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30th Connecticut Infantry      
Company F
Amasa Irons - Private   
Amasa Irons, aged 74, died Saturday morning at his home in Stafford Springs. He was formerly a prosperous farmer in Willington, and leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters. The funeral was held from his late residence "Monday morning. A delegation of the local Grand Army post, of which he was a member, escorted the body to the station, and the burial was at Whitinsville, Mass. The following sketch of his military career Is furnished us by Col. Warren:
He was born In Gloucester. Rhode Island, March 4th, 1829. He enlisted as a private in Company "F," 10th Regiment Conn. Vols., Sept. 18th, 1861, and was mustered into the U. S. service Oct. 1st, at Hartford, for three years. He left the state with his regiment Oct. 31st, for Annapolis, Md., joining the Burnside expedition in January, 1862, and was engaged in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8th. He embarked with his command in Feb. for Slocum's Creek, N. C, and participated in the battle of Newberne, March 14th, and later was in the advance to near Goldsboro, N. C, having an active part in the sharp engagement at Kingston, N. C. Dec. 14th. In Jan. 1863 he went with his command to the harbor of Charleston, S. C. , and participated in the siege of that city and the bombardment of Fort Sumpter until Oct. 25th, 1863. On April 18th 1864 he embarked with his regiment for the north, landing at Gloucester, Va., April 25th and joined Gen. Butler's' army and participated in the siege of Petersburg in the summer of 1864, continuing in service until Oct. 10th, when he was honorably mustered out at Petersburg, his term of service having expired.

The Press., Volume 37. Number 26. Thursday, September 27, 1894, page 3
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