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Albert Emory Forrest

Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Nov 1899 (aged 60)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Anacostia, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 138131353 · View Source
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Civil War Veteran
Private, Co. F, 4th Massachusetts Infantry
Musician, 18th Massachusetts Infantry

The son of Emory and Harriett P. (Dunbar) Forrest.

Albert was a 22 year-old Straw Worker from Foxboro, when he enlisted in the 4th Mass. Infantry, Co. F on April 22, 1861 and was discharged on July 22, 1861 at the expiration of his three month enlistment. He enlisted for a second time on August 1, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry as a member of the Regimental band on August 24, 1861. He was granted a 30 day furlough on June 6, 1862 after being partially sun struck while on the march with his regiment to Williamsburg, VA.

During his furlough home Albert married Sara Jane Starkey on June 26, 1862 at the First Church of Wrentham, MA. Following a directive from the War Department, which eliminated Regimental Bands, he was mustered out of military service on August 11, 1862.

Following his discharge Albert was employed as a music teacher and straw worker at Foxboro and later Framingham, MA. He was admitted to the Eastern Branch of the National Soldiers Home, Togas, ME on April 30, 1896 and subsequently transferred to the Government Hospital for the Insane (now St. Elizabeth's Hospital) in Washington, DC on October 18, 1899, where he died just a month after transfer.

His wife Sara died at Milford, MA on July 20, 1916.

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  • Created by: Donald Thompson
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 138131353
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Emory Forrest (27 Apr 1839–21 Nov 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138131353, citing Saint Elizabeths Hospital East Cemetery, Anacostia, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Donald Thompson (contributor 46594704) .