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years of age, when he removed to
non, and James H. Lowell, three of Bath. He lived in Bath four years. the above belonging to his regiment, , He enlisted in the Seventh Maine, the Seventh Maine. Company B, Aug. 21, 1861, for three
LEVI W. TURNER. years.
He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Antietam, and confined in Levi W. Turner, an old soldier and Libby prison. He was exchanged sailor of the Rebellion, died suddenly and sent to join his regiment then at May 22, 1896, at his home, 24 WinPortland, recruiting after its heavy throp street, Malden, Mass., of heart losses at Antietam, but his health trouble. The deceased was born in was so broken that he got a furlough Lincolnville, Me., and for a number and came back to Bath, where he was
years was captain of vessels enput under the doctor's care, and re- gaged in the Africa and East India ceived his discharge on surgeon's trade. certificate of disability, May 29, 1863,
During the war he served as masat Portland. Recovering his health, ter's mate in the navy, and was afterhe made two trips from Boston to
wards transferred to the Second MasJamaica and the West Indies on the sachusetts Cavalry, in which he was steamer Tropic, with his brother-in- sergeant.
sergeant. For many years after the law, Robert Shea, of Bath. After
war Mr. Turner was a messenger in this he shipped for about eight years,
the Charlestown navy-yard. He running between Liverpool, England, was a member of the Kearsarge assoand North Shields. He then re- ciation, H. G. Berry post, No. 40, G. turned to Bath, and in 1879 settled in A. R. He leaves a wife and daughter. South Gardiner. The following year,
AUGUSTUS B. VARNEY. July 18, 1880, he married Mary E. Edgecombe, daughter of John Edge of Portland, died at his home in Salis
Mr. Augustus B. Varney, a native combe. He lived in Gardiner until the date of his death, June 4, 1895.
bury, Mass., May 27, ’96, aged forty
eight years. At the age of seventeen The procession was headed by the
he enlisted in the Twelfth Maine volHildreth Post, escorted by the South
unteers, and served nine months. Gardiner drum corps, marching from
After the war he removed to Salisthe church to the grave at Mt. Hope bury. For several years he has been cemetery, where appropriate services
of the best known
master were held under the auspices of the mechanics of Newburyport. The deG. A. R.
ceased was the youngest member of He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, an adopted daughter, two sis. post forty-nine, G. A. R., at Salisbury. ters, Mrs. Edward Merritt, of Lynn,
JEWETT TURNER. Mass., and Mrs. Robert Shea, and a Jewett Turner, of North Haven, brother, Wm. H. Tobey, of Bath, and died May 19, 1896, at the Maine an aged mother, now in her ninety- General hospital at Portland. Mr. fifth year. The bearers were C. L. Turner had been suffering for some Austin, O. D. Jaquith, Thomas Key- time, and was taken to Portland for
treatment. He appeared to be re- city, together with a large number of covering, when embolism occurred, citizens, made the largest Grand which caused his death. Mr. Tur- Army
attended in ner was about sixty-two years of age, Spokane. and one of the most prominent and
LAUREL MUNSON. highly esteemed citizens of North
Laurel Munson, an esteemed citiHaven. He was a member of the
zen of Houlton, died at his residence, Eighth Maine in the war and proved Oct. 14, 1896, after a painful sickness himself a gallant soldier.
He leaves of more than a year, aged fifty-six besides his widow, two daughters,
in Mrs. L. C. Foss, of China, and Miss Lenora Turner of North Haven, and a son, Charles, who graduates this year from Colby. Mrs. Turner was a sister of Leander Thomas, formerly of Rockland.
Elisha Vose, Company D, First Maine Cavalry, died June 25, 1895, of cancerous tumor of the large intestine. The immediate cause of death was the shock of the operation in removing the tumor. Comrade Vose was mustered Oct. 19, 1861, wounded at Shepardstown, July 16, 1863 ; in hospital at Baltimore and Washington, 1863 and '64; mustered out Nov. 25, 1864, at expiration of service. See history First Maine Cavalry, page 522. He was a de- Houlton in 1840, and has always revoted member of General J. L. Reno sided there. post of Spokane, Washington, a good When twenty-one years of age he citizen, kind neighbor, and beloved enlisted in Company E, First Maine by all who knew him. He married a Cavairy. In the famous charge of his widow Lowe, in St. Paul, Minn. regiment at Middletown, Va., May They have no children. His wife 24, 1862, Mr. Monson was one of the survives him, and is a worthy mem- four men out of seventy-three in his ber of the Ladies' Relief corps of J. company to bring his horse safely L. Reno post. The burial service of out of the action, by galloping through the Grand Army of the Republic was the lines of the enemy. In that batused. The members of Reno post tle he was wounded and so severely and members of General John Sedg- injured that he received his discharge wick post, Ladies' Relief corps, Sons in consequence. In 1866 he comand Daughters of Veterans of this menced his business career by open
ing a grocery store at the corner of out and saw a great deal of fighting. Kendall and Bangor streets, in which He was promoted for gallantry at location he remained till the time of Petersburg, and held rank of lieuhis death, a period of thirty years. tenant-colonel at the close of the He was
much interested in the growth and prosperity of his town After the war was over he entered and the county, and was always Newton Theological Seminary and ready to do his part in advancing the graduated from it in 1867. His first same. He was always a large-hearted, pastorate was in Wilton, N. H., broad-minded citizen, full of sympathy where he remained for seven years. for any one in distress, and of good From Wilton he went to New Lonwill for all. He was a member of don, N. H., where he remained fourMonument Lodge of Masons, and of teen years, doing remarkably good A. P. Russell post, G. A. R. Three work. In 1888 he went to Dexter, children, one son and two daughters, and was pastor of the Baptist church were born to Mr. and Mrs. Munson, there for five years, when failing the son, A. Beecher Munson, only health compeiled him to give up his survives, who, with the bereaved wife, pastorate duties for a time. He will receive the sympathy of the com- rested a year and then took charge of munity in their affliction.
