Albert Lincoln

Albert Lincoln was a resident of Mansfield on August 9, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered out July 7, 1863 in Hartford, Connecticut.

The descriptive muster roll of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 43.  No occupation is recorded.  He is described as 5’ 11 ½” tall with a light complexion and blue eyes and grey hair.  His marital status is married. 

He was born about 1820 in Mansfield, Connecticut; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 40 year old mechanic and head of household. Albert Lincoln married Rebecca _______ between 1840 and 1850. Children include: George Andrew Lincoln, born about 1845.  Rebecca died January 29, 1875 and he married Julia Maria _____ before 1880. After his Civil War service, he was a blacksmith and a farmer. In the 1870 U.S. census, he was living in Andover but had moved to Coventry by 1880.

On October 7, 1872, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 178,518 that was granted under certificate No. 132,710. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, he was receiving $6 per month for chronic rheumatism.  His widow applied for a pension on March 7, 1885.

Albert Lincoln died on January 11, 1885 and is buried at the North Windham Cemetery in Windham, Connecticut.