Information of the Pittsfield soldiers listed on the Soldiers Memorial are of interest to the restoration committee. It is planned to investigate obituaries in the Pittsfield Newspaper archives at the Berkshire Athenaeum in the History department. If there are descendents or others with information on the names listed below, or if volunteers would like to help in this research, please contact Clark W. Nicholls  here.  Perhaps volunteers could pick a regiment to research.

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The following is taken from:

"The Proceedings of the Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument at Pittsfield Mass, September 24, 1872"


During the first few months after the government established by the fathers of the American Republic, and held sacred by so many generations, was assailed by the Rebellion of 1861, the Soldiers of Pittsfield hurried to the field with no thought save the imminent danger of their country; but their fellow citizens sent after them, in hot haste, pledges, not only of protection and pecuniary aid to their families, but of perpetual honor and gratitude. Afterward, as the prolonged contest demanded more and more of sacrifice on the part of those who, as the representatives of the town, responded to the successive calls of the government, a part of this sacrifice was assumed in the form of bounties. But those who received this aid were assured that it was only in compensation for their pecuniary losses. For the dangers which they were to encounter; for the lives which they might lose, the reward which was proffered them, next after the satisfaction of having done their duty to their country, was that they should forever be held in memory as brave, true and patriotic men. In all the glowing and eloquent speeches with which the Park and the neighboring halls resounded in those days of danger, anxiety and excitement, these pledges were constantly repeated; often in terms, always by implication. And, by most of those who enlisted, the bounty was only accepted with full faith that these pledges were sincerely made, and that they would be ratified and redeemed by their townsmen. In this faith they were not deceived. The war had hardly closed when the attention of the town meetings was turned to the matter, and committees were appointed to consider the best means of preserving' the memory of Pittsfield Soldiers who had fallen in the war for the Union. These committees from time to time made partial reports; but final action was delayed, at first on account of the town's desire to avoid all expenses not immediately necessary, in order to speedily extinguish the debt incurred in the war; and, when that was accomplished, from some difference of opinion whether the monument should take the form of a pillar, a statue, or a memorial hall.

While the town was thus considering its plans, independent . action had uidt been neglected. Immediately after the close of the war, Mrs. Curtis T. Penn, who while it continued had become honorably distinguished for her zeal in behalf of the Soldiers, devoted herself as energetically to obtain the means for a monument to the memory of those who had fallen. By soliciting contributions, and through a fair held by the ladies in 1869, she obtained a considerable fund. But, while it was felt that it would give additional interest to the monument, that Mrs. Fenn and other ladies who had labored for the health and comfort of the soldiers while in the field should have a conspicuous share in its erection, it was also generally deemed proper and fitting that the town in its corporate capacity should take the greater part in thus honoring the memory of its representatives in the armies of the Republic. Mrs. Penn therefore suspended her labors, and deposited the fund raised by her, in the Savings Bank, to await the action of the town. In the spring of 1811 it had there accumulated to the sum of $3000. At that time it appeared to gentlemen who had from the first been interested in the matter that there should be no longer delay. The amount of the Mrs. Perm fund was made known, and the result of repeated consultation was that, at the annual Town Meeting in April, Hon. S. W. Bowerman moved an appropriation of $"7000 for the erection of "a suitable and appropriate .Soldiers' Monument." The motion was advocated by Mr. Bowerman and by Hon. Thomas Colt, who left the Moderator's chair for the purpose; and was unanimously adopted. The following gentlemen were then appointed a Committee, with full powers to carry the vote into effect: Samuel W. Bowerman, Thomas Colt, William F. Bartlett, Henry S. Briggs, William R. Plunkett, Ensign II. Kellogg, John C. West, Henry II. Richardson, Alonzo E. Goodrich, Edward S. Francis, and Henry Stearns.

