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46th Massachusetts Infantry      
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Jason H Fisk - Private   
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Date Added:  10/25/2014
Company A
Leopold Karpeles - Corporal   
NOT my ancestor, but he was such a distinguished soldier that justice demands that his name be listed: he had subsequent service in the 57th Mass.; and, while serving therein, he became the first Jewish-American recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor from Massachusetts.

CPL LEOPOLD KARPELES, a 22 year old clerk from Springfield, Mass., who was born in Hungary, enlisted on 15 Aug. 1862, and served in Co. A of the 46th Mass. Inf. Rgt.; he served in the Color Guard. He was honorably discharged at the End of his Term of Service (ETS) on 29 Jul. 1863. He had subsequent service in the 57th Mass. Vet. Vol. Inf. Rgt.

According to Capt. John A. Anderson, then-CPL LEOPOLD KARPELES 'received testimonials from the colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major of the 46th Mass. for his 'soldierly bearing and conspicuous bravery' while in that regiment.'

1. Anderson, Capt. John A. The 57th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. Boston, Mass.: E.B. Stillings & Co., Printers, 1896; p. 490.
2. The Adjutant General. Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. Norwood, Mass.: Norwood, Mass., 1932; Vol. IV, p. 351.

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Date Added:  1/5/2009
Company A
Albert Herbert Moore - Private   
Albert Moore enlisted at 22 years of age from Springfield, Mass. on August 19, 1862 as a private uner Capt Tifton, Company A of the 46th Regiment of Massachutes Volunteers. He was honorably discharges July 29, 1863 at Springfiled, Ill? as his term had expired. He owned a farm in Garner, Iowa and was active in the GAR. He moved to Payette, Idaho in 1901 and then Stites, Idaho in 1907 until he died at 79 yesrs. He is buried in a farm cemetary at Battle Ridge. I have his original muster book with all of Company A's names
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Date Added:  6/8/2009
Company A
Louis Cleophas Rodier - Private   
The 46th Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil. was raised largely in Hampden County in response to the President's call of August 4, 1862, for nine months troops. It was recruited largely through the efforts of Rev. George Bowler of Westfield, who became its first colonel. It was organized at Camp Banks, Springfield, Mass. Here the different companies assembled during September and October, 1862, and were mustered in on various dates between Sept. 24 and Oct. 22.
The regiment left camp Nov. 5 and proceeded to Boston where it took transports for North Carolina. Newbern was reached Nov. 15, and here the regiment was assigned to Col. H. C. Lee's Brigade. The regimental camp was established on the banks of the Neuse River near the city. Companies 'A' and 'K' were soon assigned to the duty of guarding the railroad station at Newport Barracks on the railroad from Newbern to Beaufort.
The first active duty of the regiment was during the Goldsboro expedition. Starting Dec. 11, it was present at the battles of Kinston, Whitehall, and Goldsboro, Dec. 14, 16, and 17, but was only slightly engaged and suffered little loss. Returning to Newbern, Dec. 20, the regiment was soon established in a new camp near the confluence of the Neuse and the Trent. Colonel Bowler who, though ill, had accompanied the regiment to Kinston, now resigned, and Lieut. Col. Shurtleff was promoted to colonel. Co. 'A' now returned from detached duty, and Co. 'F' under Capt. Russell H. Conwell took its place.
On March 13 and 14, 1863, the regiment took part in the defense of Newbern against a Confederate force under General Pettigrew who sought to recapture it on the first anniversary of its occupation by the Union forces. Ten days later the six companies which comprised the main part of the regiment were sent to Plymouth, where from March 26 to May 8 they formed apart of the garrison of that place. Companies 'F' and 'K' I it will be remembered, were absent on detached duty, and Companies 'A' and 'I' were left behind at Newbern. Soon after May 8 the six companies returned to Newbern, and the regiment was now quartered in barracks.
May 21 the regiment with the rest of Col. Lee's Brigade took part in an expedition to Gum Swamp, about eight miles from Kinston, where it was engaged May 22, returning to Newbern the following day without loss. Early in May Companies 'A' and 'I', which had been left behind when the regiment went to Plymouth, were sent to Batchelder's Creek to do outpost duty under Colonel Jones of the 58th Pa. Here, May 23, when their position was heavily assaulted by the enemy, Capt. Tifft with these two companies hold an advanced redoubt long after the rest of the command had retired. For exceptional bravery on this occasion Sergt. A. S. Bryant of Co. 'A' was promoted to sergeant major and received a Congressional Medal of Honor. Early in June, as the term of the 46th was drawing to a close, over 100 members re-enlisted in the 2d Mass. Vol. Heavy Artillery which was then being organized. The remainder of the regiment embarked, June 24, for Fort Monroe.
On its way home the regiment volunteered for service with the Army of the Potomac during the emergency caused by Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. It served doing patrol and guard duty in or near Baltimore, Md., from July 1 to 6, and was stationed on Maryland Heights near Harper's Ferry from the 7th to the 12th. On the 12th as a part of the brigade of Genl. Henry S. Briggs it joined the 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, at Funkstown, Md., in front of the Confederate position at Falling Waters. After Lee's retreat into Virginia the regiment was ordered to Massachusetts, reaching Springfield, Mass., July 21. Here the men were furloughed for one week, re-assembling at Hampden Park, July 29, when they were mustered out of the service.
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Date Added:  8/27/2011
Company A
Edwin Orange Strong - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 3 September 1862 at the age of 27.
Enlisted in Company A, 46th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 25 Sep 1862.
Mustered Out Company A, 46th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 29 Jul 1863 at Hampden Park, Springfield, MA.
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Date Added:  6/25/2010
Company B
Jube Henry Ball - Unknown   
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Date Added:  9/22/2009
Company B
Asa Melvin Scarlett - Private   
Born 21 August 1839 in Tewksbury, MA.
Married 11 April 1860 in Lowell, MA, to Martha E. Gibson.
Died 8 March 1888 in Andover, MA, of Bright's Disease, and buried in the GAR Lot at Spring Grove Cemetery--government headstone with GAR marker and name on soldier's monument.
Enlisted 1 Oct 1862 -- Discharged 29 Jul 1863.
Widow died 13 July 1893 in Wendell, MA, and buried at Lock's Village Cemetery.
Great grandson of Revolution War Patriot.
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Date Added:  4/10/2009
Company B
John Terrell - Private   
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Date Added:  10/1/2022
Company C
Jerome Samuel Drake - Private   
Given name is Samuel Jerome Drake of Westfield, MA. Died Dayton, Ohio
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Date Added:  2/28/2008
Company C
Julius Hallenstein - Private   
Would like to hear of anyone with information on Julius and/or Hannah Hallenstein, especially if I can learn of their roots in Oldenburg and Hannover, Germany prior to 1850.
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Date Added:  12/11/2015
Company E
James Baird - Private   
James served from 1862 to 1863 in the 46th Regiment, Company E of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the US Civil War .
He was 43 years old when he enlisted.

