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Brush, Salmon Mortimer


Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/13/64, m/i 8/13/64, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65

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Birth: 05/29/1846, Cambridge, VT
Death: 07/02/1927

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: 104
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 164970833


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/5/1890, VT; widow Emma W., 8/3/1927, VT
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
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)

Remarks: None


Grandfather of Sherrill Brush Russell, Kansas City, MO

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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Salmon M. Brush

Morrisville Messenger: July 26, 1927


The funeral for Salmon Mortimer Brush, who died Saturday evening from the effects of a shock about a week ago at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. K. Willey in Schenectady, N.Y., was held recently at the Community Church. Mr. and Mrs. Brush were passing the summer with their daughter. Mr. Brush was 81 years of age last May. He was born in Cambridge, and passed his early life there, coming to Stowe in the early '70, s, where for many years he has been a successful farmer on "Brush Hill", which was named for him. On Dec.29, 1870, he married Emma Straw at the home of the brides grand-father, Peter C. Lovejoy, by the Rev. B. F. Perkins, pastor of the Congrgational church in Stowe.

Mr. Brush enlisted in the First Vermont Cavalry August 16, 1864, and was discharged June 21, 1865. He was in engagements at Winchester, Cedar Creek, and Tom's Run, in the Shenandoah Valley, serving under General Sheridan, and in other places. At the time of Lee's surrender he had been detailed to care for the wounded at a hospital. Mr. Brush was a member of Warner Lodge, F. & A.M. of Cambridge, but attended the local lodge. He was a repected and honored citizen. He was quartermaster in H. H. Smith Post, G.A.R., and an honorary member of Donald McMahon Post, American Legion. He attended the the Stowe Congregational Church, and the Community Church since its organization.

He leaves his wife, three daughters and one son: Mrs. A.C. Morrill of Stowe, Mrs. A.K. Willey of Schenectady, N.Y., Harold Brush of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. W. Nye of Rome, N.Y., and several grandchildren. The oldest son, George E. Brush died April 29, 1920.

Submitted by: Deanna French.