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Rumford Civil War Soldiers

Source: William Berry Lapham, History of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine: from its first settlement in 1779 to the present time (Augusta Me.: Press of the Maine Farmer, 1890).
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The following list embraces all the names of Rumford Soldiers found on the books of the Adjutant General and is believed to be a correct list of the men who went into the army from this town:

Hiram F. Abbot was mustered into the Second Maine Regimental Band, August 30, 1861, and served until the band was discharged by order of the Secretary of War.

John Austin was mustered into Company G, Ninth Maine Volunteers, September 21, 1861, and was discharged for disability, January 5, 1863.


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William Andrews was mustered into Company E, Tenth Maine Volunteers October, 16, 1861, was discharged with the Regiment, May 8, 1863. He re-enlisted in the Seventh Maine Battery, was mustered December 30, 1863, and died in hospital, August 27, 1864.

David W. Abbot was mustered into Company H, Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, December 14, 1861, and died January 19, 1862.

Joseph H. Abbot was mustered as First Lieutenant in Company F, of the Twenty-third Maine Regiment, and was discharged for disability in November following.

Hazen M. Abbot was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment July 15, 1863. He was promoted corporal. He died of diphtheria soon after his discharge.

Henry Abbot was mustered into Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, was wounded May 31, and December 12 transferred to Company B, Thirty-first Maine Volunteers.

Charles W. Akeley was mustered into the Seventh Maine Battery, December 30, 1863, and was discharged for disability July 17, 1864.

Chelsea C. Abbot was mustered into Company D, Sixteenth Maine Volunteers, as corporal, August 29, 1862, and was mustered out as such with the Regiment. He was on the quota of Rumford, though reported as from Dixfield in the records of the Adjutant General.

Henry F. Blanchard was mustered as Corporal into Company G, First Maine Cavalry, October 31, 1861; was promoted to Sergeant and First Sergeant; re-enlisted December 31, 1863, and was promoted to Second Lieutenant; he was discharged for disability, March 18, 1865. He was on staff duty as Assistant Adjutant General of the Cavalry depot in 1864 and part of 1865, and also as Assistant Commissary of Subsistence.

Stillman Blanchard was mustered into the Second Maine Battery, January 1, 1864. He was severely wounded and discharged. He married Eliza, daughter of John G. Burns of Woodstock, and died soon after of consumption.


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William I. Blanchard served in the 19th Massachusetts Regiment.

The above three were brothers.

Eugene A. Barker was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and was discharged by virtue of Order number 64, War Department.

Frank W. Bodwell is reported as having served in a Massachusetts regiment. He enlisted as bugler in the Seventh Maine Battery, was reduced to the ranks and mustered out with the Battery, June 21, 1865. He was the son of Samuel B. Bodwell.

William H. Brackett was mustered into Company G, Second Maine Volunteers, May 28, 1861; served two years, and was mustered out with the regiment. He re-enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers, and was mustered December 16, 1863. He was promoted Corporal and mustered out with the Twenty-ninth. In this regiment he is said to be of Auburn. He was a son of Peter D. and Betsey F. Brackett.

Franklin Bean was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, June 24, 1861, and was killed in battle, July 2, 1863. He was the son of Luther Bean, and was unmarried.

John H. Bean was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, and was discharged for promotion in the Second Louisiana Volunteers. He had been a trader at the Centre.

Wilbur J. Baker was mustered into Company H, Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, December 14, 1861, and died at Carrollton, La., September 7, 1862.

John Brown was mustered into Company G, Fifteenth Maine Regiment, January 25, 1864, and was reported absent without leave October 10, 1865.

Joseph Brown was mustered into Company F, Twenty·third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, was promoted wagoner, and mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1863. This man was from Milton plantation, but reported on Rumford's quota.

Charles H. Buck was mustered into Company B, Third Maine Volunteers, July 17, 1863, and was transferred to the 17th Maine and then to the First Maine Heavy Artillery. He deserted to Canada, but returned and has since been pensioned for wounds.


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Barzilla S. Cobb was mustered into the Second Maine Battery, December 31, 1863, and died of disease July 30, 1864. He was the son of Churchill Cobb, and grandson of Ebenezer Cobb of Norway.

Silas Curtis was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Regiment, and was discharged for disability. He re-enlisted in Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, and died of wounds, July 27, 1864.

Henry M. Colby was mustered into the Second Maine Regiment Band, August 30, 1861, and was discharged with the band by order of the Secretary of War.

John Casey was mustered into Company E, Fifth Maine Regiment, was promoted Corporal, and returned to the ranks at his own request.

Horace K. Chase was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Volunteers, June 24, 1861, and served three years.

Bartholomew Coburn was mustered into Company G, Ninth Maine Regiment, September 21, 1861, and was discharged for disability, January 25, 1863.

