphey,

" Joseph F. Stevens,
Corporal John F. Wedgewood,

" Benjamin F. Dumphey,

" William Emerson,

*' Melville Kicker,
Private George 0. Johnson,

" Thomas McPherson.

Company I.
First Lieutenant Robert Brady, Jr.,
First Sergeant Samuel B. Haskell,
Sergeant John A. Monk,

" Alonzo R. Stewart,*
Corporal James N. Perkins,*
Private Isaac Kimball,

'' Foster J. Leighton,*

" William Rogers.

Company K.
First Lieutenant Robert H. Scott,
First Sergeant George P. Blaisdell,*
Sergeant John F. Buzzell,

Adelbert P. Chick,*
'' Charles Watson,
'^ Jndson L. Bardcn,*
Corporal Samuel Buzzell,
Private Edmund H. Shaw.

Total, 79.

* Joined at Washington, D. C.



PERSONAL SKETCHES.

Field.

General John C. Caldwell entered service as Colonel ; promoted
to Brigadier-General May 4, 18G2 ; after General 0. 0. Howard
was wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., assigned to the command of
Howard's brigade. In the Seven Days' battles before Richmond
his brigade occupied important positions at Savage Station, Peach
Orchard, and White Oak Swamp ; also at Antietam and Freder-
icksburg, where he received two slight wounds. He was in com-
mand of the 1st Division, 2d Corps, at Chanccllorsville and
Gettysburg, and after Generals Hancock and Gibbon were
wounded commanded the 2d Corps on the field of Gettysburg.
He was in command of the 1st Division, 2d Corps, at Rappa-
hannock Station and up to Mine Run. He was relieved at his
own request of the command of the division at Brandy Station,
before the movement of 1864 ; detailed as President of a Military
Commission in Washington, where he served until mustered out
of service with the rank of Major-General of Volunteers by brevet.
He was detailed as one of the guard of honor during the public
obsequies at the burial of President Lincoln, and accompanied the
remains to Springfield, HI. After the war he was a member of
the Maine Senate ; Adjutant-General of the State of Maine in
1867 ; Consul at Valparaiso, Chili, in 1869 ; from 1873 to 1882
Minister to Uruguay and Paraguay ; in 1885, having removed to
Kansas, was President of the Board of Pardons of that State.

General Harris M. Plaisted entered service as Lieutenant-
Colonel ; promoted to Colonel, May 12, 1862 ; to Brigadier-Gen-
eral, by brevet, Feb. 21, 1865, and to Major-General, by brevet,
March 13, 1865. While at Fcrnandina, Fla., commanded the
post, and while on Morris Island, S. C, commanded the brigade.
He also commanded the brigade the most of the time in the great
campaign of 1864. (See sketch of regiment.) A member of the
Maine Legislature in 1867 and 1868 ; Attorney-General of Maine
in 1873, 1874, and 1875 ; a Member of the 44th Congress, and



346 THE STORY OF ONE REGIMENT.

Governor of the State of Maine in 1881 and 1882. Since July,
1883, Las been editor of I'he New Age at Augusta, Me.

General Jonathan A. Hill entered service as Captain of Co. K ;
promoted to Major, June 7, 1864 ; to Lieutenant-Colonel, June
25, 1864; to Colonel, April 5, 1865; and to Brigadier-General,
by brevet, April 9, 1865. He commanded the regiment most of the
time from June 2, 1864, to August 16, 1864. At Deep Eun, Va.,
he was severely wounded, and lost his right arm. He returned
to the regiment in November, 1864, and was in command until
the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865, where
he was again wounded. After the surrender of Lee he served as
President of a Military Commission in Richmond, Va., after
which he was in command of the N. W. District of Virginia, with
headquarters at Lynchburg, and later in command of the N. E.
District of Virginia, with headquarters at Fredericksburg. (See
sketch of regiment.) At present is a director in the Union
Tanning Co. of Pennsylvania.

Lieutenant-Colonel William M. Shaw, at the beginning of the
war, was an officer in the Portland Rifle Guards. He entered
service as Captain of Co. E, 1st Maine Infantry, May 3, 1861, and
served with that company until its muster out, Aug. 5, 1861. He
joined the Eleventh as Major ; promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel
May 12, 1862.

