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in the Civil War
|Sixtieth Infantry. Col., Ansel D. Wass; Lieut-Col., David M.
Woodward; Maj., Uriah McCoy. This was a volunteer militia regiment organized at Readville
in the summer of 1864, for 100 days' service. The various companies were mustered in
between July 14 and 23, 1864, It numbered 36 officers and 894 enlisted men, and lost 10 by
disease during its short term of service. Leaving the state on Aug. 1, under Lieut-Col.
Woodward, it was joined at Baltimore by its colonel and remained encamped at Relay house
and Carroll hill for two weeks, awaiting orders. It was then ordered to Indianapolis,
Ind., to avert a possible danger from certain disloyal elements. It was at first stationed
at Camp Carrington, but soon moved to Burnside barracks, and with one of the veteran
reserve regiments spent its term of service guarding a stockade containing a large number
of Confederate prisoners. It was mustered out of service Nov. 30, 1864. Before leaving for
home, Col. Wass was complimented by Gov. Morton on the excellent discipline of his men.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 1