Thursday, May 7, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Widowed Mother in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Henry H. Frost; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Henry H. Frost, age 21; then serving in Company D of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery; payments made in 1864 and 1865 on behalf of his widowed mother in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 27 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Jane Frost, age 64; widowed mother

Henry H. Frost was the son of Edward Frost  and Jane (possibly Poore) Frost of Robbinston, Maine.  His FindaGrave memorial notes his death in 1896, but I can't find a vital record stating that, nor could I find a record in Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1867-1918 for him.  If a reader has such a record, please advise.

Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865 - Henry H. Frost
  • a sailor, born in Robbinston and living there at time of enlistment; single
  • volunteered 21 July 1862 for a period of 3 years
  • sworn and subscribed at Bangor, Maine, on 19 August 1862
  • 5' 6" tall; blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion

  • age 18, single and a sailor at the time of enlistment on 21 July 1862 at Bangor, Maine
  • born in Robbinston, Maine; living in Robbinston
  • 5' 6" tall; blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion
  • left service on 30 June 1865 at Augusta, Maine - honorable discharge

According to Henry's FindaGrave memorial, which cites an article in the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine, he was taken prisoner in the Battle of Fort Stedman, on 25 March 1865, a battle which that took the lives of private James Morrellalso from Robbinston, Maine, and Lt. Joseph Whelpley of Eastport.  

The First Maine Heavy Artillery, 1861-1865: A History of Its Part and Place in the War for the Union, with an Outline of Causes of War and Its Results to Our Country, published in 1903, notes that Henry's capture and subsequent parole and notes that he was living in Bradley, Maine.  His FindaGrave memorial notes that he died in 1896; either that death year is incorrect or the compilations come from research from earlier years.

If you have information on Henry H. Frost, 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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