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert F. Campbell entered service as
Captain of Co. C ; promoted to Major, May 12, 1862 ; to Lieuten-
ant-Colonel, Sept. 12, 1862. His military career began in the
Maine Militia as Ensign of the Cherryfield Light Infantry, w'ith
which he served in the Aroostook War of 1837. He was after-
wards Captain of the same company, until it disbanded. At the
Battle of Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862, he commanded that
portion of the Eleventh which was with the colors. Died at
Cherryfield, Me.

Lieutenant-Colonel Winslow P. Spofford entered service as
Captain of Co. G ; promoted to Major, Sept. 16, 1862 ; to
Lieutenant-Colonel, Nov. 10, 1863. Was mortally wounded while
in command of the regiment at Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 2,
1864. Died of wounds at Fortress Monroe, Va., June 17, 1864.
One of the batteries on the Bermuda Hundred front named in his
honor.



PERSONAL SKETCHES. 347

General Charles P. Baldwin entered service as Captain of Co.
(new) B ; promoted to Major, July 3, 1864 ; to Lieutenant-Colonel,
April 5, 1805. While the regiment was at Morris Island, S. C,
during the siege of Fort Sumter, he commanded a battery of 13-
inch mortars at tlie north end of the island. He was twice
■wounded at Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 14, 18G4, once severely.
He recovered from his wounds sufficiently to return to the regi-
ment in November, 1864. During the winter of 1864-65 he was
Judge Advocate of a Court Martial, and also a member of the
board for the examination of officers commissioned by the Gov-
ernors of States. He was severely wounded at Hatcher's Kun,
Va., April 1, 1865. He was promoted to Colonel, by brevet, " for
galLant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Deep Bottom,
Va., Aug. 14, 1864," and to Brigadier-General, by brevet, ''for
gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Hatcher's Run,
Va., April 1, 1865." He served as President of a Board of Claims,
and President of a Military Commission from July 1, 1865, until
ordered to be mustered out. He was examined by a board of
officers appointed to examine applicants for positions in the regu-
lar army, and was recommended for the position of Captain.

Major Henry C. Adams entered service as Commissary Ser-
geant ; promoted to Sergeant-Ma jor, Sejit. 16, 1862 ; to Second
Lieutenant of Co. G, April 27, 1863 ; to First Lieutenant of
Co. G, Jan. 6, 1864 ; to Captain of Co. G, Dec. 17, 1864 ; to Major,
April 25, 1865. In addition to the duties of his own position, he
performed the duties of Quartermaster Sergeant from May 31,
1862, to Sept. 16, 1862, and the duties of Regimental Quartermaster
from July 4, 1862, to Aug. 18, 1862. Detailed as Post Commissary
at Fernanilina, Fla., from Aug. 14, 1863, to Oct. 15, 1863. One
of the officers detailed to accompany the reenlisted men to Maine
on their veteran furlough in February, 1864. Detailed as Staff
Commissary at Headquarters, Army of the James, from May 23,
1864, to Dec, 1864 ; commanded the right wing of the regiment
in the campaign of 1865 ; in command of the regiment at Appo-
mattox, Va., after Colonel Hill was wounded on the morning of
April 9, 1S65, and most of the time while the regiment was sta-
tioned at Richmond, Va. When the regiment was ordered to the
Northeastern District of Virginia he commanded the Sub-Dis-
trict of Fauquier, with headquarters at Warrenton, and later
relieved General Harris, commander of the Northeastern Dis-



348 THE STORY OF ONE REGIMENT.

trict, which he commanded until relieved by General Hill, after
which he commanded the Sub-District of Eappahannock, with
headquarters at Fredericksburg, until ordered to be mustered out.

Staff.

Captain Charles J. Pennell, at the commencement of the war,
was an officer in the Mechanic Blues of Portland, Me. He
entered service as First Lieutenant of Company B, 1st Maine
Infantry, May 3, 1861, and served with that company until its
muster out, Aug. 5, 1861. He joined the Eleventh as Adjutant.
After leaving the Eleventh, was First Lieutenant of the Portland
Mechanic Blues from Sept. 18, 1869, to April 27, 1871, and Cap-
tain of the same company from April 23, 1873, to June 18, 1877.

