ays loyal to his country, he stood side by side with his brother clergymen of the town, with whom he counselled and worked.
The church right royally fulfilled her obligations to the country, and from church, Sunday-school, and congregation, her children went forth to uphold the flag.
Among the names thus enrolled we find Isaac J. Hatch, Jr., Sergeant Samuel M. Stevens, Wm. H. Bailey, Benjamin Bunker, Wm. H. S. Barker, Daniel S. Ells, David S. Hooker, Jr., Sergeant Francis A. Lander, Horatio N. Peak, Jr., Edward F. Crockett, George Thompson, and Danforth Tyler Newcomb.
The last-named, who was a member of the church and a young man of much promise, gave up his life at the battle of White Hall, N. C., December 18, 1862.
Rev. Mr. Preston's ten years of loving ministrations, patient service and generous self-sacrifice are still remembered, and today he is the dearly loved and highly honored resident ex-pastor of the flock.
In November, 1868, the Rev. J. C. Hurd of New Brunswick, c