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 Ephraim F. Severance

Ephraim F. Severance

Birth
Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 1864 (aged 21–22)
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 103786623 · View Source
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Private, Co. I, 18th Massachusetts Infantry

1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac


The son of Peter and Judith Severance.

Ephraim F. Severance was a 21 year-old Shoemaker who was drafted at Concord, MA mustered into Co. I, 18th Mass. Infantry on July 16, 1863. He was reported to have straggled while on the march on May 4, 1864 and was reported absent without leave. Declared a deserter from the regiment, the Muster Rolls for Co. I state "Straggled on the march May 4, 1864. Prisoner of war."

The father, Peter Severance, then age 70 and a resident of Meredith, NH, filed a claim for pension benefits as a Dependent Father on Jan. 27, 1871. In a deposition filed Jan. 20, 1871 he declared his son died at Andersonville Prison on Sept. 15, 1864.

Private David Meechan, Co. E, 18th Massachusetts,recorded an entry in his diary for October 1, 1864 that Severance, along with six comrades from the 18th Massachusetts, was a fellow prisoner at the Florence Stockade. A report from the Adjutant General's Office dated Feb. 2, 1871 stated that Prisoner of War Records did not furnish any information. Additionally, the records of Andersonville do not list him as a prisoner.

The father died on October 21, 1871 prior to a final decision being made with regard to his pension claim.


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  • Created by: Donald Thompson
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103786623
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ephraim F. Severance (1842–1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103786623, citing Florence National Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Donald Thompson (contributor 46594704) .