MARCELLUS CAULKINS, VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR, MUSTERED OUT Marcellus Caulkins, 79, Civil War veteran and for many years a silverware merchant covering Brockton and Cape towns, died at his home, 192 Warren Avenue, Saturday evening, after a long illness. Mr. Caulkins was on of the best-known members of the Fletcher Webster Post 13, Grand Army of the Republic and for many years was actively affiliated with Paul Revere Lodge, A.F. and A.M., and Sautucket Royal Arch Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie E. Caulkins, a son William S. of Pawtucket, R.I., and a daughter. Mrs. Charles E. Bingham of Stonington, Conn. He also leaves a sister. Mrs. John H. Smith of Maple Avenue, this city. About five years ago, Comrade Caulkins received a severe fall which fractured both of his shoulders and left him in a weakened condition. He never fully recovered. He was born Feb. 24, 1844, in West Bridgewater, Mass., and enlisted with the Union Forces in New York City. He was mustered into service as a musician with Company D, 71st Regiment, New York Volunteers, May 1, 1861. Activities on the lower Potomac by his regiment found major service for Comrade Caulkins. By reason of disability he was discharged at Camp Hall, Maryland, March 11, 1862. He reenlisted in New York, Feb. 27, 1864 as a private in Company I, 15th New York Heavy Artillery. He participated in the battles of the Wilderness from May 5 to 12, 1864, and was wounded at Spotsylvania, the wound to his left foot proving serious for reason of exposure. Hee was honorably discharged from the army May 15, 1865, at Fort Columbus (Governor's Island) Boston Harbor. Comrade Caulkins was a regular attendant at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 at the Sampson Funeral Chapel. Rev. Edward E. Wells, pastor of the Central church will officiate and soprano solos will be given by Mrs. Hulda Lundberg Underdown. Interment will be in Melrose Cemetery.
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