Hiram Berry enlistment receipt, Scarborough, 1864

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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On October 19, 1861, at the age of 18, Hiram Berry enlisted as a private in the Co. C of the 12th Maine Infantry. This document acknowledges Berry's receipt of $200 for enlisting on the quota of the town of Scarborough.

Johnson Libby signed with receipt, with Horatio Hight and Freedom Milliken, who were fellow Scarborough volunteers, witnessing the signing.

After serving three years with his regiment and taking part in many Civil War battles, Berry was mustered out on March 14, 1864 at Camp Parapet, Louisiana. He re-enlisted immediately in the same company and regiment serving until he was discharged on April 18, 1866 in Savannah, Georgia.

Hiram Berry was born on August 15, 1843 in Scarborough to Ruth Berry. After the war, Berry became a carpenter and farmer. He married Edith May Storey on September 28, 1895 in Gorham. Hiram was was 53 and Edith was 21. They had 10 children and he loved growing roses. Berry died in Scarborough on January 8, 1915 and is buried in Dunstan Cemetery.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hiram Berry enlistment receipt, Scarborough, 1864
  • Creation Date: 1864-04-27
  • Subject Date: 1864-02-01
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11.02 cm x 19.15 cm
  • Local Code: 1968.51.88
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207)-885-9997

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