Osgood, John S.
Age: 22, credited to Rockingham, VTVITALS
Birth: 10/25/1838, Acworth, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Osgood, John S. - Musician. (b. Acworth, New Hampshire, 20 Oct., 1838, son of John & Roxanna (Gee) Osgood). John was credited as a soldier from Rockingham, Vermont. His mother died when he was ten years old. He was raised on the family farm by his father, brothers and sisters in Acworth. He was 21 years old in 1860 and working as a farm laborer for his father in Acworth. He was age 22 when he enlisted from Rockingham, Vermont, 3 Sept., 1861. He mustered in 21 Sept., 1861, and mustered out with the band, 9 Aug., 1862 (served 11 months and 5 days). He m. 1869, Nancy Maria Nichols (b. Acworth, NH, 1840, dau. of Benjamin & Mary (Smith) Nichols of Cambridge, Mass). In 1880, John's Acworth farm was valued at $2,000. He and Nancy had additional property valued at $600.00. John and Nancy were living in Acworth (Sullivan County) New Hampshire in 1880, farming. They had one daughter, Mabel M. Osgood (b. 1871). John applied for an invalid pension 20 Aug., 1882 (458,530). He died in 1882. His widow applied for her pension, 21 Nov., 1896. When the 1910 census was taken, Nancy (age 70), was living with her daughter Mabel and husband Edwin A. George in Acworth, NH.
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)
(Compiled Military Service Record)