forces. Charles was discharged as a private. He was photographed at Amherst in 1895 at a gathering for the Grand Army of the Republic (a Civil War veterans group).
William Jennings (Amherst)
Born in Ludlow, William lived in Amherst by 1840, whenhe was one of the rescuers of Angeline Palmer. He was a farm laborer when he enlisted onMarch 12, 1863. He was discharged less than a month later (April 10, 1863) at CampMeigs, in Readville, Massachusetts, owing to an unspecified disability, but re-enlisted Jan.39, 1864 in the 5
Massachusetts Cavalry where he served for the rest of the war.
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (cont.)
Company C (cont.)
William Henry Harrison Jennings (Amherst)
William was the son of William Jennings(previous) and Matilda Thompson (possibly a Hatfield cousin of Henry, Christopher and James Thompson—see below). William Jr. was born in 1841, the same year President Henry Harrison died. William enlisted in March 14, 1863, two days after his father, andwas mustered into the same company. He took part in the battle of James Island andothers, and likewise served throughout the war.
Alexander Taylor (Amherst)
Alexander enlisted July 18, 1863 and was discharged Aug. 20, 1865 as a private. He later lived on Railroad Street, working as a laborer. Alexander married Irish native Catherine Kalcore (Kilgore?), who worked as a housekeeper.
James Thompson (Amherst)
Born in Whately as the younger brother of Henry andChristopher Thompson (see 5
Mass. Cavalry), James was a farm laborer in Amherst whenhe enlisted on March 14, 1863. He served as a private throughout the war, taking part inbattles of James Island, Fort Wagner and all the engagements of the regiment.
John N. Langley (Amherst), WC?
A new resident in Amherst (from Rutland, VT) at thetime of his enlistment in early 1863, John served as a private and was invalided out at Beaufort, S.C., of a self-inflicted wound.
Francis N. Jennings (Amherst)
The second son of William Jennings and younger brother of William H.H. Jennings, Francis enlisted on Oct. 23, 1863, having been too youngto enlist in March with his father and older brother. He took part in battles of Honey Hills,S.C. and Olustee, Fla.
Jason Champlin (Shutesbury)
An Amherst native and Shutesbury farmer, Jason was the oldest son of James and Catherine (Venor/Vennaul) Champlin, and the older brother of Dennis Champlin (see 55
Mass. Regt., below). Jason enlisted at Amherst in Aug. 1863 as a substitute for Hiram Smith, who paid Jason a $300 bounty. Jason served asa private and was killed in the rearguard battle of Olustee, Fla.
Massachusetts Infantry Regiment
Dennis Champlin (Pelham)
Dennis was an Amherst native and resident of Pelham andCharleston, Mass. He enlisted and was mustered into the company on the same day--Dec.28, 1864. Dennis was the younger brother of Jason Champlin (see 54
Mass. Regt, above).