Adjutant Harrison Hume entered service as Sergeant-Major ;
promoted to Second Lieutenant of Co. I, May 11, 1862, and to
Adjutant, May 31, 1862. He was a member of the Maine Senate
in the winter of 1895.

Adjutant Henry 0. Fox entered service as Sergeant in Co. F ;
promoted to Sergeant-Major, May 11, 1862 ; to Second Lieuten-
ant of Co. H, Aug. 24, 1862, and to Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1862.
Wounded at Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862. He acted as Assist-
ant Adjutant- General on the staff of Colonel Plaisted while the
regiment was at Fernandina, Fla., and as Assistant Inspector-
General of the troops at Fernandina, Fla., from Aug. 18, 1863, to
Oct. 6, 1863. After leaving the Eleventh, was appointed First
Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 4th U. S. Vols., Nov. 1, 1864
(a regiment organized from rebel prisoners), and served in the
Far West until mustered out at Leavenworth, Kan., June 18,
1866.

Adjutant Sanford Hanscom entered service as First Lieutenant
of the 8th Co. Unassigned Maine Volunteers, which was assigned
to the Eleventli ; promoted to Adjutant, April 26, 1865. When
the regiment was ordered to the Northeastern District of Vir-
ginia, was assigned to duty on the staff of General Thomas M.
Harris, commanding the District as Acting Assistant Adjutant
General.

Quartermaster Ivory J. Robinson entered service as Quarter-
master. He died while on sick leave.



PERSONAL SKETCHES, 349

Quartermaster John Ham entered service as Quartermaster.
He resigned at Morris Island, S. C.

Quartermaster William H. H. Andrews entered service as pri-
vate ; promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, Sept. 10, 1862 ; to
First Sergeant of Co. E, Nov. 1, 1862 ; to Quartermaster Ser-
geant, May 1, 1863, and to First Lieutenant and Quartermaster,
Feb. IC, 186-4. Wns commissioned Captain of Co. A, Oct. 30,
1865, but not mustered. In the campaigns of 1864-65 he acted
as Brigade Quartermaster most of the time. After being mus-
tered out, ho made his home in Boston, Mass., where he was
engaged in the practice of law. He died at Philadelphia, Pa.

Surgeon Nathau F. Blunt Avas a graduate from the University
Medical College, New York City. He joined the regiment at
Chickahominy Railroad Bridge. While the regiment was at Fer-
nandina, Fla., he was Post Surgeon, aud in charge of hospital and
quarantine. At Morris Island, S. C, he had surgical charge of a
brigade hospital. He was assigned to the charge of the Base
Hospital of the 10th Army Corps in September, 1864, and later
was Medical Inspector of the General Hospital of the Army of the
James at Point of Eocks, Va., until mustered out.

Surgeon Richard L. Cook, at the commencement of the war,
was assistant physician at the Insane Hospital at Augusta, Me.
He entered service as Assistant Surgeon ; promoted to Surgeon,
Oct. 30, 1865.

Assistant-Surgeon Woodman W. Royal entered service as Assist-
ant Surgeon.

Chaplain Caleb H. Ellis, after leaving the Eleventh, again
entered service as Captain of Co. E, 31st Me. Infantry, Mar. 11,
1864 ; was discharged for disability, Oct. 19, 1864.

Chaplain James Wells was a Congregationalist, a graduate of
the Bangor Theological Seminary. Was city missionary at Ban-
gor, Me., from 1850-1858 ; pastor at Dedham, Me., from 1858-
1872 (absent while Chaplain of the Eleventh) ; pastor at North-
bridge, Mass., from 1872-1875 ; First Church, :Millbury, Mass.,
1875-1876 ; Dunbarton, N. H., 1877-1880 ; Halifax, Mass., 1880-
1883 ; Douglass, Mass., from 1883 to date of death.



350 the story of one regiment.

Non-commissioned Staff.

Captain Samuel W. Lane, before entering the Eleventh, served
as Sergeant in Co. A, 1st Me. Cavalry, from Oct. 19, 1861, to
Mar. 9, 1862. He Joined the Eleventh as private ; promoted
to Commissary Sergeant, Oct. 10, 1862 ; to Quartermaster Ser-
geant, Nov. 1, 1862 ; and to Sergeant-Major, May 1, 1863. Was
commissioned Second Lieutenant of Co. D, Sept. 1, 1863, but not
mustered. While awaiting muster he was promoted to Captain
in the 25th U. S. Infantry Volunteers, Feb. 24, 1864.

