Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hudson Sawyer, Maine.

First Maine Heavy Artillery.

Hudson Sawyer, 21, years, Levant, Mustered in July 28, 1863.  Promoted Sergeant January 14, 1864.  First Lieutenant July 27, 1864. Wounded June 18, 1864, wounded in right side.  Promoted Captain Company I., April 25, 1865, and transferred.

Captain Hudson, Levant, joined by transferred from Company I., April 25, 1865; Aid on Brigade staff, from Fall of 1864 to June, 1865; Breveted Major; Mustered out September 11, 1865.  He is now serving as Post Chaplain at Togus Me.

Hudson Sawyer, then on Gen. De Trobriand's staff, was riding over the field with orders to some of the regiments.  His horse stumbled as he leaped a line of  breastwork, both being thrown to the ground.  The Captain, although he would hardly own that he was hurt at the time, suffered for months from the effects of the fall.

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