Civil War Records of Oscar B. Phelps

Oscar B. Phelps

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
G 57th MVI Private; enl. Feb, 25, 1864; must. March 10, 1864 must out. July 30, 1865 Leominster teamster

age 23;

wounded May 6, 1864, Wilderness, Va.; prisoner March 25, 1865, Ft. Stedman, Va.; exchanged March 29, 1865

See also: Wilkinson, pp. 551-552.


Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
G 57th MVI July 26, 1890 Invalid 885 697 1 015 296 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  8 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 123 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)


Death

Date October 8, 1925
Place Soldiers Home, Chelsea, Mass.
Age 84
Cause pneumonia
Obituary Maynard News, October 19, 1925
Funeral  
Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Peggy Jo Brown. Hometown Soldiers: Civil War Veterans of Assabet Village & Maynard Massachusetts. Maynard, Mass.: Flying Heron Press, 2005.  169-173.

Warren Wilkinson. Mother, May You Never See the Sights I Have Seen: The Fifty-Seventh Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers in the Army of the Potomac, 1864-1865. Harper & Row, 1990.  551-552.

 

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