Francis E. K. Cushman, son of Francis and Lydia (Keyes) Cushman, was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Regiment, November 21, 1861; was detached as brigade wagoner, and subsequently discharged by order of the War Department.

Royal A. Clement was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861; was wounded September 19, 1864; re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, and was discharged July 24, 1866.

Reuben B. Coburn was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861; served out his term, re-enlisted, and was subsequently reported a deserter.

Joseph E. Colby was mustered as First Lieutenant of Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, and died at City Point, Virginia, June 25, 1864, of disease.

Elias N. Delano was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and was discharged for disability, February 4, 1863.

Francis S. Delano was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862; was transferred to the Invalid


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Corps, April 10, 1863, and was discharged by Order Number 94, War Department.

Alphonso Dolloff served in Company G, First Maine Regiment. He is reported to have enlisted and been mustered into Company G, Seventh Regiment Maine Volunteers, August 21, 1861, and to have deserted the same day. (Adjutant General's Reports.)

George Dolly was mustered into Company H, Eighth Maine Regiment as Sergeant, September 7, 1861; was promoted to Second Lieutenant, and afterwards discharged to accept a Captaincy in the First Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers.

Amos H. Dwinel served three years in a Massachusetts Battery. He was the son of Amos Dwinel.

Rufus R. Dunn was mustered into Company C, Sixteenth Maine Volunteers, September 16, 1862, and died a prisoner in Richmond, July 21, 1863.

Isaac R. Douglass was mustered into the Twelfth Maine Volunteers, January 1, 1864. This man enlisted at New Orleans, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, and discharged July 18, 1865.

Charles Estes enlisted and was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Regiment, August 29, 1862; was promoted Corporal, reduced to ranks, and discharged April 4, 1863. He was a resident of Bethel, but went on the quota of Rumford.

Edward F. Elliot was mustered into Company F, Tenth Maine Regiment, October 4, 1861, was captured at Culpepper, and afterwards returned to duty.

Osgood Eaton was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, and died July 3, 1863.

Henry O. Eaton was mustered into Company B, Thirty·second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, and died of wounds, June 3, 1864.

Arbury E. Eastman was mustered into Company G, Fifteenth Maine Volunteers, and was reported a deserter, February 16, 1862. He re-enlisted in the Seventh Maine Battery, mustered December 30, 1863, and was discharged June 20, 1865.

Farnum A. Elliot was mustered into Company G, First Maine Cavalry. (Record incomplete.)


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Charles A. Eastman was mustered into the Ninth Maine Volunteers, September 24, 1862.

Daniel G. Eastman was mustered as Corporal in Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, and was mustered out by consolidation of the regiment with the Thirty-first Maine, December 12, 1864.

Holland F. Eastman was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment.

Charles W. Farnum was mustered into Company H, Thirteenth Maine Volunteers, December 12, 1861, and was discharged for disability in July following.

William H. Farnum was mustered into Company G, First Maine Cavalry, and was discharged February 26, 1865.

William G. Farnum was mustered into Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, and December 12, 1864, was transferred to Company B, Thirty-first Maine Volunteers; he was mustered out with that regiment, July 15, 1865.

Rufus V. Farnum was mustered into the Seventh Maine Battery, December 30, 1863, and was mustered out with the Battery, June 21, 1865.

Edward Faunce was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and was discharged with the regiment June 26, 1865.

George F. Foye was mustered into Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, and died in Washington, August 1, 1864.

George L. Farnum enlisted in the Eleventh Massachusetts Regiment, and was severely wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, resulting in the loss of the use of one of his hands. He afterwards graduated from Colby University, studied law and practiced in Norway. He died in 1877.

Elisha F. Goddard was mustered as Quartermaster Sergeant of the Twelfth Maine Volunteers; was promoted to Second and First Lieutenant, and Captain of Company A; re-enlisted and was transferred to Twelfth Maine Battalion. He resigned in November, 1865.


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Ephraim F. Goddard was mustered into Company B, Thirty-second Maine Regiment, March 10, 1864, and was transferred to Company B, Thirty-first Maine, December 12, 1864, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1865.

Ajalon Godwin was mustered into Company H, Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, as Sergeant, December 14, 1861, was promoted First Sergeant, Second and First Lieutenant, and Captain, and died of wounds received September 19, 1864.

Joel Goodwin was mustered in Company F, Twenty-third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment. He re-enlisted in the Seventh Maine Battery, was mustered December 30, 1863, and was discharged with the Battery, June 21, 1865.

Samuel Goodwin was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1863. He re-enlisted in the Seventh Maine Battery, was mustered December 30, 1863, and died at City Point, Va., October 4, 1864.

Alvan B. Godwin was mustered as Quartermaster of the Twelfth Maine Volunteers, March 9, 1865.

