Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oliver's Story - Battle of the Wilderness

Saturday, May 7, 1864

Private Oliver Stanton Bates miraculously survived the hellish encounter of the Wilderness. He was not listed among the wounded on casualty lists or on his service record, and once again was extremely fortunate to escape injury and death.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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