Oscar Booth


BirthApril 1, 1848
DeathFeb. 17, 1939
CemeteryCentral City (Central City)
PostBuford (Central City)
Unit1st New Hampshire H Artillery, Co A/B

Private Oscar Booth

Company A/B, 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery

Booth was born in Newport, New Hampshire on April 1, 1848. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 26, 1864. He served nearly 10 months before being discharged on September 11, 1865.

The 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery was organized and mustered on July 22, 1863. The unit was assigned to the defense of Washington DC. In addition, the regiment was involved in the repulse of General Early’s assault on Washington DC on July 11-12, 1864.

Booth died on on February 17, 1939 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Central City Cemetery in Central City (Merrick County), Nebraska. Booth was a member of the Buford Post (#23) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Central City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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