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Oscar F Balston
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1846
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1929
New York, USA

Oscar F. Balston was born in New York on September 12, 1846 and enlisted in the Union Navy as Second Class Boy aboard the Receiving Ship North Carolina on August 30, 1862. He was also detailed for service aboard the USS Vanderbilt in November 1862, and then to the USS Alabama on June 13, 1863, as Ordinary Seaman. On December 13, 1863, he was detailed to the USS Dacotah and was received aboard the USS Agawam, on March 9, 1864, from the Receiving Ship Vandalia at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He was promoted to Yeoman and then appointed an Acting Masters Mate on December 8, 1864. After serving aboard the USS Agawam he was transferred to the USS Miami on January 7, 1865. Owing to ill-health, he tendered his resignation on May 8, 1865 this being accepted by the Navy Department four days later, and he was discharged at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He married Sarah May Johnson at New Providence, New Jersey on December 25, 1867 and resided in New Jersey, New York and Florida, before returning to New York to finally settle down in 1887. He was employed as an Inspector at the Brooklyn Union Gas Company and died at Brooklyn on March 3, 1929. He was laid to rest at the Cypress Hills Cemetery in that suburb of New York City

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910 about Oscar F Balston
Name: Oscar F Balston
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 81360
Certification Number: 40595
Fiche Number: 39770
Additional Info: This file contains 2 fiche cards
Archive: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Collection: U.S. Navy Pensions Index

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Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Record added: Dec 29, 2011
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Oscar F Balston
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