Civil War Records of Herbert E. Preston


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
D 35th MVI Private; enl. June 21, 1862; must. Aug. 16, 1862 must. out June 9, 1865, as Corpl. Littleton farmer

age 18

MASSCW, 3:670

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 1 page (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
D 35th MVI Oct. 18, 1866 Invalid 120 037 346 787    
Mar 23, 1908 Widow 888 022 648 192 Maine Sophia E. Preston

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 14 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


Date February 27, 1908
Place Bangorville, Maine
Age 61
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Sophia E. Preston

Additional Information

Herbert E. Preston is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 122.


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