HISTORY OF MARSHFIELD.
JOHN H. EAMES.
Although not enlisting in the Civil War from Marshfield, Mr. Eames is so prominently identified with Marshfield as Commander of the G. A. R. Post for some years, and one of the "fathers" of the town, we need not offer any excuse in including his name among the soldiers in this history.
Mr. Eames enlisted at Medford in the Lawrence Light Guard, Co. E., 5th Mass. Minute Men, April 15th 1861, for 3 months. Participated in the first battle of Bull Run. Discharged July 31, 1861. Re-enlisted as first sergeant for three years in Co. C., 39th Mass. Infantry Vols., Aug. 15, 1862. Discharged as first lieutenant June 20, 1865. Participated in the various battles of the Army of the Potomac, under Gen. Grant, in the 5th army corps. Was taken prisoner of war, with the entire regiment, at the battle of the Weldon R. R., August 19th, 1864, and confined at Libby, Belle Isle and Salisbury Prisons, N. C. Is now, with one other, the sole survivor of the 18 members of his company who were captured. Released from prison Feb. 25, 1865. Became a resident of Marshfield in the spring of 1886.
Enlisted in Co. G., 2d District of Columbia Vols., and joined the Army of the Potomac, Gen. Fitz John Porter commanding. He fought in the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17-18, 1862, and engaged in minor battles during his stay in the Army of the Potomac. His regiment was prom-
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