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Silas S Lincoln
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Birth: 1825
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1905
District Of Columbia, USA

The Evening Star, August 15, 1905, p. 10
Silas Lincoln Dead
Union Veteran Who Served With Nims' Battery in Civil War


Silas S. Lincoln, a veteran of the civil war, formerly of Malden, Mass., but for the past twenty-six years a resident of Washington, and an employee of the bureau of pensions, died yesterday morning at his residence, 913 I street northwest, of general debility. Mr. Lincoln was born in 1825 in the state of Maine, but when quite a young man moved to Massachusetts, where for a number of years he was an officer of the state's prison at Charlestown.

He was one of the original members of the famous Nims' Light Horse Battery of Massachusetts and served in that battery from July 30, 1861 to August 17, 1864. He fired two shots at the ironclad Merrimac during its fight with the Monitor in Hampton Roads, his battery at that time being stationed at Hampton, Va., awaiting
transportation to Sip Island and the department of the gulf. In the following year he also sighted a gun whose shell, it is claimed, entered a port hole of the rebel gunboat Essex, when that boat ran the gauntlet of the upper Mississippi fleet at Vicksburg, Miss. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret E Lincoln (____ - 1910)
 
Note: AGE: 79 - COD: Acute Indigestion - BIRTHPLACE: ME
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: 78 - 315
 
Maintained by: Susan Ing
Originally Created by: Lorie
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49402968
Silas S Lincoln
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Silas S Lincoln
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Silas S Lincoln
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