Saturday, March 24, 2012

Regimental Matters – Officers Return; Resignations and Promotions

Saturday, March 24, 1862

Earlier in the week Captains John C. Putnam and Ferdinand Dreher, First Lieutenant Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Second Lieutenant William Riddle returned to the regiment for the first time since their wounding at Ball’s Bluff in October 1861. Captain Allen Beckwith and First Lieutenant John LeBarnes resigned, and Lieutenant Holmes was promoted to Captain of Company G. Second Lieutenants August Muller and Nathaniel Messer were promoted to First Lieutenant.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 80.

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