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Burnham, Edwin


Age: 20, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. H, 4th VT INF, dis/dsb 7/31/62; enl 11/23/63, m/i 12/3/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr CPL 2/27/65, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65, m/o 7/17/65

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Birth: 05/24/1844, Montpelier, VT
Death: 08/10/1913

Burial: Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
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

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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Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Edwin Burnham, for many years a resident of Cabot, died at his home Sunday, Aug. 10, aged 69, after many months of illness. Funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday afternoon, Rev F. E. Currier officiating The floral tributes were many and beautiful. His remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Cabot cemetery.

Edwin Burnham was born in East Montpelier. May 24, 1844, and was the second son of Thomas and Mandana (Wells) Burnham. In August 1861, he enlisted in Co. H. 4th regiment and served through the entire war, with the exception of a few months when he was sent home on account of typhoid fever. After his recovery he reenlisted and was promoted Corporal of Co I. In February of, 1865. He was wounded at Cedar Creek, Va. Oct. 19, 1864, by a piece of shell in his left shoulder, but remained with his regiment. He received an honorable discharge at Brattleboro, July 17th, 1865, which was at the close of the war.

September 30, 1867, he was united in marriage to Clara E. Putnam. One son came to bless this home, Albro P., now living in Barre. For some years he resided in Calais, going later to Boston, where his health became impaired, and with his family moved to Albany, Ga., hoping to regain his health, but not recovering satisfactorily benefit he afterward spent some time in California, returning to Cabot. In July 1868, he was called to part with his companion, after much extreme suffering. On July 20, 1900, he was united in marriage with Clarina Lawson. Two children came to bless this home, Leslie Freeman, who died March 13, 1907, aged five years, and Laura Frances, who has been spared as a comfort to the bereft mother.

During his illness Mr. Burnham bore suffering with patience and cheerfulness. He will be missed in his home, and in the community. He had held important town offices, being selectman three years, a trustworthy citizen, and a kind neighbor. He was a member of Morville Post, G. A. R., in which he was pas Commander and held nearly all the offices. He also belonged to the Washington County Veterans Association, and a member of Green Mountain Lodge, No. 35. F. & A.M., and a charter member of O. E. S. He leaves a wife, two children, three sisters, Charlotte of Woodbury, Mrs. S. J. Ramsden, of Palmer, Mass., Mrs. Joe Clark of Stafford, Conn., and one brother, Dudley, of this town.

Source: Barre Daily Times, August 27, 1913
Courtesy of Deanna French.

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