Frederick A. Stubbs, Private, Company C, 30th Maine

Frederick A. Stubbs, an ancestor of Brother Paul Richard Shimp, was born to Henry and Hulda Stubbs in Benedicta Plantation, Maine on 15 November 1840.

Frederick joined the Army and served as a Private in Company C of the Maine 30th Regiment during the Civil War.

His regiment mustered in on 11 January 1864 and left Maine for New Orleans, LA, on 31 January 1864 arriving there on 16 February 1864.  The 30th Regiment was involved in the Red River Campaign; Battle of Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill and Cane River Crossing, LA; and Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign.  The regiment lost a total of 290 men: 34 were killed or died of wounds and 256 of disease.  They were the Provost Guard during the Grand Review of the Armies 23-24 May 1865. The Regiment mustered out of service on 20 August 1865 following 3 years of service.

Frederick married Permelia Scudder in 1862.  She was born 11 September 1839 and passed away 01 February 1890.  Following her death,  Frederick married Nellie Knowles,  (born 29 August 1865) on 02 May 1895.   Frederick had 15 children between both wives: 

Mable, Frederick, Walter Lincoln, Albert B., John, Wilton Irving,  Guy Lee, Permelia C.,  Earl S.,  Evelyn,  Etta,  Olive S.,  Odell,  Winnefred, and  Lois A.

Following the war, Frederick was a successful potato grower in Maine and in 1874 his potatoes were called “worthy of mention” at a town fair.

Frederick passed away on 21 June 1903 in Sherman Mills, Maine.

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