2689. Pvt Samuel Benajah ACKLEY was born about 1825 in Maine.27,143,707,708 He appeared in the census between 1850 and 1860 in Maine. He was living between 1850 and 1860 in Whitneyville, Washington, Maine, United States.707,708 On 6 September 1850 Samuel was a laborer in Whitneyville, Washington, Maine, United States.707 On 22 June 1860 he was an a mill worker in Whitneyville, Washington, Maine, United States.708 He died on 15 June 1864 at the age of 39 in Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Virginia.51,143,1348,1390 died from wounds in Civil War Samuel was buried on 15 June 1864 in Alexandria National Cemetery , Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia.51,1348,1390 BURIED AT: SECTION A SITE 2141 He served in the military Civil War in First Maine Heavy Artillery Company H.143,583,1002,1390,2252 1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery
SERVICE-Duty in the Defcnces of Washington, building and garrisoning Batteries and Forts. Eight Companies at Fort Alexandria, Company "E" at Batteries Vermont and Mattox, Company "K" at Batteries Cameron and Parrott, August 26, 2862, to May 15, 1864. Moved to Belle Plains, Va., May 15, 1864, as a part of Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division. Rapidan Campaign May 18 to June 15. Harris' Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. (82 killed, 394 wounded, 5 missing; total 481.) On line of North Anna May 20-23. North Anna May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey River May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Barker's Mills June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Hare's House, Assault on Petersburg, June 18. (Sustained greatest loss of any one Regiment in any one action of the war. 685 killed and wounded out of 900 engaged.) Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864. Picket duty at Deserted House till July 28. Demonstration on north side of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Duty at Hare's House till August 12. Demonstration on north side of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Near Fort Sedgwick till September 30. Poplar Springs Church September 30- October 2. Yellow House October 1. Squirrel Level Road Octobcr 2. At Fort Sedgwick October 6-24. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Hicksford Raid December 7-12. Hatcher's Run February 5-7, 1865. Armstrong House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. South Side Railroad March 29. Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Jettersville April 5. Amelia Springs and Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 9-16. Grand Review May 23. Garrison Forts in the Defences of Washington from Fort Washington to Fort Mahone June 27 to September 11. Mustered out September 11 and ordered to Bangor, Me. Discharged September 20, 1865.
Of all Regiments in army this Regiment sustained greatest loss in battle. 23 Officers and 400 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 260 died of disease, etc. Total 683.
Pvt Samuel Benajah ACKLEY and Mehitable Webb COLBY were married on 10 June 1849 in Whitneyville, Washington, Maine, United States.143,707,708,2253 Mehitable Webb COLBY, daughter of Joseph COLBY and Deborah LARRABEE, was born on 5 December 1826 in Deer Isle, Hancock, Maine, United States.706,707,708,713 She received a military pension on 5 August 1864 in for her husbands service during the Civil War in the Maine , Heavy Artillery, Regiment: 1, Company:583 She died on 30 January 1893 at the age of 66 in Hadleys Lake, East Machias, Washington , Maine.143,663,2253 Mehitable appeared in the census 1850, 1860 and 1870 in Maine.
Pvt Samuel Benajah ACKLEY-3592 and Mehitable Webb COLBY-3593 had the following children: