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Osgood, John S.


Age: 22, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 10/25/1838, Acworth, NH
Death: 11/25/1895

Burial: Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 40329367


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/29, 1882, NH, not approved; widow Nancy M., 11/21/1896, NH
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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Acworth Cemetery, Acworth, NH

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Compiled Military Service Records

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.
Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)