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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Have you been to Gettysburg?
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 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.