Osgood A. Hodgman was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Regiment, August 29, 1862, and was transferred to the Invalid Corps.

William H. Harper was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, June 24, 1861; was dropped from the rolls by Order number 162, of War Department, and was subsequently restored and served out his term.

Chas. J. Hardy was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, and died at New Orleans, June 2, 1862.

Joel B. Howe was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, and was discharged for disability April 15, 1862.

Charles F. Howe was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was discharged with the regiment, July 15, 1863.

William C. Hutchinson was mustered into the Seventh Maine


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Battery, December 30, 1863, and was discharged for disability June
2, 1864.

George H. Hutchins was mustered into the Seventh Maine Battery, December 30, 1863, and was discharged with the Battery, June 21, 1865.

Herman Jacobs was mustered into Company G, Ninth Maine Volunteers, September 21, 1861, and died November 1 following.

William Jacobs was mustered into Company G, First Maine Cavalry; was wounded October 27, 1863, and was discharged June 20, 1864.

Ezekiel E. Jackson was mustered into Company C, Fourth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1863, and was discharged for disability, December 7, following.

Henry Jordan, Jr., was mustered on the quota of Rumford, into Company H, Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, March 21, 1864; he died in New Orleans. This man's home was in Woodstock.

Charles A. Knapp was mustered into Company G, Second Maine Regiment, July 10, 1861; he was promoted Corporal, wounded in the battle of Gaine's Mill, transferred to the Twentieth Maine Regiment, July 4, 1862, and was killed in battle, May 28, 1864.

Cincinnatus Keyes was mustered into Company A, Tenth Maine Volunteers, October 4, 1861, was wounded in the battle of Cedar Mountain, and died of his wounds.

Albert Leavitt was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and died November 3 following.

Samuel E. Lufkin was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, June 24, 1861, and was killed in battle at Crampton Pass.

Abijah Lapham enlisted in Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, went to the front with the regiment and was accidentally killed by a comrade at North Anna River, Va.

Charles A. E. Lufkin was mustered as private in Company F, Twenty-third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1863.

Joseph C. Lapham was mustered into Company F, Tenth Maine Regiment, October 4, 1861, was captured at Winchester, Va., and paroled. He served out his time in the Tenth, re-enlisted in the


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Seventh Maine Battery, mustered December 30, 1863, and was mustered out with the Battery, June 21, 1865.

Richmond M. Lapham was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, June 24, 1861; he served out his time of three years, re-enlisted, and was missing after the battle of Spotsylvania, May 10, 1864. After the capture of Richmond, a hospital record was found by which it was learned that he was severely wounded, but no account of his death was given. He doubtless died of his wounds. He was the son of Thomas and Sophronia (Crooker) Lapham, and unmarried.

Charles H. Lunt was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, and died at New Orleans, July 15, 1862.

William P. Lang was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was discharged with the regiment, July 15, 1863. He re-enlisted in Company F, Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers, was mustered November 13, 1863, and died of disease, June 26, 1864.

Ayers Little was mustered into Company K, Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers, January 5, 1864, and was mustered out with the regiment.

William Linsey was mustered into Company K, Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers, January 5, 1864; was promoted Corporal and mustered out with the regiment.

William Lockmeyer enlisted at New Orleans into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, August 31, 1862; was taken prisoner at Cedar Creek, September 19, 1864, and subsequently returned and was transferred to Twelfth Maine Battalion. He was discharged October 10, 1865.

Nahum P. Moody, son of Hezekiah and Hannah (Estes) Moody, was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, Aug. 29, 1862, and died November 28, 1862. He married Melinda S., daughter of David Elliot.

Jerry W. Martin was mustered into Company I, Fifth Maine Volunteers, June 24, 1861, and was killed in battle, May 12, 1864.

Irving G. Martin was mustered into Company K, Tenth Maine Volunteers, October 4, 1861, and died of wounds received in action, January 22, 1863.


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Franklin Martin was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Regiment, November 21, 1861, served his time and was mustered out December 7, 1864.

William Martin was mustered into the Seventh Maine Battery, December 30, 1863, and was mustered out with the Battery, June 21, 1865.

James Mullen enlisted in Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, at New Orleans, January 1, 1864, and was credited to Rumford. He was taken prisoner October 19, 1864, and was subsequently transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion. He died in rebel prison, November 11, 1864.

Winfield S. Martin was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1863.

William H. Moore was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, served out his term, re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, appointed musician, and was mustered out April 18, 1866.

William K. Moore was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, was promoted Corporal, served out his term and was mustered out December 7, 1864.

George T. Mansur was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, was promoted to Sergeant, served out his term, and was mustered out of service, December 7, 1864.

Robert McGill was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, and died of wounds, May 26, 1863.

Ainsworth W. Morey was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the regiment, July 15, 1863.

