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Massachusetts Minute Men of 1861 Medal (POW)
Massachusetts Minute Men of 1861 Medal named on the rim to
"GEORGE TRASK PRVT. B. 3d. BTN. RFN."
This medal was awarded to those boys of Massachusetts who, in response to President Lincoln's call, volunteered for service at the outbreak of the civil war.
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Residence West Boylston MA; a 21-year-old Shoemaker. Enlisted on 4/19/1861 as a Private. On 5/19/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. MA 3rd Rifles He was Mustered Out on 8/3/1861 at Worcester, MA On 9/17/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. MA 25th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 1/18/1864 He died of disease on 1/13/1865 at Annapolis, MD (Died while on furlough. Residence listed as "Templeton, MA") He was listed as: * POW 5/16/1864 Drewry's Bluff, VA * Confined 5/25/1864 Florence, SC (Estimated date) * Paroled 12/16/1864 (place not stated)

Promotions: * Corpl 9/17/1861 (As of Co. I 25th MA Inf) * Sergt 6/10/1863