Civil War Veteran with - Co. I. 12th Massachusetts Infantry


Obituary and a short biography from the The Stoughton Sentinel, 25 April 1914 , p. 4  

“...He was discharged for disability caused by losing his left arm at Antietam .  He was in the Battles of Bull Run, Cedar Mountain , Thoroughfare Gap and South Mountain.”  “Upon his return the veteran was employed as a bell-ringer in the Charlestown Navy Yard and as gatekeeper.  Later, he was doorkeeper of the Wisconsin State Senate and on his return east he was appointed a messenger at the State House and janitor of the Commonwealth Building, a position he held for 23 years, being placed on the retired list in 1909.  He joined Abraham Lincoln Post, No. 11 of Charlestown, shortly after it was organized, but January 2, 1912, was transferred to A. St. John Chambre Post.”  “...died on Sunday at his home on Turnpike street, from heart disease, the fatal attack being brought on by a severe fit of coughing while sitting on the edge of the bed talking with his son, Winslow D. Adlington, of Saugus, who had arrived only 15 minutes previously”.  


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