He was married to Eunice Rising.
We are interested in finding James' parents and any of his siblings.
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Date Added:  9/6/2005
Company E
Aaron S Clark - Private   
Father of Joseph L. Clark (also Co E 46th MA). Discharged 18 Mar 1863 following battle of New Bern, NC. Descendants with any further information or items of possible interest please contact me.
Contact Name:  Jeff Skinner
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Date Added:  6/30/2004
Company E
Joseph L Clark - Private   
Son of Aaron S. Clark (also Co E 46th MA) - served nine months and mustered out 29 Jul 1863. Descendants or anyone with further information or items of possible interest please contact me.
Contact Name:  Jeff Skinner
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Date Added:  6/30/2004
Company G
Baxter C Bennett - Private   
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Date Added:  4/6/2011
Company I
Charles Edward Knight - Corporal   
Charles Edward Knight was born July 4, 1841 in Lee, Massachusetts, the son of Samuel Knight and Lovinia Hancock Knight. He enlisted from Wilbraham, Massachusetts as a private on August 29, 1862, aged 21, and mustered into Company I on September 24th. Promoted to full corporal on June 12, 1863. Mustered out with the rest of the 46th Mass. on July 29, 1863. Distinguished Service Citation. He married (2 January 1861) Eunice Walker of Holland, Mass. and they were the parents of nine children. He was a member of GAR Smith Post No 9, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

After mustering out, he lived in Barre, Massachusetts. The family later moved to Woonsocket, Rhode Island and were members of the Blackstone Federated Church, in neighboring Blackstone, Mass. In various records he is listed as a mechanic, weaver and a farmer. He died in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on June 28, 1923, and was buried at Blackstone, Massachusetts on July 1, 1923 in Blackstone Cemetery with the Grand Army Committal Service.
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Date Added:  11/23/2010
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