Brackett, Richardson Elijah
Age: 20, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 4/3/63 (typhoid pneumonia)
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Birth: abt 1842, Stowe, VT
Burial: Sterling Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 14288519
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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ObituaryFROM THE 11TH REGIMENT
Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,
MR. EDITOR -- Below is a record of all the deaths that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with the disease, and the date of their death.
Richardson Brackett, Battery D., aged 20 years of typhoid -- -sent home April 2, 1863.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.
Yours &C.Lamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
W. J. Cheney
Courtesy of Deanna French
At the hospital of the 11th Vt. Regt., near Washington, Apr. 3rd Richardson R. Brackett, son of Isaac and Susan Brackett, of Stowe, aged 21 years.
" Another soldier gone, one who was held in high estimation both at home and in the army, for his Christian integrity and faithfulness. There is consolation and joy for us in the belief that he has been promoted to a higher service.
We almost hear the Master say " Well done good and faithful servant, thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 16 April 1863
Submitted by Deanna French.