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Charles S. Colbath
Residence West Roxbury MA; a 20 year-old Clerk.
Enlisted on 4/20/1861 as a Private. On 5/18/1861 he mustered into MA 1st Light Artillery
He was Mustered Out on 8/2/1861 at Camp Clare, Baltimore, MD
On 7/18/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. MA 42nd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 11/11/1864
Promotions: * Corpl 7/18/1864 (As of Co. K 42nd MA Infantry)

By Special Order No. 61, dated April 20, 1861, Maj. Asa M. Cook, commanding the 1st Batty. Lt. Art. Mass. Vol. Mill, "Minute Men", was ordered to have his battery in readiness before midnight on that date. The guns, six brass six pounders, ten tons of ammunition, and seventy horses were sent forward by rail at 10 o'clock that night, and the men entrained for New York the following morning. Arriving in New York that evening, April 21, they embarked on the steamer DE SOTO for Fort Monroe, arriving at their destination on the 23d. They were ordered to proceed immediately to Annapolis, Md., where they arrived early on the morning of the 24th. Until May 4, the battery was quartered at the Naval Academy. On that date it proceeded to the Relay House. Not until May 18 was the battery formally mustered into the service of the United States. On June 13 it was ordered back to Baltimore to assist in protecting the polls during the election. Returning to the Relay House, it was soon ordered back to Camp Clare on the outskirts of Baltimore, and was later quartered in Monument Square and at the Custom House. Returning again to Camp Clare on the 10th of July, it remained there until Aug. 2, when the men were mustered out of the service. Entraining at once for Boston, they arrived on the following day and were honored by a military parade and a reception by Mayor Wightman.

The 42d Regiment preserved its identity as a militia unit after the close of its nine months' service, and in July, 1864, was reorganized with some changes in companies and mustered into the service for one hundred days. It was used for guard and garrison duty during the late summer and fall, in order that the older and more experienced troops which had been performing this duty might be relieved and sent to the front. The companies which were to constitute the 42d Regiment began to assemble at Camp Meigs, Readville, early in July, and were mustered into the service between the 14th and 22d of the month. On the 24th the command set out for Washington under Lieut. Col. Joseph Stedman. About this time Col. Burrell was released from captivity, returned and rejoined his regiment at Alexandria, and resumed command. The regiment did guard and patrol duty, one detachment being sent to Great Falls, Md., while others were employed in guarding supply trains moving to and from the Shenandoah Valley. After completing its term of enlistment the regiment was mustered out of the service Nov. 11, 1864.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Item # CWB11817
 $300.00 USD