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Battles, Otis L. (Otis Lincoln), 1843-1882

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: February 20, 1843 - May 26, 1882

Biography

Otis Lincoln Battles was born in Hingham, MA to Martin and Hannah (Lincoln) Battles on February 20, 1843. He enlisted in the Union Army and mustered December 2, 1861 at which time his occupation was shoemaker. He served as a Private in Company E of the Thirty-Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry until he was mustered out of service on June 29, 1865. He was wounded on June 3, 1864 in Bethesda Church, VA.

On December 25, 1869, Otis Battles married Emeline L. Flint, daughter of Willard and Charlotte (Stodder) Flint. They had at least six recorded children between 1870 and 1882, all of whom were born in Hingham. Otis lived on Fort Hill Street in Hingham, MA, and died on May 26, 1882 at the age of 39.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew T. Pratt Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-008
Abstract

This collection contains four items relating to Andrew T. Pratt’s service in the American Civil War.

Dates: approximately 1861-1864

Otis L. Battles envelope, 1864

 Item — Box 1. Approximately 1861-1864, Folder: 1. Approximately 1861-1864
Identifier: Item MS008.03
Scope and Contents

Envelope addressed to Mrs. Andrew T. Pratt in Marion, Mass. containing the letter describing Andrew T. Pratt’s death. Envelope is stamped June 28 Washington DC.

Dates: Other: 1864

Otis L. Battles letter, 1864

 Item — Box 1. Approximately 1861-1864, Folder: 1. Approximately 1861-1864
Identifier: Item MS008.02
Scope and Contents

Letter from Otis L. Battles to Mrs. A. T. Pratt on the subject of her husband’s death written June 25, 1864 near Petersburg, VA.

Dates: Other: 1864

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Type
Archival Object 2
Collection 1
 
Subject
American Civil War, letters and diaries 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits 1