Mr. Colt was chosen chairman, and Messrs. Bartlett, Colt and Plunkett were appointed a sub-committee on procuring the monument. Several designs were submitted, but that offered by Mr. Launt. Thompson of New York, an artist of distinguished reputation and acknowledged genius, was so original in thought, so striking and appropriate in character, that the committee had little difficulty in making their selection. This design, as it appeared in the first draught, represented a bronze statue of a color-sergeant, erect in line-of-battle, standing upon a square granite pillar, consisting of pedestal, base, shaft and capital. A more full description of the work as completed will be found on another page.

The original design, as submitted by Mr. Thompson, commanded not only the approval bt.t the admiration of both the sub-committee and their associates; and he was commissioned to execute it at a cost of $10,000, the contributions obtained by Mrs. Fenn being added to the $7000 given by the town. Subsequently Mr. Thompson also received the condemned cannon granted for the work by Congress, through the efforts of Hon. II. L. Dawes.

It was determined to place the monument at the west end of the Park, in or near which a large portion of the Pittsfield Soldiers volunteered, and which possessed many other associations of patriotic interest; and the Park, however beautiful, being not considered in a proper condition for the reception of the contemplated work, the town voted a further sum of $7000 for the purpose of making some long desired improvements, which were only partially completed previous to the dedication of the monument. At a still later meeting the town voted an appropriation of $2500 to enable the committee to dedicate the monument to its great purposes, with such impressive words and ceremonies as should fix them for at least one generation in the minds of the community.

In this object, they had, first, the good fortune to secure the services of Hon. George William Curtis of New York, as the chief orator of the occasion. It was afterwards determined to have other exercises than those of the platform; and such as would require very great industry, zeal, experience and good judgment. The committee therefore called to their aid in the matter of the dedication, fifteen gentlemen distinguished for those qualities, viz: Messrs. James M. Barker, Graham A. Root, Israel C. Weller, William II. Teeling, Thomas G. Colt, Samuel E. Nichols, William W. Whiting, Frederick A. Francis, William H. Coogan, Michael Casey, Seth W. Morton, George S. Willis, Jr., D. J. Dodge, Henry B. Brewster, and Erdmann Leidhold. By this committee the exercises of the day, with the exception of those on the platform, were arranged and carried out, consulting with the Town Committee as they saw occasion. Their programme consisted of a procession through some of the principal streets, which were to be decorated for the occasion by Colonel Beals of Boston; minute guns as the procession moved, and a dinner under a mammoth tent to the two thousand veteran soldiers who were expected to join in the line.

The Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, composed of all the companies located in the counties of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin, had been ordered to make its annual encampment for 1872 at Northampton; but, with the consent of its commander, Colonel Parsons of that town, and of the State authorities, the location was changed to Pittsfield, in order that the procession might have a proper escort: and, by permission of the Berkshire Agricultural Society, the regiment went into camp on its spacious and beautiful grounds on Monday, September 23, numbering about five hundred men, admirably disciplined, uniformed and equipped.

Invitations were also extended to, and accepted by, the different organizations whose names appear in the "Order of Procession ;" and the bands of music named in the same list were engaged, except Gilmore's Band of Boston, which had early been employed by the General Committee, with a special view to the platform. Arrangements were made with the railroad companies for half-fares and special trains.



We print below a historical record of the regiments in which the soldiers whose names are to be inscribed on the monument, served principally collated by Mr. James Harding, of the Berkshire County Eagle, from the reports of the Adjutant General, and from other sources of information. When not otherwise stated, the regiments named are Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, enlisted for three years. The names under the head of losses are those which are to be inscribed on the monument, and include all Pittsfield soldiers who fell in the war, whether serving on the quota of the town or not, which the committee, after long and diligent enquiry, have been able to discharge.



Col. George H. Gordon, was mustered into the service of the United States, May 25, 1861, left the State July 8, 1861, and was mustered out July 14, 1865. It took part in the following engagements :—Jackson, Front Royal, Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Raleigh, Averysborough, &c. It was one of two Massachusetts regiments in Gen. Sherman's Army, and followed him from the mountains to the sea.

