Pvt Wendell Phillips Wakefield
Wendell Phillips Wakefield name: Wakefield, Wendell Phillips
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. G, 57th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill G.A.R. Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 99-16-7 
Service: 3/4/1864 - 7/30/1865
Birth: 2/26/1839 Reading, Massachusetts
Death: 7/12/1866 Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin
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Accidental death by drowning in Janesville; married Nov 21, 1861 to Harriett Augusta Chapman. He was a shoe maker and cabinet maker, son of Bridge and Catherine (Cutler) Wakefield.

  57th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry1

Organized at Worcester and Reedville and mustered in April 6, 1864. Moved to Annapolis, Md., thence to Washington and Alexandria April 18-20. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Peebles' Farm or Peeble's Farm September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 4-9. Moved to City Point, thence to Alexandria April 20-28, and duty there till July -. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 191 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 287.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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