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Autobiography of Hubert W. Mealing
1843 - 1917
Drummer
Company F
1st Regiment Engineers, NY Volunteers

Introduction

These are copies of, two sets of, hand written notes. These notes, presumably by HUBERT W. MEALING are of his three years of military duty, in the Civil War, from 1861 to 1864.

To quote the first account:

To quote the second account:

In the year 1861, I was out of the United States as the saying goes for I was in Jersey learning a trade with my oldest brother, and as business was dull with him on the account of the war I had to come home. Fort Sumter had been fired upon and Sing Sing [Ossining, N. Y.] had raised a company of young men of about 100 which was called, Co. F, 17 New York Vol., called the "Sing Sing Tagers [?]". Now you can imagine by taking one hundred men out of a town like Sing Sing was 35 years ago [1896 - 1861] how lonesome it would make the few that remained, so in September, [27th], 1861 I enlisted in the 1st N.Y. Vol. Engineers. or better known as "Serrells Engineers." as Colonel Edward W. Serrell was Colonel of the regiment.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 30, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/other/1stEng/1stEngBioMealing.htm

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