Charles W. Robbins, died in Hospital at Louisville, Kentucky.

Michael Mullany, died in 1862.


This was the Essex County Regiment of the organization of the State soldiery known as the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, in distinction from the Massachusetts Volunteers, who were recruited especially for service in the war against the Rebellion. When the call for Massachusetts troops was made in 1861, the Eighth was ordered to respond; being deficient in the number of companies, the Allen Guard of Pittsfield was permitted to join it, and became Company K. It served three months in the vicinity of Baltimore, without loss by death. The Eighth being called again in November, 1864, a Pittsfield company under command of Capt. Lafayette Butler, was again attached to, and served with it, for one hundred days, on the borders of Virginia and Maryland, losing two men by disease,

Charles C. Broad, who died at Pittsfield, Nov. 4, 1864, and

Daniel S. Morgan, who died at. Baltimore, August 9, 1864.


Col. H. S. Briggs, (promoted to Brigadier General after the seven days fight before Richmond, in which he was wounded,) was mustered into the service of the United States June 21, 1861, left the State July 25, 1861, and was mustered out in July, 1864. It took part in the following engagements: Battles on the Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Coal Harbor. Company D, (Pollock Guard) of this regiment, Capt. Clapp, was raised in this town. Its losses by death were:

Sergeant Haskel Heminway, killed July 1, 1862, at Malvern Hill.

Sergeant Thomas Duffee, killed at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864.

Samuel D. Burbank, killed May 10, 1864, at Spottsylvania, Va.

James Cassidy, killed May 5, 1864, at Wilderness, Va.

Richard S. Corliss, killed July 1, 1861, at Malvern Hill, Va.

Nelson N. Grippen, killed July 1, 1862, at Malvern Hill, Va.

Charles F. Harris, Jr., died Sept. 17, 1862, at Newport News, Va.

Alfred C. Hemenway, killed May 30, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Va.

Gardner B. Hibbard, died Nov. 13, 1861, at Washington, D.C.

Michael Hogan.

Henry Noble, killed May 12, 1864, at Spottsylvania.

Richard Ryan, killed May 12, 1864, at Spottsylvania.


Col. Wm. Raymond Lee, was mustered into the service of the United States, August 28, 1861, left the State September 4, 1861, and was mustered out July 16, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Ball's Bluff, Yorktown, West Point, Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe's Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Po River, Spottsylvania, Tolopotomy, Coal Harbor, Petersburg, Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, Boydtown Road, Vaughan Road, Farmville. Losses:

Lieut. Lansing E. Hibbard, killed May 10, 1864.

Sergeant John Merchant, killed October 21, 1861, at Balls Bluff, Va.

Oliver S. Bates, died August 19, 1864, at Alexandria, Va.

James Carough, died of wounds, December 15, 1862.

Jonathan Francis, died of wounds Dec. 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Va.

Charles Goodwin, killed in the Wilderness, May 5, 1864.

George F. Kelly, killed October 21, 1861, at Balls Bluff, Va.

James K. Morey, died December 28, at Salisbury, N. C.

Wilbur Noble, died in June, 1862, in New York, while on his way home.

John A. Sloan, died Octobers, 1862, at Bolivar Heights, Md.


Col. Augustus Morse, was mustered into the service of the United States, in July and August, 1861: left the State August 23, 1861, and was mustered out August 30, ISM. It took part in the following named engagements: Roanoke Island, Newbern, Camden, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Blue Spring, Campbell Station, Siege of Knoxville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Coal Harbor, Petersburg, Welden Railroad, Poplar Spring Church, Hatcher's Run. Losses:

Captain William H. Clark, died of wounds August 16, 1864.

Sergeant Justin S. Cressy, killed September 1, 1862, at Chantilly, Va.

Sergeant Evelyn A. Garlick, killed Sept. 1, 1862. at Chantilly, Va.

Corp. Charles L. Woodworth, killed March 14, 1862, at Newbern, N. C.

