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William Allen Andrews, Jr., b. Essex, MA 1845, enlisted Dec. 22, 1861 at age 16. He joined Co. H, 19th MA Vols. and was in the Battles of the Peninsula and White Oak Swamp (June 30, 1862), wounded in the latter. The family received no further information and he was presumed dead.
Charles Perry Lufkin, his first cousin, b. Essex, MA 1843, enlisted at age 17 or 18, in 1861. He was mustered into the 24th Regt., MA Vols. that year and assisted in the capture of Ft. Henry, Roanoke Island on Feb. 6 1862 and then at New Berne, NC on March 14, 1862. Other battles in which he particpated were said to be those at Laurel Hill, Kingston, Whitehall, and Goldsboro, NC, and at James and Morris Islands on the "Secret Expedition" to SC. and he was wounded at the assault on Ft. Wagner, SC on July 25, 1863. He died at Beaufort Hospital.
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