Sgt Joseph Henry Preston

Sgt Joseph Henry Preston

New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Oct 1918 (aged 80)
New Jersey, USA
Burial Clarksboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Lot 509, Section, OP, Grave 3
Memorial ID 101340646 · View Source
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Private, Co. E, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Mustered In: March 8, 1862

Transferred to Company G

Promoted to Sgt.

Wounded at 2nd Bull Run, August 30, 1862 (shot in leg)

Discharged April 1864 for wounds received at 2nd Bull Run.

Joseph Henry Preston, aged 80 years, passed away suddenly Friday morning, Mr. Preston was a Civil War Veteran, having enlisted with the 88th Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Mr. Preston was beloved by all who knew him and was an especial friend to children. Mr. Preston had been incapacitated for years owing to his wounds received in the Battle of Bull Run. Being of retiring disposition few knew of a number of wonderful experiences he had. Mr. Preston was an artist of some repute having at one time a collection of a hundred pictures all painted late in life. He was a student of all languages and could play equally well the piano and cello. The community suffers a great loss at his demise. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Esther Davis with whom he lived and three sons, Frank, Wilbur and Vance Preston.
Mr. Preston was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his daughter. Rev. George S. Miller, pastor of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church and Rev. James Rogers, former pastor of the Congregational M.E. Church officiated. The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous. Interment at Eglington Cemetery.

Monday, October 28, 1918 Woodbury Daily Times (Woodbury, NJ)

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  • Created by: Todd Leiss
  • Added: 26 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101340646
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Henry Preston (Jan 1838–25 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101340646, citing Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Todd Leiss (contributor 47181180) .