Civil War Records of Oscar E. Preston

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1963 Littleton farmer age 18
E 6th MVI (100 days) Corpl.; enl. July 8, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1964 Acton teamster age 20

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 30-31 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI June 29, 1903 Invalid 1 301 496 1 076 024 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 33 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch

Death

Date October 14, 1924
Place Acton, Mass.
Age  
Cause  
Obituary Concord Enterprise, October 15, 1924
Funeral  
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Two daughters: Mrs. Alberta Mead of West Acton and Mrs. Viola Anderson of Nashua, N.H.

Additional Information

Born in Ipswich, NH. Settled in Acton after the war.

Oscar E. Preston is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton(source: 1890 Veterans Schedules. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."

 

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