Weston, William E.

William E. Weston Collection


Collection Overview
Title: William E. Weston Collection
Date: 1863
Creator: William E. Weston
Call Number: DAL.SMS.077
Repository: Drew Archival Library
Location: Small Collections Box 3
Quantity: 1 Folder
Language: English

Administrative Information:
Access Restricstions: No access restrictions or copyright
Acquisition Information: Acquired by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society prior to 2007
Preferred form of citation: DAL.SMS.077, William E. Weston Collection in the Drew Archival Library of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society
Finding Aid prepared by: Carolyn Ravenscroft, Jan. 2015

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of two documents and one envelope issued to William E. Weston during the Civil War. One document is a receipt for $300 given to Weston upon being drafted in the Union Army. The other document is authorizing Weston’s furlough from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, 1863. It is on Provost Marshall Office stationary for the 4th Congressional District and signed by W. G. Howe.

Biographical Sketch:

Although there was a William E. Weston living in Duxbury during the Civil War, the papers in this collection are not his. The William E. Weston who served in the Civil War was from Reading, MA and born abt. 1840. He was drafted on July 9, 1863 at the age of 23. At the time of his enlistment, he was married to Josephine Fogg Weston (d. 1913 in Medford, MA). Weston served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavarly as a teamster. The date an location of his death are unknown, but in 1891 Josephine Weston applied for an army pension as a widow.