Monday, November 30, 2015

Joseph R. Doolittle.

Joseph R Doolittle.

Birth: May 23, 1842.
Death: May 25, 1927.

Occupation: Machinist.

Wife; Cornelia H. Paddock Doolittle, (1841-1903)

Married January 20, 1865.

Children: Lewis J. and Gerald B. Doolittle.

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Connecticut First Battery History.


Southington. Served three months in Rifle C. . C, 3d C. V. Enlisted Light Battery Oct. 18, 1861 discharged Feb. 17, 1863. physical disability. Reenlisted Jan. 2, 1864; promoted Corporal Nov. 20, 1864. Mustered out June II, 1865.

Page 158, Comrade Doolittle says that at one period when ammunition was running short he had got " about half way to the caissons when we saw Capt. Rockwell with some other officers standing by the roadside. The Captain saw us coming. He ran towards us, waving his sword as high as he could and shouting: 'Halt! Halt!' Then he asked, 'Where are you going?' We had halted, and I answered that we were going back after more ammunition. He smiled and said, 'All right, I thought you were running away.'"

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