Seventh Generation


2691. Pvt George W ACKLEY was born about 1833 in Maine.143,581,708 another source has middle initial as A On 9 June 1860 he was an a sailor in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.708 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Maine. George was living in 1860 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.708 living with mother in-law Hannah Cates 1860 On 28 May 1864he Enlisted in Maine as a Pvt581,2255 age 31 at enlistment He was dicharged from the military on 14 July 1865 2255 George died before 1870 at the age of 37 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.143 He served in the military Civil War in 11th Regiment, Maine Infantry Co C.1002 Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., November 13. Attached to Davis' Provisional Brigade, Army Potomac, to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, Casey's Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. North Carolina, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Corps, Port Royal, S. C., Dept. South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to June, 1863. Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia, to February, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty in the defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to Newport News March 28. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Battle of Fair Oaks , Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Guard Bottom's Bridge June 13-26. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Destruction of railroad bridge over Chickahominy June 27. Bottom's Bridge June 28-29. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 15. Moved to Yorktown August 16-22, and duty there till December 26. Expedition to Matthews County December 11-15. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 26-January 1, 1863, thence to Port Royal, S. C., January 28-31. To St. Helena Island February 10, and duty there till April 4. Expedition against Charleston April 4-12. At Beaufort, S. C., till June. Moved to Fernandina, Fla., June 4-6, and duty there till October 6. (A detachment acting as Artillery on Morris Island, S. C., during siege of Fort Wagner, and operations against Charleston, July to October, 1863.) Regiment moved to Morris Island October 6 and siege operations against Charleston till April, 1864, then ordered to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal May 6-7. Ware Bottom Church May 9. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 17-June 20. Action at Bermuda Hundred June 2 and 14. Port Walthal, Bermuda Front, June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Deep Bottom June 20 and 25. Grover House, Deep Bottom, July 21. New Market Heights, Deep Bottom, July 27-28. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. In trenches before Petersburg August 27-September 26. New Market Heights September 28-29, Chaffin's Farm September 29-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Darbytown Road October 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Chaffin's and Johnson's Farms October 29. Non-Veterans left front for muster out November 7. Duty on north side of James River before Richmond till March 27, 1865. (Detached for duty at New York City during election of 1864, November 5-17, 1864.) Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-29. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. High Bridge April 7. Clover Hill, Appomattox C. H., April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., April 24 to November 24, and at Fredericksburg, Va., till January 19, 1866. Mustered out at City Point, Va., February 2, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 233 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259

Pvt George W ACKLEY and Sarah Ann (Sally) CATES were married on 14 November 1853 in Machiasport, Washington, Maine, United States.143,708 Sarah Ann (Sally) CATES, daughter of Samuel CATES and Hannah PORTER, was born about 1834 in Washington, Maine, United States.143,708,713,1321 age at death 75 yrs would put birth at 1825 She was living between 1870 and 1880 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.713,1321 She received a military pension on 15 July 1890 in Maine581 Sarah died on 8 February 1900 at the age of 66 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.143,1342 She appeared in the census 1860, 1870 & 1880 in Maine.

Pvt George W ACKLEY-3766 and Sarah Ann (Sally) CATES-3767 had the following children:

+4223

i.

Stephen Porter ACKLEY-3768.

4224

ii.

Abner ACKLEY was born about 1856 in Maine.143,708 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Maine.

4225

iii.

George A ACKLEY was born on 30 November 1861 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.713,1342 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Maine.

4226

iv.

Charles A ACKLEY appeared in the census between 1870 and 1880 in Maine. He was born on 4 September 1864 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.713,1321,1342 1880 ME census has middle initial as E
another source has middle initial as H He died on 6 June 1888 at the age of 23 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.1342

4227

v.

James Edgar ACKLEY was born on 22 June 1867 in East Machias, Washington, Maine, United States.713,1342,2144,2256,2257 1870 ME census list him as James E Porter age 3 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Maine. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Massachusetts. James was living in 1880 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.2144 living in the Baldwin Place Home for Little Wanderers He appeared in the census between 1900 and 1910 in New Hampshire. He was living between 1900 and 1910 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.2256,2257 James appeared in the following News Article from the Portsmouth Herald on 4 August 1900 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States POLICE COURT.
James Ackley and John Olton, farm hands employed by Charles Garland, the Gravelly Ridge milkman, had warrants sworn out against each other early this morning and were arraigned before Judge Emery at 11 o'clock. Ackley charged Olton with threatening his life, while Olton complained that he was in fear of bodily injury from Ackley. Justice Adams appeared for Ackley, and City Solicitor Emery was Olton's counsel. Mr. Garland testified that this deadly feud was entirely new to him, and that both men had always acted peacefully. Olton said that Ackley declared that one of them should die right there in Mr. Garland's yard, if Olton persisted in hitching up the team that Ackley has been used to driving. Ackley, on the other hand, said that Olton had pointed a revolver at him, from no cause whatever. Mrs. Olton testified that she kept her husband's revolver locked in her trunk, and that he couldn't get it without obtaining the keys from her. Neither case panned out well enough to warrant Judge Emery in holding the parties, so he discharged both Ackley and Olton. On 2 April 1910 he was an a railrod laborer in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.2257