CDV -2nd Lieutenant George N Bennett 38th Massachusetts Infantry

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Bennett served as a private in the 1st Mass Infantry at the beginning of the war, and became a captain with the 38th Mass.

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CDV Signed By 2nd Lieutenant George N Bennett 38th Massachusetts Infantry.  George Nelson Bennett from East Cambridge, Ma., enlisted as a private into Co. D 1st Mass Infantry on May 24, 1861, and was discharged for promotion on August 26, 1862, becoming a 2nd lieutenant of Co. B, 38th Mass.  During his service with the 38th, he had attained the rank of captain in July of 1863 while in Louisiana.  He mustered out with the regiment at Savannah, Ga. on June 30, 1865.

Photographed by Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.

 

This regiment was raised in the Boston area and south into Plymouth and Bristol counties.  They were part of the Banks Expedition to Louisiana, took part in the Siege of Port Hudson.  In the first assault the regiment had two enlisted men, and Lt.Col. William Rodman killed, with 14 wounded.  On the second assault the 38th lost 7 killed and 84 wounded.

In March of 1864 the 38th began its part of the Red River Expedition under General Banks.  The 19th Corps was transferred back to the east, and assigned to the Army of the Shenandoah, and took part in the battles of Winchester, Fishers Hill, and Cedar Creek having well over 100 casualties in a month’s time.

There remaining service was in North Carolina, guarding Sherman’s Army supplies, and confederate prisoners and moved to Savannah, Ga. until finally shipped home to Boston, arriving there in July of 1865.

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Weight .5 lbs