Clarence A. Brackett – Civil War veteran
Musician Clarence A. Brackett, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Co. E; b. Nashua; age 21 res. Antrim; enl. Apr. 19, '61, for 3 mos.; not must. in; paid by State; re-enl. May 21, '61, for 3 yrs.; must. in June 5, '61, as Musician.; tr. to Co. C, July 20, '61; des. July 25, 62, Mass.
Sergt. Clarence A. Brackett, Co. E, 17th Vermont Infantry; b. Nashua; age 24; res. Antrim, cred. Barre, Vt.; enl. Mar. 25, '64, for 3 yrs.; must. in Apr. 12, '64, as Corp.; app. Sergt.; wd. and captd. Sept. 30, '64; par. Mar. 10, '65; disch. June 7, '65. P. O. ad., Chelsea, Mass.
Clarence A. Brackett was a 21-year-old resident of Antrim, N.H. when he enlisted on 5/21/61 as a Musician. On 6/3/61 he mustered into Co. E, 2nd NH Infantry. 7/20/61 transferred to Co. C. Deserted on 7/25/62. Re-enlisted on 3/25/64 as a Corporal; on 4/12/64 he mustered into Co. E, 17th Vermont Infantry. Promoted to Sgt., no date given. Listed as POW 9/30/1864 Poplar Springs Church, VA (Paroled); Wounded 9/30/1864 Poplar Springs Church, VA; Paroled 3/10/1865 (place not stated). Lived in Chelsea, MA after the war. He died in Everett, MA on 10/13/1909. He was residing at 130 Cottage Street at the time of his death. His body was sent to Antrim, N.H. for burial.
A wartime photo of a dashing-looking Brackett appears on page 162 of the book, A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, in the War of the Rebellion, by Martin Alonzo Hays, 1896. The caption beneath the photo references his desertion, stating that Brackett “had a chronic disagreement with his officers, which became so hot that he “discharged himself” after a year’s service with the 2nd New Hampshire. Apparently, he did not receive any punishment for this act.
FAMILY NO. 36 A.
From Family No. 15. Descent: Richard, James, Nathan, James*
Samuel, James, James C.
James C. Brackett was born June 27, 1815; died September 21, 1889; was overseer in mills in Nashua, N. H.; removed to Antrim.
Married Margaret D. Balch, born May 13, 1815, died January 22, 1892, daughter of Allen and wife, Hepsibah Dodge, natives of New Boston, N. H., residents of Northfield, Vt.
1. Clarence A., b. 2 Mar., 1840; a resident of Chelsea, Mass.; served during Civil War in co. E, 2nd N. H. Vol. Inf., enlisted 21 May, 1861; second term of service was in 17 Vt. Vol. Inf.; was wounded and captured at Weldon railroad and confined in prison at Salisbury, N.C. Married 28 Aug., 1873, Juliette Oliver, who d. 22 July, 1905 at the Frost Hospital in Chelsea, Ma. She was buried in Antrim, N.H. July 24, 1905. No issue.
2. Charles P., b. 9 June, 1842; never mar.; d. in June, 1906, from injuries received in an accident in Antrim.
3. Estelle O., b. 26 June, 1851; mar. 9 June, 1874, Fred L. Nay, a photo-engraver in Cambridge, Mass., b. 5 Sept., 1845, son of Samuel and wife, Nancy B. Vose, of Antrim; name formerly written McNee. Deacon Wm. McNee was one of the first settlers of Peterboro, N.H.
Juliette Oliver Brackett
unknown–1905 (m. 1873)
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