|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1916|
Roswell enlisted in the 27th Me. Infantry on 9/30/1862 as a private. The book 'A Shower of Stars' by John Pullen was about this regiment. Some of the men extended thier enlistment when asked to. They were awarded the Medal of Honor for doing so. When records were lost and they didn't know which men had extended they awarded medals to the entire regiment. In 1917 a review board revoked all the medals, including those of the men who did extend, because
it was ruled that extending one's enlistment did not meet the criteria for the Medal of Honor. Roswell was one of the men who did extend. He never knew his medal had been revoked.
Togus National Cemetery
Created by: William Sweeney
Record added: Jun 16, 2008
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