Sergeant-Major Elias P. Morton entered service as private ;
promoted to Corporal, Jan. 23, 1862 ; wounded at Fair Oaks,
Va., May 31, 1862 ; rejoined the regiment at Harrison's Landing,
Va., July 13, 1862 ; promoted to Sergeant, Dec. 19, 1862 ; Clerk
at Post Headquarters, Fernandina, Fla., June 13, 1863, to Oct. 6,

1863 ; Clerk at Brigade Headquarters at Morris Island, S. C,
Oct. to Dec, 1863 ; and Clerk at Eegimental Headquarters in

1864 until promoted to Sergeant-Major, May 10, 1864. After
leaving the Eleventh, was Clerk for Major S. B. Bean ; Quarter-
master of the 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, from Feb. to June,
1865, and at Fort Halleck, now Wjoming, from July to Dec,
1865.

Sergeant-Major Alexander Von Siebold entered service as pri-
vate in Co. D ; promoted to Sergeant-Major, Nov. 18, 1864 ;
wounded at Appomattox, Va., Apr. 9, 1865.

Sergeant-Major Horace A. Manley entered service as private in
Co. B ; transferred to Co. G, Sept. 1, 1862 ; promoted to Cor-
poral, Nov. 5, 1863 ; reenlisted Jan. 8, 1864 ; promoted to Ser-
geant-Major, June 1, 1865 ; returned to ranks, Jan. 24, 1866.
Was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Co. E, but not mus-
tered. While the regiment was at Fernandina, Fla., he edited
and published a newspaper.

Sergeant-Major AVillard Barker entered service as private in
Co. E, 12th Me. Infantry, Oct. 1, 1861, and was discharged
for disability, June 19, 1863. He reenlisted in Co. A, of the
Eleventh, Dec. 3, 1863, and joined the regiment at Morris Island,
S. C. Promoted to Corporal, Feb. 1, 1864 ; to Sergeant, Aug. 18,
1864 ; to First Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1865 ; and to Sergeant-Major,
Jan. 24, 1866. Died at Fryeburg, Me.



PERSONAL SKETCHES. 351

Captain George H. Caldwell entered service as Quartermaster
Sergeant ; promoted to Captain and A. A. G., Aug. 1, 18G2, and
served on the staff of General John C. Caldwell at Antietam^
Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville ; on the staff of Colonel
E. C. Cross, 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, at Gettysburg ; and
on the staff of General Nelson A. Miles, in tlie Wilderness, at
Corbin's Bridge, Tolopotomo}-, Ta, Po, Ny, Spottsylvania, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, and Ream's Station. He
received three contused wounds at Fredericksburg, had his leg
broken under the shelling which preceded Pickett's charge at
Gettysburg, had a horse shot under him while charging a battery
at Petersburg, and a horse shot under liim at Ream's Station.
Taken sick at Petersburg and detailed as Recorder of a Military
Commission in Washington, where he served until mustered out..
He was in Ford's Theater when President Lincoln was shot.

Quartermaster Sergeant John Williams entered service as pri-
vate ; promoted to Principal Musician, Sept. 10, 1862 ; returned
to ranks in Co. B in 1863 (by order No. 126) ; promoted to Quar-
termaster-Sergeant, Mar. 1, 1864 ; commissioned Second Lieu-
tenant but not mustered. Died at Chelsea, Mass.

Quartermaster Sergeant George F. Osborne entered service as
private in Co. A ; Acting Hospital Steward of the 4th S. C. Vols,
at Fernandina, Fla. ; reenlisted Jan. 4, 1864 ; Clerk at Brigade
Headquarters, Sept., 1864; promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant,
June 13, 1865 ; returned to ranks in Co. A, Sept. 17, 1865.

Quartermaster Sergeant Samuel Frye entered service as private
in Co. A ; promoted to Corporal, July 30, 1864 ; to Sergeant,
Jan. 1, 1865 ; and to Quartermaster Sergeant, Sept. 17, 1865.
Wounded at Petersburg, Va., Sept. 9, 1864, and at Appomattox,
Va., April 9, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant but not
mustered. Died at Fryeburg, Me.

