Thursday, April 09, 2015

Roswell M. Wells, New Hampshire.

Roswell M. Wells

Birth: abt., 1841.
Death: 1864.

Parents: Israel Ingalls Wells, Sarah Blake Wells.

Burial: Unknown.

New Hampshire State Records.

Roswell M. Wells, Co. F., Eighth New Hampshire, Infantry, Born Alexandria; Age 20; Residence New Hampshire; Enlisted December 20, 1861; Mustered in December 20, 1861, as a Private; Wounded May 27, 1862, at Fort Hudson; Re-enlisted and mustered in January 4, 1864, Credited to Sanbornton; Died of accidental Wounds October 30, 1864,at Natchez, Mississippi.

Was also in the New Hampshire First Cavalry, Co. F.

Medical and Surgical History of the War.

Roswell M. Wells, was wounded in the adbomen by the accidental discharged of a muskey while on  picket duty at Natchez, October 29, 1864.  "Wells and a comrade were practicing with their bayonets, when his comrade's gun was accidentally discharged,"  Wells suffered terribly till his death eighteen hours later.  After the ball exited Wells stomach, it entered another of his Comrade's head, and he too died twelve hours later. 

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