Benjamin Harrison Bearce (1822 - 1903)

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Birthplace: Hanson, MA
Death: Died in MA
Managed by: Chris Colvin
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About Benjamin Harrison Bearce

1/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian

Served in the 3rd MA Regiment Co 'A'

Re-enlisted in the 58th MA Regiment Co 'D'

History of the Third Regiment, Massachusetts

Volunteer Militia — Nine Months' Service in

North Carolina, 9/18/1862 - 6/16/863. This Regiment was, in fact, what its name represents, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia; not one drafted man was in its ranks. It was made up almost entirely of men from Bristol and Plymouth counties. Company A, known as Halifax Light Infantry, was organized in 1792 when George Washington was President of the United States and John Hancock Governor of Massachusetts. It was one of the first companies in the State to receive its charter from Governor Hancock, and therefore takes rank as one

of the oldest among the militia companies in the State at that time. ' Benjamin H. Bearse could roast a fowl or a pig to perfection.' 'Bearse, Benjamin H., Hanson; 40. A giant in stature, large-hearted, a favorite of all the com-

pany, respected by all his fellow-citizens. Died at

South Hanson, Feb. 12, 1903. (quote from book)

History of the 58th Regiment, Massachusetts

Volunteer Militia — 3 Years' Service in 2/22/1864 to 7/141865; organized at Readville, MA.

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Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1862

Enlisted in Company A, Massachusetts 3rd Infantry Regiment on 23 Sep 1862.

Mustered out on 26 Jun 1863 at Camp Hooker, Lakeville, MA.

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1860; Census Place: Hanson, Plymouth, Massachusetts; Roll  M653_518; Page: 600; Image: 598; Family History Library Film: 803518.
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Benjamin Harrison Bearce's Timeline

1822
July 22, 1822
Hanson, MA
1847
March 11, 1847
Age 24
Hanson, MA, USA
1859
February 28, 1859
Age 36
Hanson, MA
1903
February 12, 1903
Age 80
MA
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Pembroke, MA