Civil War Veteran with - Co. I. 12th Massachusetts Infantry


Obituary and a short biography from the The Stoughton Sentinel, 5 March 1887, p. 1 

“...At the age of thirteen he went to sea and followed a sea faring life up to his nineteenth year when he came to Stoughton, where he made his home the remainder of his life, following the trade of a house painter for many years in the employ of Mr. Altheus Brewster of this town, always proving a faithful and capable workman.”  “When the War of the Rebellion broke out, he enlisted as a corporal in Company I, 12th Mass. (Webster) regiment for three years and faithfully performed his duty to the expiration of his term of service.  He was among the first to enroll in Post 72, G.A.R. and was an honorable and dutiful member from his enrollment to the date of his death,  He has held many of the various offices in the post, serving four years in the offices of Junior and Senior Vice-Commander.  During several years past on all occasion when the Post has appeared on parade, its flag, now draped in mourning for his death, was borne by him.  Ion all the work of the Post he took a great and commendable pride, and his best obituary would be the record of the esteem in which he was held by his old comrades of Post 72.  During his long illness he was patiently cared for by Mrs. Conrad E. Bryant and in recognition of her services the Post, with its ever celebrated liberality, voted to her the sum of $50 from the relief fund.  It is in such ways as this that the Post’s funds are used for the benefit and assistance of their deserving comrades in distress.”  


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