Drury, Thomas Luke
Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 6th MA INF, 25th MA INF
Service: enl, Worcester, MA, 4/16/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 6th MA INF, 4/22/61, m/o 8/2/61; enl, Worcester, MA, 9/16/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 25th MA INF, 9/16/61, reen 12/17/63 as SGT, wdd, Arrowfield Church, 5/9/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, tr to Co. D, 10/5/64, dis/dsb 2/3/65, Worcester, MA
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Birth: 02/05/1843, Marlborough, MA
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 120610874
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Luke T. Drury
LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: JUNE 5, 1864
FROM A CAMBRIDGE BOY
JEFFERSONVILLE, MAY 30th, 1864
Mr. Editor: i send you a copy of a letter from Luke Drury, son of L. B. Drury of this town, who was in the great battle under Gen. Butler
Near City Point, Va., May 18, 1864.
It has been a long time since I have heard from you, and I suppose that it has also been a long time since you have heard from me. We have been rather busy since we arrived here, fourteen days ago. We have been in action eight days. Our company is very near played out.; out of ninety-six men we have eighteen left for duty, we have five killed, thirty wounded, and eighteen taken prisoners, and the rest are sick and detached. We went into the fight five days ago, and under fire three days; and had fourty-five when we went in, and when the regiment came out, our company had four men to come out with, Notee, Davis, Hadly, and myself. They came very near having the rest of our company with Company I. I was ordered out to protect the fight flank and join the 27th regiment. We had to go through thick brush. I was right guide. Just as I got into the road, I ran within two rods of the rebel colors. They told me to surrender but I could not see it. I told the Lieutenant that the rebels were in our rear, and he ordered us to fall back to the regiment. I returned back. The rebs told me to come in, they would not hurt me, but I did not see it, and they put a shower of bullets after me. I got back safe. It was awful, only 4 of us got out safe. I thank God that I am safe at present, how long I shall be, I cannot tell. Notee is on fatique today, he will write when he gets a chance. Luke T. Drury: Co. K 25th Mass. Vol.
Submitted by: Deanna French.