Tell me about Silas Townsend

“They will get but little duty out of me,” crowed¬†Silas Townsend (1838-1902) — a shoemaker from Lakeville, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Silas served in the¬†29th Massachusetts Infantry and later in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry. Though this service record looks impressive on paper, the residue of letters surviving that Silas wrote to his father (recently transcribed) reveal … More Tell me about Silas Townsend