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general commanded, "you need not return: you may remain." After that he was appointed "color bearer" in place of Mr. Clapp of Scituate and continued at this post.
Enlisted Sept. 2, 1862, Co. F, Forty-third Regiment, M. V. M. Discharged March 3, 1863, for disability from rheumatism and disease of the heart.
"I went on the Goldsboro expedition; also was engaged in the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and Spring Bank."
JOHN F. HATCH.
Enlisted Sept. 2, 1862. Discharged July 30, 1863.
"From Readville we were sent on the steamer 'Merrimack" with five hundred men belonging to the Forty-sixth Regiment. In all there were nearly fifteen hundred soldier boys, and another steamer, 'Mississippi,' had the same number.
"We remained in Boston Harbor five days on account of a severe storm. Most of the boys were seasick. We went to Beaufort, N. C.; from there went to Newbern, N. C. We marched quite a distance and took quarters in large barracks. We were united with the Twenty-third, Seven-
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