Henry F. Chamberlain, died April 6, 1862, at Newbern, N. C.

George W. Jarvis, killed June 2, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va.

Hobart R. Mcintosh, killed. September 1, 1862, at Chantilly, Va.

George E. Menton, killed March 14, 1862, at Newbern, N. C.

Samuel Wright, died March 30, 1863, of wounds.


Col. Horace C. Lee, of Springfield, was mustered into the service of the United States September 20, 1861, left the State November 2, 1861. The main part of the regiment was mustered out at the expiration of the term of service, September 27, 1864, while the remainder, composed of re-enlisted men and recruits whose terms had not expired, were retained, and were finally mustered out June 26, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Roanoke, Newbern, Washington, Gum Swamp, Walthal, Arrowfield Church, Drury's Bluff, Coal Harbor, and other battles before Richmond, South-west Creek. Losses:

Sergeant Willard L. Merry, died April 19, 1862, at Newbern, N. C.

Sergeant Wm. H. Monnier, died Dec. 4, 1864, at Annapolis, Md.

James S. Bentley, died September 4, 1862, at Newbern, N. C.

David Bolio, killed June 3, 1864, at Coal Harbor, Va.

Charles H. Davis, killed June 18, 1864, at Petersburg, Va,

James Donlin, died July 20, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga.

Joseph Goddit, died June 27, 1864, of wounds, at Point of Rocks, Md.

Eleazar Wilbur, died August 24, 1864, at Andersonville prison, Ga.

James Williams, died in Libby Prison, Va., June 8, 1864.

John Wilson, died May 21, 1864, at Norfolk, Va.


Col. Oliver P. Gooding, was mustered into the service of the United States from dates of enrolment in the latter part of 1861 and commencement of 1862; left the State February 21, 1862, and was mustered out in the latter part of December, 1864, as a regiment, leaving a battalion of five companies, composed of re-enlisted men and recruits whose terms of service had not expired, which was mustered out September 9, 1855. It took part in the following named engagements: Bisland, Port Hudson, Brashcar City, Sabine Cross Roads, Cane River Crossing, Alexandria, Governor Moore's Plantation, Yellow Bayou, and in the several actions during the siege of Mobile. Losses:

Capt. Wm. W. Rockwell, died December 3, 1863, at Baton Rouge, La.

Louis H. Daily, died June 20, 186;3, at Donaldsonville, La.

Henry Holder, died Oct. 13, 1863, at Cairo, i11.

Edward E. Quigley, died December 24, 1861, at Chester, Mass.

George L. Martin, died Oct. 12, 1864, at New Orleans, La.

John B. Ross, died April 11, 1864, at New Orleans, La.

James Tute, died June 17, 1864, at New Orleans, La.


Col. George D. Wells, (killed in action Oct. 13, 1864, at Stiekney's Farm, brevet Brigadier General,) was mustered into the service of the United States August 13, 1862, left the State August 15, 1862, and was mustered out June 16, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Newmarket, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Snicker's Gap, Martinsburg, Hall town, Berryville, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg. Losses:

Lieut. James L. Dempsey, died October 17, 1864, at Winchester, Va., of wounds received at Cedar Creek, Oct. 13.

Corporal Noah A. Clark, killed October 18, 1863, at Ripon, Va.

John Casey, killed June 6, 1864, at Piedmont, Va.

Charles H. Dill, died August 20, 1864, at Staunton, Va.

William E. Donnelly, killed at Newmarket, Va.

Edgar P. Fairbanks, died Nov. 6, 1862, at Fort Lyon, Va.

John Grady, died Nov. 12, 1865, at Salisbury, N. C.

Nelson Harned, died January 7, 1864, at Harper's Ferry, Va.

Thomas Leeson, died April 3, 1864, at Martinsburg, Va.

John Shaw, died August 27, 1864. at Staunton, Va.


