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