Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence / Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|B||32nd MVI||Private; enl. and must. Nov. 5, 1861||must. out Nov. 27, 1864||Boxborough||farmer||age 22|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|B||32nd MVI||April 28, 1904||Invalid||1 314 193||1 085 585||Mass.|
Recorded as member no. 38 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||November 3, 1916|
|Obituary||Acton Enterprise, November 8, 1916|
Photograph above and text below from: Hager, Boxborough: A New England Town and Its People. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis, 1891: 200.
AUGUSTUS WINSLOW WETHERBEE.
Augustus Winslow, son of John and Louisa Wetherbee, born Sept. 1, 1839, married Hattie Lane (1844-1884), daughter of Simon P. and Clarissa (Gregg) Lane of Windham, N.H., Jan. 1, 1870, and settled in his native town. He graduated from the Pepperell Academy in 1861, worked with his father on the home farm until 1865, engaged in the produce and commission business in Boston for two years, and then learned the business of carpenter and builder, in which occupation he is engaged at the present time. Mr. Wetherbee is interested in all that pertains to the town, and has held various positions of usefulness therein. He was sent Representative to the General Court from the 33d Middlesex district in 1881, and was chairman of the Republican town committee for a period of ten years. He is especially interested in church affairs, and has held the position of chorister of the Congregational church for many years. He has also served as clerk and treasurer thirteen years, and as Sunday-school superintendent three years. For eighteen years he has been a member of the school board, --four times its superintendent, --and for fifteen years, secretary of the. Farmers' Club. Mr. Wetherbee, whose name appears among those of our soldiers, served in the late war three years. He enlisted in Co. B., 32d Reg't, Mass. Volunteers, November 26, 1861, and was discharged November 26, 1864. He was with the Army of the Potomac in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, from Harrison's Landing to Weldon R. R. Petersburg, Va., and served two years as commissary sergeant of the 1st Division.