Tombstone Tuesday – Nathaniel H Shackford, Co B, 28th Mass Inf (1801-1877) (Blog 442)

This wonderful photograph of Nathaniel H Shackford’s gravestone who was buried in the Forest Hill Cemeter in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was posted on FindAGrave by Bill Bourbeau who has stated on his member page that his photos can be used for any purpose but must include proper source information.

Gravestone Nathaniel H Shackford FindAGrave
FindAGrave, photo taken by Bill Bourbeau

Nathaniel’s military record shows he enlisted in the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts, Infantry Co B in Worcester, Massachusetts on Oct 9, 1861, mustered in the military on 12/13/1861 and was discharged for disability on 1/20/1862.  We believe he lied about his age stating he was 41 when he was actually 60 years old which made it difficult to place him properly in the Shackford family tree due to the age discrepancy.

We’ve shared our research about Nathaniel who was born in Pembroke, NH, lived there till his 50s, then moved to Massachusetts.  We’ll be adding more stories of his children in future blogs.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!


Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images ( : accessed 5 June 2017), Nathaniel Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 114504532

Parkes Joanne Shackford, “: Military Monday – Headstone for Nathaniel H Shackford (1801-1877)(Blog 437),” Parkes, Joanne Shackford, SHACKFORD Family History Blog 437, 5 June 2017 ( : accessed 5 June 2017).

Copyright 2017 Joanne Shackford Parkes  (sharing a link to this post is appreciated but please do not copy this material and paste it elsewhere)


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