Commissary Sergeant W^illiam Wiley entered service as Ser-
geant in Co. B ; promoted to First Sergeant, May 23, 1862 ;
transferred to Co. G, September 1, 1862 ; promoted to Commis-
sary Sergeant, August 1, 1864.

Commissary Sergeant Samuel Gushing entered service as pri-
vate in Co. B ; promoted to Corporal, October 4, 1862 ; to Ser-
geant, Nov. 1, 1862 ; to Commissary Sergeant, Nov. 18, 1864.

Commissary Sergeant Joseph G. Ricker entered service as



352 THE STORY OF ONE REGIMENT.

Wagoner in Co. K ; reenlisted Jan. 18, 1864 ; promoted to Com-
missary Sergeant, June 13, 1865.

Hospital Steward Charles P. Hubbard entered service as pri-
vate in Co. K ; promoted to Hospital Stevrard, May 27, 1862.
After leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted in Co. E, 1st Me. Cavalry,
Dec. 11, 1863. Died of disease at City Point, Va., Oct. 2,
1864, while in service.

Hospital Steward George C. Thaxter entered service as pri-
vate ; promoted to Hospital Steward, Sept. 10, 1862.

Hospital Steward George B. Noyes entered seryice as Sergeant
in Co. K ; discharged Sept. 25, 1862 ; reenlisted as Hospital
Steward, Feb. 25, 1864.

Principal Musician Sylvester C. Moody entered service. May
3, 1861, as Sergeant in Co. E, 1st Me. Infantry ; mustered out
with that regiment, Aug. 5, 1861 ; entered the Eleventh as Princi-
pal Musician. After leaving the Eleventh he reenlisted as First
Sergeant in the 26th unassigned company, which later became
Co. D, 1st Battalion of Infantry, and served from April 5, 1865,
to April 5, 1866.

Principal Musician Joseph Webb entered service as private in
Co. C ; promoted to Principal Musician, May 3, 1862 ; returned
to ranks in 1863 ; again promoted to Principal Musician, Nov. 1,
1863.

Principal Musician Abner Brooks entered service as Musician in
Co. K ; promoted to Principal Musician, Nov. 1, 1863.

Principal Musician Samuel Clark entered service as private in
Co. D ; promoted to Principal Musician, Nov. 18, 1864.

Principal Musician Sidney F. Downing entered service as pri-
vate in Co. F ; promoted to Principal Musician, March 1, 1865.

Principal Musician Gilbert Getchell entered service as private
in Co. B ; promoted to Principal Musician, Sept. 1, 1865.

Principal Musician Waldena F. Peters entered service as pri-
vate in Co. G ; reenlisted Jan. 4, 1864 ; promoted to Principal
Musician, June 15, 1865.

Band.
Roscoe G. Buck, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted as
Principal Musician in the 29th Me. Infantry, Feb. 7, 1864 ; dis-
charged for disability in 1864.



PERSONAL SKETCHES. 353

Josepli M. Fuller, after leaviug the Eleventh, reenlisted as
Bugler in Co. C, ^d Me. Cavalry ; mustered out with that regi-
ment, Dec. G, 18G5.

Joseph E. M. Huntress, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted
as private in Co. B, 29tli Me. Infantry, Jan. 6, 1864 ; died of
disease at New Orleans, La., Aug. 25, 1864.

Thomas K. Jones, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted as pri-
vate in Co. B, 17th Me. Infantry, Feb. 12, 18G4, and was trans-
ferred to Co. H, 17th Me. Infantry, and again transferred to Co.
H, 1st Me. H. A., June 4, 1865, as a musician, and mustered out
with that regiment.

Hon. James M. Larrabee since leaving the army has been
honored with numerous civil offices. He has been a member and
president of the Common Council and Board of Aldermen of
Gardiner. For five years was City Collector and Treasurer, also-
assessor and overseer of the poor. For twenty-five years he has-
been one of the superintending School Committee, and from 1894
to the present time Superintendent of the schools. In July,.
1885, appointed, by Covernor Robie, Judge of the Police Court
of the city of Gardiner for four years, and twice reappointed.
Judge Larrabee has always been interested in educational matters
and himself has been a close student since leaving school. He
has been a prominent Mason, and has served as Master of the
Lodge, High Priest of the Chapter, Master of the Council and
Commander of the Commandery in his own city, and also as Grand
High Priest of the Grand Chapter and Deputy Grand Com-
mander of the Grand Commandery of Maine. He was one of the
charter members of Heath Post, and still retains his membership..

