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|F||28th MVI||Private; draft. and must. Aug. 7, 1863||disch. for disability, Jan. 28, 1864||Shirley/Northbridge||boot treer||age 24|
|E||6th MVI (100 days)||Private; enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 18, 1864||must. out Oct. 27, 1864||Acton||brakeman||age 26|
|E||1st Batt. Ma. Cav. (26th NY Cav.)||Private; enl. Dec. 29, 1864; must. Jan. 2, 1865||must. out June 30, 1865 as Sergeant.||Holliston/Topsfield||brakeman||age 26|
|MASSCW, 1:451; 3:236; 6:563
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1:89; 1:792; 2:570
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
Manton E. Taft Post. No 162, Turner Falls, Mass. (source: A. Dean Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans Department of Massachusetts 1866 to 1947, p. 459.)
|Date||May 18, 1892|
|Burial||Dayton National Cemetery, Ohio; as "Lewis W. Mathews" (source: National Graves Registration Database (web site). Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Online at: www.suvcwdb.org.|
Lewis William Mather (Marthers) was born Oct. 13, 1838 to John and Orvilla Mather in Milford, Mass. (source: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. In: American Ancestors [online database].)
Lewis W. Mather, age 11, is recorded as an inhabitant of Holliston, Mass. in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 394/412) of John and Orville Mather (source: 1850 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Lewis W. Mather and Fannie Holbrook were married in 1859 (source: Ruther Mather, Some Descendants of Rev. Richard Mather (1596-1669). Page 96, 206. Online at: www.leggcommunications.com/The%20Mather%20Family/Mather.pdf).
Lewis W. Mather, age 21, a boot treer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Milford, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 2/4) of Orbilla Mather, age 60; also in household was Fanny Mather, age 20 (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
A daughter, Ida Frances Mather, was born April 20th 1863 in Worcester. Her Mother, Fannie Mather, born in Keene, N.H., was a resident of Shirley, and her father, Lewis, born in Holliston, was a soldier (source: Shirley register of births, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)
A son, Lewis Henry Mather, was born to Lewis W. Mather (soldier, born Holliston) and Frances Holbrook Mather (born, Keene, N.H.) on May 20, 1865, in Holliston, Mass. (source: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)
Lewis W. Mathers, of Co. F, 28th Mass. Inf., is recorded as a resident of the National Military Home in Montgomery, Ohio in the 1890 veterans census. His dates of service in this record are given as May 15, 1862 to Jan. 1, 1864 (source: 1890 Veterans Schedules. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
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