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Brackett, Clarence A.


Age: 21, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF, 2nd NH INF
Service: enl 4/19/62, not m/i, enl 5/21/61, m/i, MSCN, Co. C, 2nd NH INF, 7/20/61, dsrtd 7/25/62, Mass.; enl 3/25/64, m/i 4/12/64, CPL, Co. E, 17th VT INF, wdd, Poplar Spring Church, 9/30/64, pow, Poplar Spring Church, 9/30/64, prld 3/10/65, m/o 6/7/65

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Birth: 03/02/1840, Antrim, NH
Death: 10/13/1909

Burial: North Branch Cemetery, Antrim, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 176174041


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/27/1888, MA
Portrait?: David Morin Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Everett, MA; 1890 - Living in Chelsea, MA


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(History of the 2nd N.H. Infantry)

Portrait Portrait

(Dave Morin Collection)

Clarence A. Brackett - Civil War veteran

Musician Clarence A. Brackett, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. E; b. Nashua; age 21 res. Antrim; enl. Apr. 19, '61, for 3 mos.; not must. in; paid by State; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must. in June 5, '61, as Musician.; tr. to Co. C, July 20, '61; des. July 25, 62, Mass.

Corp. Clarence A. Brackett, Co. E, 17th Vermont Infantry; b. Nashua; age 24; res. Antrim, cred. Barre, Vt.; enl. Mar. 25, '64, for 3 yrs.; must. in Apr. 12, '64, as Corp.; app. Sergt.; wd. and captd. Sept. 30, '64; par. Mar. 10, '65; disch. June 7, '65. P. O. ad., Chelsea, Mass.

Clarence A. Brackett was a 21-year-old resident of Antrim, N.H. when he enlisted on May 21, 1861 as a Musician. On June 3, 1861, he mustered into Co. E, 2nd NH Infantry. July 20, 1861 transferred to Co. C. Deserted on July 25, 1862.

Re-enlisted on March 25, 1864 as a Corporal; on April 12, 1864, he mustered into Co. E, 17th Vermont Infantry. Promoted to Sgt., no date given. Listed as prisoner of war Sept. 30, 1864, Poplar Springs Church, Va. (paroled); Wounded Sept. 30, 1864, Poplar Springs Church, Va.; Paroled March 10, 1865 (place not stated). Lived in Chelsea, Ma. after the war. He died in Everett, Ma. on Oct. 13, 1909. He was residing at 130 Cottage Street at the time of his death. His body was sent to Antrim, N.H. for burial.

A wartime photo of a dashing-looking Brackett appears on page 162 of the book, A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the War of the Rebellion, by Martin Alonzo Hays, 1896. The caption beneath the photo references his desertion, stating that Brackett "had a chronic disagreement with his officers, which became so hot that he 'discharged himself'" after a year's service with the 2nd New Hampshire. Apparently, he did not receive any punishment for this act.

Portrait Portrait

(Dave Morin Collection)


From Family No. 15. Descent: Richard, James, Nathan, James* Samuel, James, James C.

James C. Brackett was born June 27, 1815; died September 21, 1889; was overseer in mills in Nashua, N. H.; removed to Antrim.

Married Margaret D. Balch, born May 13, 1815, died January 22, 1892, daughter of Allen and wife, Hepsibah Dodge, natives of New Boston, N. H., residents of Northfield, Vt.

1. Clarence A., b. 2 Mar., 1840; a resident of Chelsea, Mass.; served during Civil War in co. E, 2nd N. H. Vol. Inf., enlisted 21 May, 1861; second term of service was in 17 Vt. Vol. Inf.; was wounded and captured at Weldon railroad and confined in prison at Salisbury, N.C. Married 28 Aug., 1873, Juliette Oliver, who d. 22 July, 1905 at the Frost Hospital in Chelsea, Ma. She was buried in Antrim, N.H. July 24, 1905. No issue.

2. Charles P., b. 9 June, 1842; never mar.; d. in June, 1906, from injuries received in an accident in Antrim.

3. Estelle O., b. 26 June, 1851; mar. 9 June, 1874, Fred L. Nay, a photo-engraver in Cambridge, Mass., b. 5 Sept., 1845, son of Samuel and wife, Nancy B. Vose, of Antrim; name formerly written McNee. Deacon Wm. McNee was one of the first settlers of Peterboro, N.H.

Courtesy of Dave Morin

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