Person:Emery Wardwell (1)

Emery Schuyler Wardwell
b.5 MAY 1834 Maine
d.11 FEB 1897 Maine
Facts and Events
Name Emery Schuyler Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 MAY 1834 Maine
Other 4 DEC 1860 Penobscot, Hancock, MEMarriage Intention
with Roxanna Hatch
Marriage 15 DEC 1860 Surry, Hancock, MEto Roxanna Hatch
Death[2] 11 FEB 1897 Maine
Occupation? House Joiner in 1860, Retail Grocer in 1870, School Teacher in 1880 & Newspaper Editor
Burial? Silver Lake Cemetery, Bucksport, ME

Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class (1863) Enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 21 August 1862 at the age of 27 Commission in Company G, 18th Infantry Regiment Maine on 21 August 1862 Transferred on 19 December 1862 Commission in Company G, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Maine on 19 December 1862 Was dismissed on 11 July 1864 -Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine. (MERoster) Published in 1861-1866 by Stevens & Sayward

Filed for Civil War Pension as "invalid" in 1865. Widowed filed for pension on 19 February 1897.

Living in Bucksport at 1860 with parents, real estate valued at $300. In Bucksport at 1870 Census with personal estate valued at $700. Living in Bucksport at 1880 Census. In Bangor at 1890 Veteran's Census. Editor of "Bucksport Clipper" 1835-1897.

Justice of the Peace in Bucksport in 1883.

"At the close of the business meeting (First Maine Heavy Artillery Reunion), Lieut. E.S. Wardwell of Co. G. asked for the privilege of saying a few words. He rapidly told them how he had been dismissed from the service in July, 1864, and that he had found a very important witness in his case in the person of Dr. Lincoln; in fact, the most important witness, and he called upon him to vindicate his honor before the boys. Dr. Lincoln arose and testified that from his personal knowledge of Lieut. Wardwell's case he knew a great piece of injustice had been done. He was not called upon to testify in the case on the field, much to his surprise. He consider himself the most important witness. He was glad to say that Lieut. Wardwell was a most efficient and brave officer. Col. Z.A. Smith then arose and in a most impressive manner said he knew all about the case, he had a great deal of correspondence on the case, and knew more than any other person living, and he considered that a most gross injustice had been done to Lt. Wardwell, and he wished to testify to his efficiency and bravery. Lt. Morgan and others spoke in behalf of the Lieutenant and aroused great enthusiasm. Lieutenant Wardwell ought to feel that whatever his discharge may say the boys have a good opinion of him and he has many strong friends - men of strength." Bangor Daily Whig and Courier 25 August 1886

"The latest thing in the newspaper line will be published next Thursday and will hail from here under the name of the Bucksport Clipper. Mr. Schuyler Wardwell is to be the editor and Mr. Smith, Jr., of the firm of Smith & Son, Bangor, will be the publisher. It is to be a weekly sheet and will of course be devoted largely to Bucksport interests. Mr. Wardwell is an old resident of this town and is a capable and efficent gentleman. Meanwhile, the Whig and Courier will find its usual welcome in the homes of Bucksport." -Bangor Whig & Courier 03 November 1885

Listed in 1895 Bangor Directory, living at 4 Johnson.

References
  1. Eliakim Wardwell of York, Maine With an Informal Collection of His Descendants through the 7th Generation, Majorie Wardwell Otten 2002.
  2. Bangor & Brewer, Maine City Directory 1897.