Age: 38, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, VRC, 1st US VET CORPS
Service: enl 1/20/62, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. F, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/1/63, tr to VRC 2/8/64, m/o 6/27/64; enl 3/29/65, Co. I, 7th Regt, Hancock's 1st A.C., m/o 3/29/66
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Birth: 1824, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 133263963
Alias?: Brewster, Silas
Pension?: Yes, as Sirell Bruseau, 7/8/1864, all units listed
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT, OH
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Listed as Sirel Bruseau at Dayton (OH) National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 6/6/1885 - 11/8/1887 and 1/20/1889 - 10/4/1889, page 13219; all three units listed; wife Agnes lived at 261 State Street, Albany, NY; Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
2nd Great Grandfather of Anthony Carroll, Arlington, VA
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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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Silas Brewster died last week at the Soldiers' Home in Bennington, aged 88 years. The deceased was a private in Co. F. 8th Vt. Vols. He was admitted to the Home Aug. 3, 1893, and has been cared for a greater part of the time at the hospital. He was quite badly wounded at Port Hudson in 1833 (sic), and was a noted character in the 8th Vermont. His death is No. 131.
Source: West Randolph Herald and News, May 16, 1901
Courtesy of Deanna French.