Col. Oliver Edwards, of Springfield, was mustered into the service of the United States September 4, 1862, left the State September 7, 1862, and was mustered out June 21, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Fredericksburg, Mayre's Heights, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fort Stedman, Opequan.   Losses:

Miles H. Blood, killed Sept. 19, 1864, at Winchester, Va.

Oliver C. Hooker, killed May 6, 1864, at Wilderness, Va.

Patrick Hussey, killed July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.
Robert lteinhart, killed Aug. 21, 1864, at Fort Stevens, D. C.


Col. Timothy Ingraham, of New Bedford. This regiment was mustered into the service of the United States September 4, 1862, left the State September 6, 1862, and was mustered out June 2, I865. It took part in the following named engagements: Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Dabney's Mills, Gravelly Run, Five Forks.   Losses:

Elbert O. Hemenway, died at Salisbury Prison, N. C, Jan. 1, 1865.


This was a nine months' regiment, recruited entirely in Berkshire County, in the early autumn of 1862. It was principally mustered into service at "Camp Briggs," in Pittsfield. The camp was under the command of Captain W. F. Bartlett, of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, who was then incapacitated for active service, having lost a leg before Yorktown. The regiment was removed to Worcester, early in November, where it completed its regimental organization by the election of Captain W. F. Bartlett, Colonel, Captain S. B. Sumner, Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain Charles T. Plunkett, Major. The regiment was sent to New York, and from there to " Camp N. P. Banks," on Long Island, in the latter part of November. It soon began to earn a reputation for good discipline, and was kept by General Andrews doing provost guard duty in New York, until all the other regiments of the Banks' expedition had been sent forward.

On the 24th of January, 1863, the regiment was sent to New Orleans. It was attached to the First Brigade, Colonel Chapin commanding, and Augur's division; took part in the battles of Plain's Store and Donaldsonville, and distinguished itself in several severe engagements during the siege of Port Hudson. It reached Pittsfield, August 21st, having returned via the Mississippi River, and was publicly received with much enthusiasm by the citizens of Berkshire County.   Losses:

Corporal Allen M. Dewey, died March 23, 1863, at New Orleans, La.

James B. Bull, killed July 13, 1863, at Donaldsonville, La.

Luther M. Davis, killed May 27, 1863, at Port Hudson, La.

Seth R. Jones, died May 16, 1863, at Baton Rouge, La.

Daniel M. Joyner, died July 2, 1863, at Baton Rouge, La.

Samuel G. Noble, died July 14, 1863.

Charles K. Piatt, died June 6, 1863, of wounds, at Port Hudson, La.

William Taylor, died March 20, 1863, at New Orleans, La.

Charles F. Videtto, died April 14, 1863, at Baton Rouge, La.


Col. Robert G. Shaw, (killed in action, July 18, 1863,) was the first colored regiment recruited in this state. It was mustered into service May 13, 1863, left the State May 28, 1863, and was mustered out August 20, I860. It took part in the following engagements: Fort Wagner, and the several engagements before Charleston, Olustee, James Island, Honey Hill, Boydkins Mills.   Losses:

Eli Franklin, died July 20, 1863, at Beaufort, S. C.

Levi Bird, died July 10, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.

John Van Blake, died Dec. 21, 1863, at Morris Island, S. C.

Henry Wilson, died July 31, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.


Col. W. F. Bartlett, of Pittsfield, (brigadier general, brevet major general) was mustered into the service of the United States April 6, 1864, left the State, April 18, 1864, and was mustered out July 30, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Spring Church, Hatcher's Run.   Losses:

Corp. Geo. H. Hodge, died June 5, 1864, at Arlington, Va.

William G. Bourne, killed May 6, 1864, at Wilderness, Va.

Chester H. Daniels, died July 29, 1864.

Lowell Daniels, killed May 18, 1864, at Spottsylvania, Va.

Horace Danyon, died July 18, 1864, at Washington, D. C.

Peter Monney, killed May 12, 1864, at Spottsylvania, Va.

Patrick Thornton, died May 18, 1864, of wounds.

