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Preston, Charles I.


Age: 18, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/64, m/i 8/25/64, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 1848, Cabot, VT
Death: 06/24/1931

Burial: Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 69268089


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/14/1881, 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: None


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Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Grand Army Man of Williamstown Victim of Pneumonia.

Williamstown, June 24. - Charles I. Preston, 83, a Civil War veteran, died at 2 o'clock this morning of double pneumonia after being ill since last Friday.

Mr. Preston, the son of Benjamin and Nancy Preston, was born at Cabot Feb. 22, 1848. He was a carpenter and builder by trade at which he worked for more than 60 years. He enlisted in the Union army at Underhill Aug. 25, 1864, in company G, 2nd Vermont volunteers, and was mustered out June 19, 1865. Of interest in this connection is the fact that four of his brothers also served in the army at this time. George W. Preston enlisted in company K, 8th Vermont, at Underhill, Feb. 11, 1865 and was mustered out June 28 of that year. Thomas H. Preston enlisted in company L, 1st Vermont cavalry, at Underhill, Aug. 15, 1862, and was mustered out June 30, 1865. John Preston enlisted in company G, 4th Vermont, at Irasburg Aug. 28, 1864, and was mustered out July 19, 1865. Solon H. Preston of Marshfield enlisted in company H, 11th Vermont, on Jan. 4, 1864, and was mustered out Aug. 25, 1865.

He is survived by one brother, Solon H. Preston, 86, of Burlington, one son, Ellis C. Preston of Burlington; two daughters, Mrs. George Smith of Marshfield and Miss Marcia Preston of New York, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Orrin Shepardson of Foxboro, Mass., and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Katie Hadlock in Williamstown, with whom he made his home, on Friday with burial at Lower Cabot in the Durant cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, June 24, 1931.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.