Civil War Records of John T. Priest


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes

36th MVI

Private; enl. Aug. 5, 1862; must. Aug. 27, 1862; wounded June 3, 1864, Cold Harbor, Va. discharged for wounds June 17, 1865, Boston, Mass. Charlestown clerk

age 19;

lost leg as result of gun shot wound at Cold Harbor

MASSCW, 3:720

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


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
B 36th MVI   Invalid   74303 Mass.  



746 616


Harriet E. Priest

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  12 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic



Date April 3, 1912
Place Roxbury, Mass.
Age 69 years 21 days
Cause Bright's disease
Obituary Boston Globe, April 4, 1912
Burial Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston
Survived by Harriet E. Priest

Additional Information

According to his Boston death record, John P. Priest was born in Acton to John P. Priest and Sarah C. Davis. (Death record for John P. Priest, "Massachusetts Vital Records 1911-1915," vol. 1912/10 Deaths, p. 534, American

John Priest, age 7, was living with his family in Somerville, Mass. in 1860. The family was in Charlestown by 1860 ("United States Federal Census",

John T. Priest, age 32, married Hattie E. Beddoe, age 24 (born in Somerville to Thomas and Harriet) on Oct. 14, 1875 in Boston (Boston marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 273, p. 138, American

John Priest worked as a City Clerk. He died in 1912 at the age of 69 in Boston. He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery. (Death record).



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