Sunday, May 5, 2013

Oliver's Story - Battle of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville

Tuesday, May 5, 1863

Oliver Stanton Bates survived another battle during the three day campaign of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He was not listed among the wounded on casualty lists or on his service record, and once again was very fortunate to escape injury.1

1Compiled service record, Oliver S. Bates, Pvt., Co. A, 20th Massachusetts Infantry; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Civil War; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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