|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1890|
In 1861 his occupation was "Morocco dresser" . This was a common occupation listed in some of the older city directories in cities with large leather
manufacturers. Morocco leather is a particular type of smooth leather traditionally made from goatskin.
11th Reg Co I 1st Bttln 13th VRC ; 6/13/1861 - 6/16/1864
Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA.
He entered Togus Hosp in ME 10/14/1882.
Togus National Cemetery is located in Kennebec County, in the town of Chelsea, Maine, on the grounds of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center.
The name Togus comes from the Native American name Worromontogus, which means mineral water. The Togus property was originally a summer resort called Togus Springs.
In 1865, as the Civil War was drawing to a close, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the National Asylum (later changed to Home) for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The Eastern Branch at Togus was the first of these facilities to open, in November 1866.
The first veteran was admitted to Togus on Nov. 10, 1866. The home's population remained below 400 until a building program began in 1868, which eventually provided accommodation for nearly 3,000 veterans. The facilities were organized much like a military camp with men living in barracks and wearing modified Army uniforms. Although a 100-bed hospital was completed in 1870, medical care at the home was limited, even by the standards of the day.
Togus National Cemetery
Plot: F, 798
Maintained by: Chris Colvin Cronin
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2867153