Civil War Veterns


    This page is dedicated to those who served, and as a reminder of the debt we owe them.

    If anyone has any other information, including grave site information, on Civil War Veterans who served from the Parish of Pennfield, please contact me.

   BUCKNAM, Samuel Edgar: He was born June 26, 1831 in Pennfield, NB to Barnabas C. Bucknam & Elizabeth Hawkins. Served in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He enlisted at Bath, Sagadahoc, ME with Co. K of the 19th Maine Inf. as a Cpl. on June 22, 1862. He was honorably discharged as 2nd Lt. Samuel E Bucknam for disability on Mar 8, 1864, also at Bath.
    He fought in a number of battles during the war, most notably the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was injured. According to a document in his file, he "was wounded on the 2nd day of July 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg in his thigh and was laid with with [sic] said wound until on or about August 10th, 1863 when he returned to his regiment. He was also taken Sick with disease of the Stomach and on the 14th day of January 1864 he was granted a leave of absence for 20 days but did not improve and it was extended 40 days longer and at that time being no better he was discharged..."

   CROSS, Aaron: He was born in Beaver Harbour, NB to Andrew Cross & Margaret Noran. When the Civil War broke out, he was in New Hampshire and enlisted with the Seventh New Hampshire Regiment at the age of 18. He contracted malaria while fighting in the South. Following his discharge, he returned to Calais, ME, and in 1865, married Miss Margaret E. Wyoming. They had two daughters, Margaret L and Ella Mae (Mrs. Frank Holt, St. Stephen). He established a bakery in Calais, ME. In about 1898, he went to the Klondike gold fields and returned about 3 years later. Died in 1908 at the age of 64. He is buried in the Holt Lot in the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery.

   JUSTASON, William: He was born Nov 3, 1828 in Pennfield, NB to Wilmot Justason & Elizabeth Hamilton. He enlisted in Company E of the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry at Eastport, ME, on May 7, 1861 and was discharged on June 4, 1861. The reason for his short service and his pension application was a hernia that he received when he slipped while trying to put up a new flag pole at Eastport, ME, where he was stationed. Died July 5, 1902 in Pennfield, NB and was buried at Pennfield United Baptist Cemetery.

William Justason & his second wife ReLefa.

   TATTON, Joseph W: Age 23 when he enlisted with Co. D of the 1st Maine Cav. on Nov 2, 1861 & was mustered out on Dec 6, 1864.

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