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Chesley, Edward A.


Who Hails From Our Neighboring Town Of Kittery

Edward A. Chesley, a Kittery young Civil War veteran, was born in Charlestown, Mass., May 9, 1819.

He enlisted and was mustered into service Aug. 19, 1861, as private in the Seventeenth Unattached Company Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.

Mr. Chesley writes: "I was not a drummer boy, but shouldered the musket and carried the knapsack; in other words, I was high private in the rear rank."

He was discharged at Fort Richardson, Va., June 17, 1863, at close of the war.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 7 Jun 1906

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