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Preston, Asa L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 6/16/62, m/i 7/9/62, PVT, Co. I, 9th VT INF, tr to VRC 4/20/64, m/o 7/6/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Fletcher, VT
Death: 01/02/1918

Burial: Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1881, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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 Marshfield, VT

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Obituary

MARSHFIELD

Asa L. Preston, Veteran of the Civil War, Dead After Long Illness.

Asa L. Preston passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, after a long and painful illness from cancer. He was born in Fletcher 75 years ago last March and has been a resident of this town nearly 15 years, having moved here from Cabot, where he lived about 30 years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having gone out from Waitsfield in Co. I of the 9th Vermont regiment, and was in service over three years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Aubrey Nelson of Cabot, who has been with him for several months and has tenderly and faithfully ministered to him during the long period of suffering. The funeral services were held from his late home Thursday at 1 p.m.. Rev. O.L. Barnard of Waits River officiating. The remains were taken to Cabot for interment.

Source: Barre Times, Jan. 4, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.