Orrin E. Squires was a resident of Eastford on November 11, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was wounded September 17, 1862, Antietam, Maryland and discharged for disability, October 24, 1862. He reenlisted December 7, 1863 and was mustered out December 21, 1865.
He was born about 1825 in Ashford, Connecticut to Nathan and Anna (______) Squires. Orrin E. Squires married Cordelia E. Barrows on August 5, 1849 in Ashford. He married second, Abbie _____ between 1860 and 1865. Children from his second marriage include: Frank Squires, born about 1866, Eugene Squires, born about 1868 and an unnamed male Squires born about April, 1870. After the Civil War, he moved to Mansfield and worked as a farm laborer.
On November 30, 1869, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 153,092 that was granted under certificate No. 235,522. A pension application was filed for his minor children at a later date.
Orrin E. Squires died on February 26, 1879 in Mansfield and he is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Mansfield.