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Civil War Letter Lot 16th Massachusetts Vol Inf - Gettysburg Regiment 1862-64 For Sale

Civil War Letter Lot 16th Massachusetts Vol Inf - Gettysburg Regiment 1862-64

3 letters written by Pvt. Warren Stickney of Co H. 16th MA VOL INF. There is one from 1862 and 2 letters from March 1864. They all have good content describing the action he has seen and the life of a soldier . In one of the letters he listed all the engagements he had been in including Gettysburg. 2 of the envelopes have had the stamps cut out. One of the letters has split into 3 pieces.

Name:

Warren Stickney

Residence:

Massachusetts

Occupation:

Machinist

Age at Enlistment:

22

Enlistment Date:

29 Jun 1861

Rank at enlistment:

Private

State Served:

Massachusetts

Survived the War?:

Yes

Service Record:

Enlisted in Company H, Massachusetts 16th Infantry Regiment on 29 Jun 1861.Promoted to Full Corporal on 01 Sep 1863.Mustered out on 27 Jul 1864.

Birth Date:


abt 1839


SIXTEENTH REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

Three Years

The 16th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. was made up of companies recruited in Middlesex

County in April and May, 1861. By Special Order of June 17, 1861, it was ordered to

assemble at Camp Cameron, North Cambridge, on the 2d of July. Its companies were

mustered in on various dates between June 29 and July 12, with Powell T. Wyman, a

West Point graduate, as its colonel. It left the State August 17, and was in camp near

Baltimore, Md., until Sept. 1, on which date it removed to Hampton, Va., where it was in

camp during the autumn and winter of 1861-62.

In May, 1862, it was posted temporarily at Gosport Xa^y Yard and at Suffolk, Va.,

and on June 12 joined the Army of the Potomac near Fair Oaks. It there formed a part

of Grover's Brigade, Hooker's Division, Heintzehnan's (3d) Corps. It was engaged with

hea\'y loss on the Williamsburg road, June 18, and took part in the battle of Oak Grove,

June 25. In the Seven Days fighting the 16th was heavily engaged at Glendale, June 30,

losing its conomander, Col. Wyman. Transferred to Alexandria during the last of August,

it proceeded with its corps to the vicinity of Warrenton Jc. In the 2d Bull Run cam-

paign, on August 29 it was in the charge of Grover's Brigade on the Confederate position

at the famous railroad embankment near Groveton, losing heavily.

After this campaign the regiment remained in or near the defenses of Washington

until November. About this time Gen. Carr succeeded Gen. Grover in command of the

brigade. After the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, where the 16th was not

heavily engaged, it went into winter quarters near Falmouth. At Fredericksburg it

suffered one notable loss in the death of Chaplain Fuller who had resigned and was about

to depart for home, but went into the fight as a volunteer and was killed.

At Chancellors^'ille, May 3, 1863, as a part of Carr's Brigade, Berry's Division,

Sickles' (3d) Corps, the 16th was heavily engaged, suffering severe loss. At Gettysburg,

July 2, it suffered still more heavily while defending the line of the Emmittsburg road.

Gen. Berry having been killed at Chancellors\-ille, Gen. Humphreys now conomanded the

di\Tsion.

In the fall of 1863 the regiment was active in the operations near the Rappahannock

and Rapidan and in late November participated in the Mine Run campaign. The winter

was spent in camp near Brandy Station.

When the 3d Corps was broken up in the spring of 1864, the 16th Regt. became a part

of McAllister's Brigade, Mott's Division, Hancock's (2d) Corps. With this command it

was engaged with loss at the Wilderness, May 5 and 6, 1864, on the line of the Plank road.

Again at Spottsylvania on the 10th and 12th of May its losses werehea\-y, especially on the

last named date when it participated in the assault on the Bloody Angle, where Lieut. Col.

Merriam was killed. After Spottsylvania Mott's Div-ision had become so reduced in

numbers that it was consohdated with Birney's Division. As a part of this di\asion the

regiment was engaged at North Anna, Totopotomoy, and in front of Petersburg until

July 11, 1864, when it transferred its recruits and re-enlisted men to the 11th Mass. and

started for home. It arrived in Massachusetts July 22, and on July 27 was mustered out

of the United States service.



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