Civil War Records of William G. Priest (aka William George Press)

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
USN USS Powhatan Sept. 27, 1863 Feb. 1869 Maynard Engineer Service record in dispute, see P.J. Brown, pp. 174-.

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
      Invalid 55 003     pension rejected on grounds that the claimant's service in the U.S. Navy was not rendered in connection with the civil war (see Brown, p. 179)

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  too dark to copy

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 122 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). Post color bearer for a period.


Death

Date October 25, 1920
Place Maynard, Mass.
Age 74
Cause heart attack
Obituary Maynard News, October 29, 1920
Funeral from his late home on Walcott street, Maynard
Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Maynard
Survived by His wife Emma; two daughters, Mrs. William Marshall of Waltham and Mrs. John Weaving of this town; six sons, Lyman, Walter, William, Charles, Albert, and James Priest.

Additional Information

News item: "Married 50 Years; Golden Wedding Anniversary Observed by Mr. and Mrs. William Priest Today."  Acton Enterprise, March 17, 1920.

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See also:

Peggy Jo Brown. Hometown Soldiers: Civil War Veterans of Assabet Village & Maynard Massachusetts. Maynard, Mass.: Flying Heron Press, 2005. 174-181; photograph of William G. Priest, p. 226.

 

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