Monday, May 12, 2014

Oliver's Story - The Bloody Angle

Thursday, May 12, 1864

Private Oliver Stanton Bates was reported as wounded on his military service record on May 12, 1864 during the conflict at the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania. The nature of his wounding is not detailed, but he was present on muster rolls for May and June 1864. 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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