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Civil War Records of Oscar E. Preston

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Ocar Edward Preston

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Comrade Oscar Edward Preston
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1844
New Ipswich
County of Hillborough
State of New Hampshire

At Lowell, Mass.on the twenty-fifth day of August, 1862, I entered the service, as private, in Company E. 6th Mass. Regiment Infantry for nine months and at the close of the war I held the rank of Corporal


By reason of term of enlistment having expired, I was first discharged on June 3rd, 1863 at Lowell, Mass.


I again enlisted on July 8th, 1864 in 6th Mass. M. V. M. and my term of enlistment having expired, I was finally discharged on October 27th, 1864 at Readville, Mass.

I took part in the Battle of Deserted House, Blackwater, “Siege of Suffolk” and Carsville.


I was never wounded, confined in hospital, or taken prisoner.

Among my most intimate comrades were Chauncy W. Fuller, Chas. H. Holten, Frank H. Whitcomb, Henry Willard and Chas. Jefta.


Circumstances connected with the “Deserted House”, I deem the important feature of my army life.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Oscar Edward Preston
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Officer Guard, two years, 1888-1889 – Surgeon, three years, 1891-’92-’93.
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton