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Buswell, Albert

Age: 32, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF,12th ME INF
Service: enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. D, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65, later CPT and SURG in 12th ME INF [College: NU 47, CMS 51]

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Birth: 1832, Hartland, VT
Death: 03/11/1883

Burial: Village Cemetery, Buckfield, ME
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 160733308
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: NU 47, CMS 51
Veterans Home?: ME
(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: Died at Soldiers Home in Togus, ME

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(Norwich University History)



Albert Buswell, son of Sylvanus and Chloe (Evans) Buswell, was born in Hartland, Vt., August 15, 1821, and died in Togus, Me., March 11, 1883. He attended the schools of his town, a select school and the New England Seminary, Windsor, Vt., conducted by Gen. A. Jackman, '36, and Josiah Sweet, '37. He entered the University in June, 1844, and graduated A. B. in 1847. He taught in the Canaan, N. H., Academy, 1847-48.

He studied medicine with Dr. Mitchell M. Davis, "N. U.'' '39, in Norwich, Vt., 1848-49; attended a private course of lectures given by Dr. Rush Palmer in Woodstock, in the winter of 1850; graduated M. D. from the Castleton Vt., Medical College in November, 1851; graduated from the Pennsylvania Homeopathic Medical College, Philadelphia, in February, 1869. He practiced his profession, Strafford, Vt., 1852-60; Norwich, Vt., 1860-61; Lowell, Mass., 1866-68; 1869 until 1881, when he was stricken with paralysis of which he died in 1883.

He enlisted as a private in Co. D, 8th Vermont Volunteers, January 4, 1864, was detailed as assistant surgeon of the 12th Maine Volunteers; was mustered out of service, June 28, 1865. He was an excellent student, excelling in mathematics. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and the K. P. Fraternities.

He was twice married: first, about 1853 in Woodstock, Vt., to Florinda Brewster of Woodstock, who died in 1854; no children. He was married the second time, March 15, 1857 to Lucia Mclntire Carpenter of Norwich, Vt., who died August 11, 1886. Three children were born to them: Albert Russell, born April 21, 1858, died March 20, 1863; Emogene Wight, born November 13, 1860, died unmarried, August 30, 1865; Inez Alberta, born June 11, 1874, married Stephen Spaulding, resides in North Buckfield, Me.

William Arba Ellis, Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, (The Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vt, 1911), 2:409-410.