William Libby, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted in Co. C,
29th Me. Infantry, as private, February 16, 1864 ; discharged for
disability, April 5, 1866.

George B. Safford, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted as:
private in Co. C, 29th Me. Infantry ; promoted to Corporal,
and discharged for disability.

Benjamin W. Storer, after leaving the Eleventh, reenlisted as
private in Co. E, 29th Me. Infantry, Jan. 7, 1864. Died of
disease at Winchester, Va., Oct. 28, 1864.
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354 THE STORY OF ONE REGIMENT.

Company A.

Captain Woodbury S. Pennell was a member of the Mechanic
Bhies of Portland, on the breaking out of the war, and went
with that company — B of the 1st Me. Infantry — as Sergeant,
April 27, 1861, and was mustered out Aug. 5, 1861. He enlisted
a number of men for the Eleventh, and was mustered as Captain
of Co. A. Eesigned on account of disability. After leaving the
Eleventh, reenlisted, March 1, 1865, as private in the 11th unas-
signed Co. which was assigned to the 12th Me. Infantry, and
was mustered out with that regiment at Savannah, Ga., March 6,
1866.

Captain Randall Libby, 2d, was the original Second Lieutenant
of Co. A ; promoted to Captain, May 11, 1862 ; commanded the
company with high credit to himself throughout the Peninsula
campaign. From Carolina City, Jan. 4, 1863, he was obliged to go
to the General Hospital at Beaufort, N. C, and never rejoined
the regiment. He resigned, by reason of disability, March 24,
1863, and died at his home in Porter, Me., May 7, 1871, of con-
sumption contracted in service.

Captain Melville M. Folsom was the original First Lieutenant
of Co. K ; was appointed Inspecting Oflficer of the Post at Fer-
naudina, Fla., Aug. 7, 1863, and Acting Regimental Quarter-
master at Black Island, S. C, Feb. 12, 1864 ; April 25, 1864, was
.assigned to command of Co. D, only acting a short time ; pro-
moted to Captain, Co. A, May 4, 1864 ; at Bermuda Hundred,
Va., June 2, 1864, his company was left-reserve picket, and when
the line to his left was broken, he deployed his company so as to
.secure the flank and rear of the regiment and obstinately main-
tained his position until the regiment had time to withdraw to
its new line, losing one killed and thirteen wounded, four
mortally, of Co. A. On July 3, 1864, he was detached with his
company as part of the garrison below Four Mile Creek ; on
,Sept. 15, 1864, was ordered to Maine, for fifteen days, for
recruits for the regiment ; mustered out at expiration of term of
service, Nov. 18, 1864. He participated in every engagement of
the regiment during his three years without receiving a wound.

Captain Charles A. Rolfe entered service as private in (new)
Co. B, which joined the regiment at Yorktown, Va., Sept. 26,



PERSONAL SKETCHES. 355

1862 ; promoted to Corporal, Sept. 26, 1862 ; to Sergeant, Oct.
1, 1862 ; to 2d Lieutenant of Co. A, July 7, 1864. He com-
manded Co. B until December, 1864 ; also commanded Co. I from
Nov. 2, 1864, to Dec. 17, 1864 ; promoted to Captain of Co. A,
Dec. 17, 1864. Participated in every skirmish and engagement,
raid or reconnoissance, in which tlie Eleventh took part, from the
date of joining it until the final wind up at Appomattox, Va,,
and received neither wound nor scratch.

Major Sylvanus B. Bean's first military service was in the
Madawaska "War, in 1839, as Orderly Sergeant of Captain Z.
Gibson's company of artillery. In October, 1861, at his home
in Brownfield, he enlisted twenty-one men from that and adjoin-
ing towns for the Eleventh, and entered service as 1st Lieutenant
of Co. A ; detached on recruiting service in Maine in January,
1862 ; was detached for service as mail agent in the Quarter-
master's Department, Army of the Potomac, April 27, 1862, and
resigned to accept ])romotion as Captain and A. Q. M. of Vols.,



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