Friday, September 09, 2005

Civil War Memoir: Lyman Chatfield Harwood 129th New York Volunteer Infantry

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

Lyman Chatfield Harwood
Born Windsor, Vermont
Company “B”, 129th New York Volunteer Infantry

…The first battle in which I was engaged was Spottsylvania Va. Then followed North Anna…Tolopotomy…Cold Harbor…Siege of Petersburg…and final assault and capture of the Rebel Fortifications there; and thence on to Appomattox. I received a gunshot wound in right leg, June 3rd 1864 at Cold Harbor Va….

The surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox was the most important event in my military experience.

Letters & Postcards on E-Bay