Charles, unbelievable!!! Outstanding!!!
As some of you might know, I had alot of family in the Civil War.
Richard Prouty left England in 1660's and settled in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. By the time of the Civil War 190 years later, my family were in these Massachusetts regiments:
Infantry: 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 25, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 42, 43, 51 and 57th.
Artillery: 1st Bttn Heavy, 2nd Reg Heavy, 1st light and 9th light.
Richard Prouty was 14 when he arrived in "America". He had no other family with him. Later he would marry Miss Elizabeth Guest and have 21 children.
Meanwhile for the next 190 years the "Prouty's" spread west as America opened up more. There are only 3 Union states during the Civil War that had no Prouty's serve in. New Hampshire, New Jersey and Delaware.
Sidney T. Prouty was mortally wounded at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863 in the 2nd Massachusetts. He died on July 19th, 1863.
Edward U. Prouty was also mortally wounded at Gettysburg in the 15th Massachusetts. This is a debate, for some paperwork says he was mortally wounded on July 3rd, 1863 and died on July 15th, 1863. Some paper work says he was killed in action.
I hear that we have some kinda "Park" in Massachusetts called "Prouty's Grove"?? I man from Massachusetts sent me that via email.
I think that is just outstanding that a state actually knows all of their flags captured during the Civil War. A few of my family members were in company K's and most likely held those banners during the Civil War.
On the National Archives Soldier/Sailor system they have 57 Prouty's serving in all services in the state of Massachusetts. There are a few that are the same person and some served in the "Minute Men" regiments and transferred to other regiments when their terms of service was up.
If you talk to Ms. Greendyke again, ask her about the "Prouty's" from Massachusetts.
Charles your work is outstanding, and I am very happy you are on this site!
Have a good day, Sir!