Cdv of 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Private Jeremiah Poland. Sadly Poland would be mortally wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 19th, 1864, dying two days later on May 21st.
The History of Essex County (MA) shows "Jeremiah Poland, Jr. (wounded three times)" at the battle on the 19th of May by a cannon shell.
Excellent period ink id on lower front mount, wear as shown in the photos. Washington, D. C. b/m.
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"Jeremiah Poland, Jr., aged 34 years, was the son of Jeremiah and Betsey Poland. He enlisted first, December 31, 1862, in Company A, Fourteenth Massachusetts Regiment. Re-enlisted December 31, 1863, at Fort DeKalb, in Company A, First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Capt. A. A. Hosmer, for three years, and came home on thirty days' furlough. Mr. Poland, according to the sketch given of David B. Burnham (p. 407), is believed to have received his death wound in the battle of Fredericksburg, May 19,
1864. But he is known to have died May 21, 1864, having been wounded by a shell in his body, also in one of his legs."
Residence Essex MA; a 32 year-old Shoemaker.
Enlisted on 7/25/1862 as a Private.
On 7/25/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. MA 1st Heavy Artillery
He died of wounds on 5/21/1864 at Fredericksburg, VA
He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/19/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA