“This, at least, in future say, with honest pride,

Berkshire boys right nobly fought, and bled, and died.

Ever let their actions be rehearsed in story,

And their names encircled with a wreath of glory.”

 

                       

 

                                                          - Samuel Sumner of Great Barrington

                                        Lieut. Col. 49th Massachusetts Infantry (Berkshire Regiment)

                                                              “The charge of the Forty-ninth”

                                          May 27, 1863 before the Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana

 

 

 

Below is a list of Civil War soldiers who listed their residence as Egremont and Mount Washington, Mass at the time of enlistment. The majority of them enlisted in the 49th Massachusetts Regiment. Many of the Civil War soldiers of Egremont and Mt Washington, not much unlike any other town, did not return home. Click on the regiment to read more about its history and to view the military records & stories for the soldiers listed here. If you have any corrections or additions please contact me.

 

Source: Ancestry.com 2006        *  Killed or died from disease     + Wounded     ^ POW

 

2nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                   27th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts          49th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts

Company K                                                           Company B                                                        Company D

Roswell E Miner of Egremont, Mass +                   James H Allen of Egremont, Mass ^                     George Yager of Egremont, Mass *

George W Orcutt of S Egremont, Mass                 Grosvenor Hollenbeck of Egremont, Mass ^*       Company E

William Winchell of Egremont, Mass                    Norman Kline of Egremont, Mass                        Claudius Bignal of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                         Jonathan Brayne of Egremont, Mass +

4th Cavalry Regiment Massachusetts                   31st Infantry Regiment Massachusetts              Levi Campbell of Mt Washington, Mass

Company H                                                          Company F                                                          George Decker of Egremont, Mass

James Jones of N Egremont, Mass                         Francis S Frink of Mt Washington, Mass              Owen Garland of Mt Washington, Mass

                                                                             George Frink of Mt Washington, Mass +              William Hatch of Egremont, Mass

10th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                  Lorin Frink of Mt Washington, Mass                   Norman Hollenbeck of Egremont, Mass

Company A                                                          Seth Frink of Mt Washington, Mass *                   Warren G Karner of Egremont, Mass

George L Hart of Egremont, Mass                        William Frink of Mt Washington, Mass +              William J Karner of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                         Horace Lamson of Mt Washington, Mass

11th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                  34th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts             Thomas Mallaly of Egremont, Mass *

Company F                                                           Company K                                                          Jeremiah Miller of Egremont, Mass

Leonard Felder of N Egremont, Mass +                 Ephraim B Church of Egremont, Mass                 William Murphy of Egremont, Mass

                                                                             Robert J Gardner of Egremont, Mass                    George Palmatier of Egremont, Mass +

16th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                  Henry C Harmstead of Egremont, Mass               Albert Parsons of Egremont, Mass

Company F                                                           John Loomis of Egremont, Mass                            David C Patterson of Egremont, Mass

Leonard Felder of N Egremont, Mass +                 William B Stark of Egremont, Mass *^                 John Reapy of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          Marcus M Schutt of Mt Washington, Mass +

                                                                                                                                                          Robert T Sherman of Egremont, Mass *

20th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                  37th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts             Samuel Slater Jr of Mt Washington, Mass

Company C                                                          Company B                                                          Charles F Thatcher of Egremont, Mass

George L Hart of Egremont, Mass                        Duane Hollenbeck of Egremont, Mass                   Levi Van Deusen of Egremont, Mass

                                                                             Charles J Kelsey of N Egremont, Mass *                Ezra Van Deusen of Egremont, Mass *

22nd Infantry Regiment Massachusetts                  Silas Miller of Egremont, Mass *                          William Wilbur of Egremont, Mass *

Company C                                                          Frederick Soles of Egremont, Mass                        Company K

Knapp Brasie of Mt Washington, Mass *               Company C                                                           George W Allen of Egremont, Mass +

Wesley Schutt of Mt Washington, Mass *              George L Hart of Egremont, Mass                         Edwin Bunce of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          George Campbell of Mt Washington, Mass *

                                                                                                                                                          Philander Culver of Mt Washington, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          David Dalzell Jr of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          John Decker of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          John Decker Jr of Egremont, Mass

                                                                                                                                                          Stewart M G Fullerton of Egremont, Mass +

                                                                                                                                                          David Funk of Mt Washington, Mass +

                                                                                                                                                          Luther Funk of Mt Washington, Mass *

                                                                                                                                                          Isaac E Judd of Egremont, Mass *

                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                          57th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts

                                                                                                                                                          Company D

                                                                                                                                                          Jonathan J Brayne of Egremont, Mass +

                                                                                                                                                          Company K

                                                                                                                                                          Robert E Downing of Egremont, Mass +

                                                                                                                                                          Stewart M G Fullerton of Egremont, Mass +

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                          59th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts

                                                                                                                                                          Company K

                                                                                                                                                          Robert E Downing of Egremont, Mass +

                  

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