Acton Memorial Library
|G||7th Vt. VI||Aug. 15, 1864||July 2, 1865||Cavendish, Vermont|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|G||7th Vt. VI||May 22, 1908||Invalid||1074 415||1147 948||Mass.||C-2476762|
Recorded as member no. 4 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives 24.1.1)
|Date||May 19, 1931|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, May 27, 1931|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library:
Born in Cavendish, Vermont, Lucius Hesselton enlisted at age 17 in the 7th Vermont Infantry in August 1864. He was at the siege and capture of Mobile, Alabama.
Coming to Acton in 1870, he went to work at the Tuttle, Jones and Wetherbee dry goods store and later became a partner with Frank Hastings in the grain business at Faulkner Mills. He was a charter member of Isaac Davis Post G.A.R. in 1882. He died May 19, 1931, and was buried in the family plot in Mount Hope cemetery.
Lucius A. Hesselton is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
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