Source: Grace Limeburner, Angie R. Baldwin, Abbie L. Tapley, et al., Traditions and Records of Brooksville, Maine [Ancestry.com] ([Auburn, Me., Printed by Merrill & Webber Company, 1936).
Some forenames and surnames have been switched to facilitate searching.
[p. 109]MEN OF BROOKSVILLE IN THE WARSIt is regretted that this article on Brooksville Men in the Wars is so brief, when there is so much that could be written about it. It is hoped that later a much more complete article may be printed.
In the War of the Revolution the following men served:
Thomas Wasson is listed as a Fifer.
Samuel Wasson as a drummer.
John Wasson as a musician.
Noah Norton was a Corporal in Capt. Benj. Smith's Company, Mass.
Thomas Stevens was a Major in Col. Jackson's Mass. Regiment. He fought under Washington at the Battle of the Brandywine, in command of the Artillery.
James B. Ames
John Billings Jr.
In the War of 1812 we find the following names listed for
Joshua FosterBROOKSVILLE ARMY LIST IN CIVIL WARSimeon E. Allen, Private in 1st Heavy Artillery, Died July 1864.
John Austin, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 17, 1863.
Adoniram Billings, Corporal in 13th Maine, Died 1862.[p. 110]David F. Billings, Private in 2nd Maine, Dropped from rolls 1862.
John S. Blake, Private in 1st Cavalry, Promoted to Corporal.
Wilson Blake, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
George W. Blodgett, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Alfred Condon, Private in 16th Maine, Discharged June 21, 1865.
Sylvester Condon, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Erastus Cousins, Enlisted in 19th Mass. Regiment.
Harlan P. Dodge, Enlisted in an Illinois Regiment.
Andrew L. Emerton, Private in 4th Maine, Transferred to 19th Maine.
George L. Farnham, Musician in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Otis L. Farnham, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out 1865.
Edmund B. Gray, Private in Mounted Artillery, Mustered out 1865.
Francis Gray, Private in 1st Cavalry, Discharged in 1865.
Otis Gray, Private in 2nd Cavalry, Transferred to Navy.
Thomas Gray, Private in 2nd Cavalry, Transferred to Navy.
Pearl S. Gott, Enlisted in 15th Mass. Regiment.
James Green, Private in 26th Cavalry, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Bentley Grindle, Private in 2nd Cavalry, Mustered out June 1863.
Emery M. Grindle, Private in 26th Cavalry, Mustered out Aug. 1863.[p. 111]Frank L. Grindle, Private in 2nd Cavalry, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Joseph Grindle, Private in 20th Cavalry, Discharged Dec. 1864.
Kenney S. Grindle, Private in 1st Heavy Artillery, Transferred to Navy.
Mark H. Grindle, Corporal in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Samuel A. Holland, Private in Coast Guard, Mustered out.
Albert Howard, Private in 1st Cavalry, Died Sept. 1864.
Hollis Howard, Private in 1st Cavalry, Died in Rebel prison.
George V. Mills, Private in 2nd Maine, Discharged in July, 1865.
Eben F. Perkins, Private in 2nd Maine, Killed July 21, 1861.
John D. Perkins, Private in 2nd Maine, Mustered out June 9, 1863.
Cyrus Roberts, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
William M. Smith, Private in 2nd Maine, Mustered out June 4, 1863.
Chas. E. Snow, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.
Benj. W. Tapley, Private in 26th Maine, Transferred to Navy.
James B. Tibbetts, Private in 26th Maine, Died May 24, 1863.
John Walker, Private in 11th Maine, Discharged in 1865.
David B. Webber, Private in 2nd Maine, Killed at Grovetown, 1862.
Chas. E. Wescott, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Dec. 1865.
John M. Wessel, Private in 26th Maine, Mustered out Aug. 1863.[p. 112]John Williams, Private in 16th Maine, Recorded as a deserter 1863.
Nathaniel A. Hawes, Private D. C. Cavalry Co. G.
George A. Steele, Fourth Maine Co. H., Prisoner at Gettysburg, escaped, was disabled in 1864.From the Adjutant General’s Report 1865Rufus P. Douglass
Thirty-eighth Sub-District, Brooksville.
Drafted Oct. 21, 1864.
Drafted, reported and actually held to service:
Rufus B. Bickford
Jeremiah F. Grindle
A. K. P. Blodgett
Emery M. GrindleDrafted, Reported and furnished Substitutes:
Name of PrincipalJames S. Douglass
John P. Stover
Sylvester Condon 2nd
Martin V. Gray
George O. Grindle
John W. Jones
Charles A. Gott
James H. Orcutt
Joseph G. Walker
Andrew J. Jones
Samuel P. Grindle
Geo. M. Snow
Name of SubstituteDavid M. Palmer
John P. Stanton
Isaac P. March
In the Spanish War we find no Brooksville names recorded on the State records. Clarence Condon, an officer in the service during the war, was born in Brooksville and spent his childhood here. He is the son of Melvin Condon.List of Men in Military Service in 1917-1919.James B. Appleby, Overseas.
Allen Arey, Overseas.
Albert J. Austin, Nogales, Arizona.
B. Leon Austin, Overseas.
James T. Babbidge, Camp Devens.
Seth Blodgett, Miami, Florida.
William T. Blodgett, Camp Devens.
Morris Chatto, R. O. T. C. University of Maine.
Wendell Chatto, Navy.
Chas. A. Cousins, Overseas.
Lowell J. Cousins, Overseas.
Harold R. Dow, Overseas.
Chas. P. Dodge, Overseas.
Merrill A. Farrow, Zanesville, Ohio.
Augustus E. Gray, Overseas.
Brainard A. Gray
Harold E. Gray
Levi J. Gray, Overseas.
Clifton N. Grindle, Camp.
Girarde F. Hawes, Navy.
Herman Hunnewell, Overseas.
Arthur E. Howard, Overseas.
Fernald Howard, Killed in action.
Everett Howard, Overseas.
Irving L. Howard, Overseas.
Benj. S. Jones, Overseas.
John G. Ladd, Died at Camp Devens.
Levi K. Ladd, Infantry.
Robert Lord, Coast Patrol.
Russell Lord, Overseas Y. M. C. A.
Millard Robertson, Overseas.
Walter A. Sanborn[p. 114]Harry E. Sawyer, Overseas.
Cecil G. Seger, Discharged on account of illness.
Vernon M. Segar, Overseas.
Ralph A. Varnum, Camp.
Loring Young, Overseas.
Harry G. Young, Overseas.
Miss Prudence E. Grindle, R. N., Overseas.