the Baptist church at Monson, where
he had been pastor three years when REV. S. C. FLETCHER.
his last illness came. Rev. Stephen C. Fletcher died at In 1863 he was married to Miss the residence of Samuel Copeland, Vesta C. Marble of Waterville, whose Dexter, Dec. 10, 1896.
death occurred in June, 1895. Desmitten with a stroke of paralysis in ceased leaves three children, Mrs. October, but rallied from the shock Emmeline F. Dickerson of Mt. Herand for the first few weeks continued
mon, Mass., Edwin N. Fletcher, pasto improve wonderfully. But tor of the Baptist church at Fairfield, chronic heart trouble, with which he and J. W. Fletcher, a student at had been afflicted for some time, re- Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, asserted itself and steadily reduced Pa. He has two brothers living in his strength.
Skowhegan. Rev. S. C. Fletcher was born in Skowhegan, June 23, 1833. He attended school at Bloomfield academy Of Charles T. Peters, a well-known and graduated from Colby University veteran who died at Bluehill a few in 1859. He became principal of weeks ago, it is said that when he Bloomfield academy, which position fell, wounded, at Fredericksburg, his he filled until the spring of 1862, brother, Lt. A.C. Peters, saw him, and when he organized a company in cried out, “ Charley, you down?" InSkowhegan and went into the stantly the reply came: “Only stopped Seventh Maine regiment.
to rest." Such were the boys in blue in the Army of the Potomac through- who went from Maine.
CHARLES T. PETERS.
BOWDOIN SQUARE, BOSTON
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Prosecutes claims before Congress, all the departments at Washington, and the United States Court of Claims.
Has complete copies of the monthly reports of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861 to 1865, and is fully equipped to aid any member of the old regiment in securing pensions or other claims against the United States.
Vinalhaven & Rockland Steamboat Company.
-TWO TRIPS DAILY
Between Vinalhaven and Rockland. Commencing Monday, April 2, the
STEAMER GOV. BODWELL,
CAPT. Wm. R. CREED,
Will leave Vinalhaven for Rockland every week day at 7 a. m. and 2 p.m. Returning, leave Rocland (Tillson's Wharf) for Vinalhaven at 9:30 a. m. and 4 p. m., landing at Hurricane Isle, each trip both ways.
By taking the 9:30 a, m. boat the above service gives three hours at Vinalhaven or three and onehali hours at Hurricane Island.
W. S. WHITE, General Manager.
Rockland and Boothbay Harbor.
STEAMER SILVER STAR Will leave Rockland every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:30 a, m. for Boothbay Harbor, touching at spruce Head, Tenant's Harbor, Port Clydle, Friendship. Round Pond, and New Harbor.
Returning, will leave Boothbay Harbor, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 a. m., touching at above named landings.
STEAMER VINALHAVEN. Weather permitting, will leave Swan's Island every week day at 5:45 a. m.; Green's Landing at 7 a. m.; Vinalhaven at 9 a. m.; arrive at Rockland about 10:15 a. m.
Returnin., wiil leave Rockland at 2 p. m.; Vinalhaven at 3:30 p. m.; Green's Landing at about 4:15 p. m.; arrive at Swan's Island at 6 p. m.
Connections: At Rockland with 1:35 p. m. train of M. C. R. R., arriving at Portland 5:20 p. m., and Boston 9:30 p. m., same day; at swan's Island with steamer Electa for Black Island. Railroad tickets sold at reduce rates to Portland and Boston from all landings. Round trip tickets between Rockland and Vinalhaven, 25c.
J. R. FLYE, General Agent, Rockland.
Bluehill & Ellsworth Steamboat Line.
Consisting of the new and favorite STR. CATHERINE,
STR. JULIETTE, OSCAR A. CROCKETT, Captain.
Ralph II. CROCKETT, Captain. Leaving Rockland on arrival of steamers from Boston about 6 a. m. daily (except Monday) for Dark Harbor and Hewes Point* (Isleboro), Castine, Blake's Point, Little Deer Isle, Herrick's Landing * Sargentville, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, Brooklin, South Bluehill,* Parker's Point,* Bluehill, Surry and Ellsworth.
Returning, leave Ellsworth at 7 a. m., Surry 7:45 a. m. daily (except Sunday), making the above named landings, arriving at Rockland about 5 p. m. in season to connect with steamers for Boston. Tikets sold on board. Baggage checked through.
These steamers connect at Castine with steamer Welcome for West Brooksville and Penobscot daily. *Flag landings.
0. A. CROCKETT, Manager.
Rockland and North Haven.
CAPT. W. A. MILLS.
J. E. FROHOCK, Agent, Rockland.