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 Albert Williams Preston
Colonel, United States Army
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Albert W. Preston of New York.
Appointed from New York, First Sergeant, Company F, 13th New York Infantry, 13 May to 22 November 1861
First Lieutenant, 25th New York Infantry, 22 November 1861
Captain, 1 January 1862
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 22 September 1862
Captain, Volunteer Reserve Corps, 8 June 1863
Brevetted Major of Volunteers for gallant and meritorious service in the various actions on the peninsula of Virginia from Hanover Church House to Malvern Holl and also in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland
Honorably mustered out 30 September 1867
Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Cavalry, 10 September 1867
First Lieutenant, 1 March 1870
 Retired with the rank of captain 3 March 1875 and again retired with the rank of Colonel on 25 July 1876
Brevetted Captain, 10 September 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the nattle of Gaines Mill, Virginia.
Died 13 September 1883

PRESTON, ALBERT W
COL U S ARMY RET
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 09/13/1883
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S D E  SITE 1847
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PRESTON, MARY ORD W/O A W
DATE OF DEATH: 10/17/1915
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S.D W  SITE 1847
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF AW PRESTON - COLONEL USA RETD


Their son, Ord Preston, Captain, United States Army, is buried in an adjacent site.  Their grandson, Arthur Murray Preston, Commander, United States Navy, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, is also buried in an adjacent site.

Note: Mary Ord Preston was the granddaughter of James Ord, First Lieutenant, United States Army, and the daughter of E. O. C. Ord, Lieutenant General, United States Army.

AW Preston Gravesite PHOTO

AW Preston Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By M. R. Patterson


Posted: 7 October 2004 Updated: 8 August 2006