Boyden, Samuel B.
Age: 24, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/25/64, m/i 8/25/64, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 01/13/1838, Guilford, VT
Burial: Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 141478031
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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LEFT SICK BED TO KILL SELF
Samuel B. Boyden of Guilford, Aged Nearly 90, Was Ill With Pneumonia
FIRED A BULLET INTO HIS HEAD
He Was a Retired Farmer and a Civil War Veteran
Brattleboro, Oct. 16. – After arising from his bed, where he had been ill with pneumonia, Samuel B. Boyden of Guilford, who was nearly 90 years of age, went quietly out of his house late yesterday afternoon and behind the woodshed he fired a bullet into the side of his head. The bullet lodged at the base of the brain and caused instant death. The weapon, which Mr. Boyden had kept in a box in his bedroom, was rusty and of the English bulldog type. Mr. Boyden, who had gone out for a brief stay, left a relative at the house, and when the relative went to Mr. Boyden’s room he was gone.
He leaves a wife and four grown-up children. He recently sold his farm, reserving the right to live there until the end of his days, as he was born on the place. He was a retired farmer and a Civil war veteran.
Source: Barre Daily Times, Oct. 16, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.