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Age: 45, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, tr to Co. B, 10/12/61, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 9/13/62, dis/dsb 12/5/62
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Birth: 07/04/1811, Whitingham, VT
Burial: Restland Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 124376526
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/2/1863
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Restland Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
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Almost a Conflagration. -- Last week Friday morning the residence of Robert Burrington, the old soldier who lives alone in the patriotic town of Whitingham, came very near being consumed. The old man, nothing daunted when he found his house on fire, seized an axe, chopped through a partition, and began to throw water, but without avail, the flames having spread over quite a space between the plastering and chamber floor. Just at this time, a neighbor happened along, and with his assistance, the fire was got under. the property is insured in the Farmers' Mutual, of Montpelier.
Source: Argus and Patriot, 16 Mar 1871
Post Reynolds, G.A.R., at their regular communications on Saturday evening last, passed the following resolution of respect, to the memory of their venerable comrade, Robert Harringon:
The Vermont Gazette, The Vermont Gazette (Bennington, Vermont) on March 15 1873: "Resolved. That the members of Reynolds Post, G.A.R. deeply feel the great affliction which has visited them by the removal of their oldest and most esteemed comrade, Robert Burrington. His patriotism was an expression of his desire to promote the happiness of his fellow-men. He loved justice, and therefore of course, loved liberty and equality for every man. The controlling characteristic of his life was benevolence, and for this and for his early and courageous patriotism in behalf of his country. We to-night, inscribe his name in bright letters on the scroll of America's patriot dead.
Source: The Vermont Gazette (Bennington), 15 Mar 1873
Courtesy of Deb Light.