Captain Harrison Gray Otis Weymouth commanded the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at Antietam in September 1862 after Colonel Hinks and Lieutenant Colonel Devereaux were wounded, and was himself severely wounded at Fredericksburg, VA in December and lost his leg. In May 1864 he was commissioned Major, First US Volunteer Infantry, and served on guard duty with “a cork leg” at Point Lookout, MD. He mustered out in November 1865.

He’s among the officers of the regiment in this 1861 photograph (arm crossed, in front of the taller tent), in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

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