Nathaniel Shackford (June 20, 1862, Oct 20, 1920). He enlisted Aug 29, 1862, served in the 12th Infantry Regiment and mustered out Jun 21, 1865. Other sources document that he fought in Chancellorsville where he was wounded May 2 & 3, 1863 and was also wounded in the arm and neck Jun 3 & 4, 1863 at Gettysburg. Nathaniel was promoted to full Major on Nov 16, 1864 and Lt Colonel on May 26, 1865. He was very active in the NH Veteran's Association. His replacement headstone was requested on Oct 26, 1921 by his grandson Ernest Ray Shackford (1884-1965). Ernest was living at 10 Martin St, Cambridge in 1961. Wonder why the headstone needed to be replaced in 1961? Hopefully I can get back to Weir, NH to see the NH Veteran's Association and learn more about Nathaniel's life during the civil war. Also what other SHACKFORDs fought in the civil war?
Roland A Shackford (Jan 26 1901, Feb 12, 1961). Roland enlisted Nov 9, 1919 and was discharged Nov 8, 1922 serving at Army Headquarters Co, 1st Inf Brigade. His headstone was requested by his son Robert Shackford three days after his death. The application states that Roland was to be buried at the Ocean View Cemetery, Wells, Maine and that Robert was living in Biddeford when his father died. Hopefully I can get to Wells to see this gravestone and learn more about the SHACKFORDs who lived in the Wells area.
Charles B Shackford (died Nov 30, 1939). The application lists Dec 1, 1939 as his death date but has been corrected to state Nov 30, 1939. The application states that Charles enlisted May 15, 1918 and was discharged Dec 5, 1918. He served in the rank of Pvt in the 26th Company, Rec Battalion 151st Dept Brig. Charles was buried in Eaton, New Hampshire. His headstone was requested by Norman G Nickerson, Adjutant, Conway NH. Charles's middle name is either Beecham or Beacham from his mother's maiden name Edith M Beacham.
These three applications included some very helpful information that helped me find out more about the SHACKFORDs and also identified some more research and possible future travel opportunities.