Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Oliver's Story - Re-enlistment for Three Years Service

Saturday, March 19, 1864

This day, at winter camp in Stevensburg, Virginia, Private Oliver Stanton Bates re-enlisted for three additional years of military service with Company A of the Twentieth Massachusetts as a veteran volunteer. Upon re-enlistment as a veteran volunteer Oliver was granted five weeks of furlough from March 23 to April 28.

Oliver was twenty-three years old at the time of his re-enlistment.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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