Cyrus F Westgate

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Cyrus F Westgate

  • Birth 1836 Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 17 May 1862 New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
  • Plot 1709
  • Memorial ID 3261981

Cyrus was a nailer by trade, who mustered in Company D, 24th Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts on October 19, 1861. The 24th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the New England Guards Regiment, was recruited at Camp Massasoit, Readville (a part of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts), under the personal supervision of Maj. Thomas G. Stevenson of the old New England Guards Battalion-the 4th Battalion-M. V. M., who became its first colonel. Twenty-seven of the officers of the 24th Regiment came from this old battalion. The recruits were mustered into the service from time to time as they arrived in camp, beginning early in September, 1861, Cyrus mustered in on October 19, 1861. The regiment remained at Readville until Dec. 9, 1861 when it left for Annapolis, Maryland, where it became a part of Foster's Brigade, Burnside's Coast Division. It sailed from Annapolis, Maryland Jan. 9, 1862, as a part of the Burnside expedition bound for the coast of North Carolina. Here on Feb. 8, 1862 it was engaged with loss at Roanoke Island, and again March 14, 1862 it was in action at Newbern where it suffered severely. In May, 1862, divisions were formed, and the 24th became a part of Stevenson's (2d) Brigade, Foster's (1st) Division. About the 20th of March the regiment made an expedition to Little Washington, and a little later another up the Neuse River. Cyrus died of disease on May 17 1862 at New Bern, Craven, North Carolina. Never married, no children.


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