The Resource Moses M. Ordway letters

Moses M. Ordway letters

Label
Moses M. Ordway letters, 1863-1865
Title
Moses M. Ordway letters
Inclusive dates
1863-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1863-1865, from Moses M. Ordway (1843-1892) of Company I, 40th Massachusetts Infantry, serving in the Union army in Virginia, to his brother Francis Moody Ordway (1839-1912) of Essex County, Massachusetts regarding his military service, military campaigns, fighting between the two armies, casualties, and the draft. He offers his analysis and opinion on the fighting and on officers
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Biographical or historical data
Moses M. Ordway was born April 11, 1843, in West Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, to Moses M. Ordway (1811-1893) and Irene B. Newton Ordway (1818-1884). When the Civil War began, Ordway enlisted in Company I, 40th Massachusetts Infantry on 14 August 1862 and was mustered in on 31 August 1862. He was promoted to sergeant-major 6 January 1865 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant 29 May 1865, however, he was not mustered into service as a lieutenant. Ordway mustered out as a sergeant-major 16 June 1865 along with the rest of the non-commissioned staff of the company. Ordway returned to Essex County and worked as a carriage trimmer. He married Sarah R. Currier (1847-1878) and they had two children. Ordway later relocated to Knox County, Maine, where he had three children with Emma M. Heath (ca. 1856-1935) before marrying her on 14 November 1892. Ordway died in Knox County 18 November 1892. He was buried in Union Cemetery in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
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VIC
Label
Moses M. Ordway letters
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi04960.html
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
65
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
  • Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001701963
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p.

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