Thursday, April 30, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Albert Gallatin Buck; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Albert Gallatin Buck (1822-1901), age 41, serving in Company D of the First Maine Heavy Artillery: payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his widowed mother in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 7 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of Albert's mother Mehitable (Vose) Buck (1800-1899), widow of Ebenezer Buck (1794-1836), who had drowned many years earlier.

Albert Gallatin Buck was born 31 December 1922 at Robbinston, Maine.  One of his siblings, his youngest brother Sgt. Ebenezer Randolph Buck (1835-1863), died in a New Bern, North Carolina, hospital in 1863.

Albert enlisted on July 24, 1862, sworn and subscribed at Bangor, Maine, on August 9, 1862; 18th Regiment.  He mustered in on August 21, 1862 and mustered out on June 27, 1865.  Another record notes that he was a sergeant in the 1st Regiment, Maine Heavy Artillery.

After the war, he farmed at Robbinston, Maine, and served in various town offices, including as town clerk and treasurer.  A sheet in the United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890 notes Albert's health problems.  He died in 1901, apparently having never married.

Albert's FindaGrave memorial notes that he is buried in the Brewer Cemetery in Robbinston, Maine. This cemetery may also be known as the Picnic Hill Cemetery, as that is the name of the cemetery on a record in Maine Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918.

If you have information on the family of Albert Gallatin Buck, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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