Monday, August 20, 2012
CAPTAIN HENRY A. HUBBARD
While engrossed with legal tomes, he united with the Union Guard of Springfield, and soon became adept in military tactics. Upon the opening of hostilities he rallied his Ludlow neighbors and friends and drilled them in the " School of Soldiers," preparatory to the call he felt sure must come. When the raising of the Twenty-Seventh Regiment was authorized, Col. Lee commissioned him to recruit for that organization, and the- filling of the ranks of the Ludlow company so promptly was due mainly to his zeal and magnetism. He was mustered as captain Oct. 1G, 1861, and continued with his command until their arrival with the Burnside Expedition at Matte ras Inlet, N. C. Here he contracted a serious and prolonged illness, from exposure. He remained upon the schooner "Recruit," and during the battle of Roanoke Island Avas on Croatan Sound just beyond reach of the enemy s guns. He heard our first cheer of victory, but died Feb. 12, 1862, just after the return of the regiment to the vessel. Though prevented from paiticipating in battle, he died as really a martyr in his country s cause as if he had fallen amid the carnage of battle. His remains were buried Avith military honors at Ludlow, Mass., Feb. 24, 1862, under escort of his old comrades of the Union Guard. October 16th, two Aveeks previous to his departure for the seat of Avar, he was married to Annie, daughter of Deacon Booth of Lud low. His Avidow still survives him.
GEO. W. BARTLETT, Acljt.
Among those left sick upon the "Recruit "on debarking the 7th, was Capt. Hubbard of Company I, who had been prostrated some four weeks with sickness, but with no antici pation of immediate danger. On the morning of the 12th
his disease resulted in death.