Levi Moody was mustered into Company B, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, March 10, 1864, was transferred to Company B, Thirty-first Maine Volunteers, December 12, 1864, and was discharged
May 20, 1865, by order of General Dix.

Patrick McAudley enlisted on the quota of Rumford, in Company H, Fourteenth Maine Volunteers, June 12, 1862, at New Orleans. He deserted, March 27, 1864.


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Charles L. Newton was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, and was discharged for disability.

Charles W. Nelson was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and was discharged by Order Number 94, War Department.

Horace H. Paine was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, and was discharged for disability, August 24, 1863.

Otis Peverly was mustered into Company B, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, was transferred to Company A; re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, and was mustered out April, 18, 1866.

Irving B. Parker was mustered into the Twelfth Maine Regiment, Company D, November 15, 1861, was promoted Corporal, and was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service, December 7, 1864.

Lewis M. Perry was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, and was reported absent without leave, August 15, 1863.

James F. Putnam was mustered into Company D, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and was discharged November 24, following.

Henry A. J. Rolfe was mustered into Company D, Sixteenth Maine Regiment, August 14, 1862, and was discharged in November following.

Oscar D. Rolfe was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Regiment, November 15, 1861, was promoted Sergeant, served out his time, and was mustered out, December 7, 1864.

Frank G. Russell was mustered as First Lieutenant in Company C, Twentieth Maine Volunteers, August 29, 1862, and resigned January 10, 1863. He was a physician by profession, and practiced some years in Rumford.

Asa Richardson was mustered into the Seventh Maine Battery, December 30, 1863, and was mustered out with the Battery, June 21, 1865. He has since died.

Isaac Small was mustered into the Second Maine Battery, De-


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cember 31, 1863, and was mustered out with the Battery, June 16, 1865.

George E. Small was mustered into the United States service in Company I, Fifth Maine Volunteers, June 24, 1861, and was soon after detached and placed on gunboat service.

Sewall C. Smith was mustered into Company D, Fifth Maine Regiment, June 24, 1861, was promoted Corporal, re-enlisted and was transferred to the First Maine Veteran Volunteers.

Benjamin W. Stevens was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861; served out his term, re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, and was mustered out April 18, 1866.

Edward E. Stevens was mustered as Corporal in Company F, Twenty-third·Maine Volunteers, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863.

William F. Stevens was mustered into. Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863. He was mustered into Company K, Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers, January 5, 1864.

Jonathan V. Silver was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 21, 1861, served out his term and was mustered out of service, December 7, 1864.

Jarvis M. Segar was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863.

James W. Thomas was mustered into Company C, Twentieth Maine Regiment, August 29, 1862, and was discharged by Order Number 94, War Department.

John F. Twombly was mustered into the Twelfth Maine Regiment, Company A, November 21, 1861; was promoted Corporal, re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, promoted Corporal, and was mustered out April 18, 1866.

Benjamin P. Thomas was mustered into Company B, Sixteenth Maine, September 5, 1863, and died of disease November 24, following.

Augustus Taylor was mustered into Company H, Nineteenth Maine Volunteers, February 24, 1864; was transferred to the First


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Maine Heavy Artillery, and was reported a deserter from August 9, following.

Charles K. Virgin was mustered into Company F, Twenty-third Maine Regiment, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863.

George E. Virgin was mustered into the United States service in Company F, Twenty-third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863. He died suddenly while riding in a sleigh, in Mexico, Maine.

James M. Virgin was mustered as a private in Company F, Twenty-third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service, July 15, 1863.

Benjamin F. Virgin was mustered for the Ninth Maine Regiment, September 13, 1862; was wounded July 14, 1864, and re-ported a deserter, November 20, 1864, while absent in Maine. He is said to have re-enlisted under another name in New Hampshire, and to have served to the close of the war.

Samuel F. Wing was mustered into Company E, Tenth Maine Regiment, August 14, 1862, and was transferred to the Tenth Maine Battalion. He was afterwards in the Twenty-ninth Maine Volunteers.

Charles K. Wyman was mustered into Company A, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, served out his term, re-enlisted, was transferred to the Twelfth Maine Battalion, and was mustered out April 18, 1866.

Oliver H. Warren was mustered into Company D, Twelfth Maine Volunteers, November 15, 1861, and was discharged at Lowell, Mass., January 2, 1862.

Caleb E. Walker was mustered into Company F, Twenty·third Maine Volunteers, September 29, 1862, and was mustered out with the Regiment, July 15, 1863. He has since died.

Nathaniel Warren was mustered into Company A, Thirtieth Maine Volunteers, December 15, 1863, and was reported a deserter January 4, following.

Isaac P. Wing was mustered into Company E, Thirty-second Maine Volunteers, April 2, 1864, and died of wounds, July 24, 1864.

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