Lester Tyler, killed May 6, 1864, at Wilderness, Va.


Col. C. F. Wolcott, of Cambridge, was recruited as a one year regiment. Five companies left the State October 7, 1864, and the remainder were forwarded as soon as they reached the maximum number. Five companies were mustered out June 4, 1865, and the remainder July 16, 1865. The regiment took part in the engagements before Petersburg.   Losses:

Thomas D. Beebe, died Feb. 12, 1865, at City Point, Va.

Martin F. Mallison, died Sept. 12, 1864, at Galloup's Island.


Col. Robert Williams, of Virginia, was mustered into the service of the United States, November 1, 1861; the First Battalion left the State December 25; the Second, December 27; and the Third December 29, 1861. The Third Battalion was detached from the regiment August 4, 1863, and subsequently became a part of the Fourth Regiment of Cavalry. A new battalion was recruited to fill its place, and was sent forward in January, 1864. The regiment was mustered out June 26, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Poolesville, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Aldie, Upperville, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Culpepper, Auburn, Todd's Tavern, Fortifications of Richmond, Vaughan Road, St. Mary's Church, Cold Harbor, Bellefield.   Losses:

Charles T. Chapman, died August 28, 1863, at Annapolis, Md.

Hiram S. Gray, died August 17, 1864.

Michael Hanly, died August 22, 1864, at Andersonville, Ga.

John F. Hills, died Feb. 18, 1865, at Richmond, Va.

John P. Ober, killed June 17, 1863, at Aldie, Va.

Edward O. Roberts, died Sept. 21, 1864, at Andersonville, Va.

Giles Taylor, died at City Point, Va.


Col. Thomas E. Chickering, of Boston, was recruited and originally went into the service as the Forty-First Regiment of Infantry. It was mustered into the service of the United States November 1, 1862; and left the State November 15, 1862. On June 17, 1863, the regiment was changed to a cavalry organization, and the First, Second, and Third Unattached Companies of Massachusetts Volunteers, Cavalry, were consolidated with, and became a part of the organization. It was mustered out September 28, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Irish Bend, Henderson Hill, Cane River, Port Hudson, Sabine Cross Roads, Muddy Bayou, Piney Woods, Red River Campaign, Opequan. Fisher's Hill, Snag Point, Winchester, Cedar Creek, and others.   Losses:

Abram Malcolm, died October 13, 1864.

Charles Ollinger, killed at Kelley's Ford.

Allen Pritchard, died Aug. 11, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Ka.


Ormand F. Nims, Captain, was mustered into the service of the United States July 31, 1861, left the State August 8, 1861, and was mustered out August 11, 1865. It took part in the following named engagements: Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Sabine Cross Roads, Jackson, Claiborne, Ala., Daniel's Plantation. The only Pittsfield member killed, was

Timothy Reardon, killed April 8, 1864, at Sabine Cross Roads.


Besides the above, Pittsfield contributed to regiments of other states, and in the regular army, and lost as follows:

Sergeant Byron W. Kellogg, 173 N. Y. Vols., died of wounds June 30, 1863, at Baton Rouge, La.

Charles M. Shepardson, 12th N. Y. Cavalry, died October 30, 1864, at Newbern, N. C.

Isaac Johnson, 5th Mass. Cavalry, killed July 28, 1864, at Point Lookout, Va.

Capt. Henry H. Sears, 48th New York.

Sergeant John W. Smith, U. S. Army, died January, 1863, at Harper's Ferry, Va.

James Donahue, 121st New York Infantry, died at Alexandria, Va., April, 1865.


A considerable number of men from Pittsfield enlisted in the United States Army and Navy, some of whom doubtless lost their lives in the war, although the committee are unable to obtain the names of more than one. In order that no injustice may be done, the tablets, which are to contain the names on the monument, will not be engraved until spring, and it is earnestly requested that all will examine this list, and also that of Pittsfield Soldiers in the war, and make known any errors or omissions which they may discover, to Wm. R. Plunkett, Esq.