I am looking for any info on William E Spooner who served with the 20th Maine during the Civil War.  I can't find him on the roster of the 20th Maine during the battle of Gettysburg.  I would like to any info on his service that is available.


Thank you.



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Maine At Gettysburg does list William E. Spooner of Hodgdon as a participant in the battle.


The 1890 Veteran's Schedule for Woodland shows William E. Spooner served as a private with Company H, 20th Maine, from 21 July 1862 to 9 June 1865—2 years, 10 months, and 18 days. The muster-out rolls for Company H confirm that William enlisted 21 July 1862 at Hodgdon for a three-year term, was mustered in at Portland 29 Aug. 1862. The date of mustering out and discharge is given as 4 June 1865. The regiment's monthly returns for July 1863 confirm that William was not among the soldiers absent that month.

Thanks Chris,.  I'll check out that site for more ancestors.

Name: William Spooner
Residence: Hodgdon, Maine
Enlistment Date: 29 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Maine
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 29 August 1862 at the age of 18.
Enlisted in Company H, 20th Infantry Regiment Maine on 29 Aug 1862.
Discharged from Company H, 20th Infantry Regiment Maine on 15 Jun 1864.
Sources: 77

Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Maine; Enlistment date: 29 Aug 1862..

Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA form the following list of works.
AND: see the website listed at the end....

Name: William E. Spooner
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Maine
Regiment Name: 20 Maine Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 20th Regiment, Maine Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M543 roll 20

Source Information:
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.
Thanks for the info I'll check out the web site.
William Ezra was my Great Great Grandfather, he suffered from Small Pox and Malaria and still made it to all of the major battles including Gettysburg. He was in Company H which was situated behind a stone wall.  I have researched his pension records, and have a photo of the kindly Gentleman.  Those that suffered from disease, as a matter of practice traveled with their companies and once they camped stayed in the makeshift hospitals and then reported for every battle as a matter of honor.

He was married to a Martha Ann Wilcox, my great, great aunt.  I would love to see a picture of him if possible.

My email address is mamasous@tampabay.rr.com.  Have you been to Gettysburg?


I have a picture of her to.  I have to work on hers they were taken from a funeral card . I had William framed on the wall so will send that one.  I haven't been to Gettysburg but am working on a follow up book to one I did on the Revolution with a book on Maine Civil War Vets and their Gravestones or lack there of.

I have been twice, once while they were filming the movie, "gettysburg".  That was fun because the re-enactors were there all day, everyday.  Plus I marched with a Fife and Drum Corps in Ct for 15 years, although we concentrated mainly on Revolutionary War era music and dress, we did some Civil War era music too.  I went back to Gettysburg last summer, and saw some stuff I hadn't seen the first time I was there.  I have tons of pictures too.  It is awesome to be there and know what was done there.  Has your book been published nationally or locally?  Would be interested in reading it. 


Thanks for the pictures in advance.

I think it would be awesome to be able to stand on Little Round top.  The Revolution book was Maine Gravestones and Flags: Honoring our Heroes and is up on Amazon.  I stood on the field of battle where Joshua Chamberlain's Grandfather faced the British Redcoats as they charged in the Battle of Hampden, War of 1812.  It doesn't compare to Gettysburg, but it is a start.  He has a broken and tacked together Gravestone in Brewer.  I'm sending the pic of William.

I clmbed Little Round Top and walked around.  It was amazing.  To stand where they stood, looking at the enemy coming up at them and knowing they were out of ammo.  I can't imagine what they went through.  It was awesome, that's all I can say.


Thanks for the picture, it is great.  I will add it to my genealogy book.


Just took a look at some of your books on Amazon.  I have a kindle, and will be buying a couple of them for the kindle.  The one on Gravestones and Flags, I will be buying soon.  All of them look very interesting.






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