Civil War Records of Lewis Vinal Clough


Obituary of Lewis Vinal Clough

Concord Enterprise, July 22, 1903


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    Once more our G.A.R. have been called upon to attend services of one of their honored members.
     Postmaster Lewis V. Clough died very suddenly early Friday morning. He has been in poor health for some time but had seemed to be improving for a few days. He made a trip to Ayer Thursday and made a number of calls during the evening.
     Mr. Clough was born in Winchenden and was 57 years old. He enlisted in the 21st Mass. Regiment but was later rejected on account of his age, being but 15 years old, later he enlisted in 26th Mass. Regiment and at the end of three years he re-enlisted. He took part in a number of engagements, fought with Hancock and was with Sheridans’ command through the Shenandoah valley. He was shot in the left leg at Cedar Creek.
     He became a resident of Acton in 1882 working in a piano factory and later keeping a store. He was appointed postmaster under Pres. Harrison’s adminstration (sic) serving four and a half years and was later appointed by Pres. Mckinley.
     He has always been a prominent G.A.R. man, being commander of Capt. Isaac Davis Post at the time of his death. He was also an Odd Fellow. He leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom are married.