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fever.   I finally recovered.   In one of the battles in which we were engaged, our line, extended from the advance to the rear column, some 18 miles.   We were obliged to be reviewed once in a while by the commanding officers, and there were 35,000 men passing in these reviews, and this was a small force compared to the army of the Potomac.   I was discharged in July, 1863."

 


 

DAVID CHURCH.

   For whom the Grand Army Post in Marshfield was named, (being the first Marshfield soldier killed in battle in the Civil War.)   His record there has been furnished me by his daughter, Mrs. Richard Magoun.
   "He was killed in the battle of Wilderness May 6, 1864.   Enlisted in Co. E., 7th Regiment, Mass. Vols.   He was shot and killed instantly, while the Union army was on the retreat.   His body was never recovered, probably buried in a trench with hundreds of others.   He was also engaged in the following battles: Williamsburg, May 6, 1862; Bottom Bridge, May 20, 1862; Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; Antietam, Sept. 18, 1862; Fredericksburg, Dec. 11, 1862; Mary's Heights, May 5, 1863; Salem Heights, May 5, 1863; Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.   Killed in the battle of the Wilderness May 6, 1864."

 

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