Albert Howard Edgerton, son of Samuel M. and Eliza Hooker (Shumway) Edgerton.
Georgiana L. Anderson, daughter of Charles and Sarah V. Anderson.
Albert H. Edgerton, “a machinist, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, aged 20” enlisted on July 9, 1864 as a private in the G Company, 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Albert's elder brother, Henry, had previously enlisted and served in the C Company (21st Mass. Reg.). The 42nd Regiment was active in only one battle, at Alexandria, Virginia on August 27, 1864. Albert Edgerton was mustered out on November 11, 1864. He died July 29, 1910. (see Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War)
The household of Albert H. Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 576; dwelling #217; family #238; enum. June 15-16, 1880), as follows:
The household of Albert H. Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of Sturbridge Town, Worcester County, Massachusetts (pg. 146; dwelling #351; family #413; enum. June 27, 1900), as follows:
According to the above record, Georgiana was the mother of one child, who was still living. [This was the “Chas. A. Edgerton”, whose household was enumerated next on the census roll.] Albert’s occupation was listed as “machinist auger shop”.
Albert H. Edgerton applied for a Civil War Pension (an invalid claim) on Sept. 24, 1890. The application, filed from Massachusetts, cited Albert’s service in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. The representing attorney was H. H. Dudley. Albert’s widow, “Georgianna L. Edgerton”, applied for a widow’'s pension on August 15, 1910; she was then residing in Massachusetts. The representing attorney was again listed as H. H. Dudley. (see National Archives Pension Applications; Application #938957, Certificate #669998; and Application #947474, Certificate #710816)
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