Massachusetts Cavalry Civil War Vets Group
William H.H. Wall enlisted 9/20/1861 as a Saddler in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry. On 2/12/1864 he transferred to the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry. He mustered out on 9/24/1864. He became a member of GAR Post #2, Dahlgren in S. Boston, Mass. where he served as a Post Commander. He died April 20, 1920.
Included with the group is a reprint "The history of the 1st Mass. Cavalry" where you will find a photo of Saddler Wall on page 448 and a brief description of his service with the 1st on the following page.
His superb Veterans group is accompanied by a unique period service memorial book with original cabinet card photo of Wall in his GAR uniform, his service record, discharge and more! His GAR hat in the photo shows a Post 2 badge and the trio of Massachusetts Cavalry badges are clearly shown on his jacket. The book is a unique post-war patriotic motif album with the veteran’s military and family information professionally added.
The medals and badges include his Post Commanders GAR membership medal with blue state rank ribbon, eagle, and Massachusetts device.
The Massachusetts Cavalry veteran’s badges are clearly shown in wear in his photo and the scarce INDPT MASS CAVALRY medal is engraved with 4th MASS. CAV. on the top bar. Also included are his Massachusetts GAR Membership medal,1890 Boston GAR National Encampment badge, a Dahlgren Post members badge, and his Massachusetts Grand Army Club medal.
Confederate Veterans material considered in trade!
1st Massachusetts Cavalry 9/20/1861 to 2/12/1864
The Regiment began its wartime service in early 1862 at Hilton Head, South Carolina for operations on Edisto and James Island. They were engaged at the First Battle of Pocotaligo, the Battle of Secessionville, and heavily engaged at Antietam September 16–17 under Brigadier General Pleasonton's Second Division of Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac. They fought in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 12–15 under Brigadier General Averell's Cavalry Brigade of Major General Butterfield's V Corps. They engaged at Chancellorsville April 29-May 6, 1863, then Stoneman's Raid and the Second Battle of Petersburg. They served in the Battle of Gettysburg July 2–3 and Emmetsburg July 4.
The Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Independent Battalion, Massachusetts Cavalry
2/12/1864 to 9/24/1864.
Assigned to the 4th Mass. Cavalry Regiment on February 12, 1864 for the Expedition from Jacksonville, Fla., to Lake City, Fla., engaged in the Battle of Olustee, Fla., at McGrath's Creek, Cedar Run, the Bermuda Hundred, Va., Jordan's Crossing and Petersburg Siege operations June 1864 to April 1865.