Butterfield, Charles H.
Age: 19, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 3/1/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, d/dis 6/15/62
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Birth: abt 1843, Lyndon, VT
Burial: Final resting place unknown, , Unknown
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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TWO LYNDON VOLUNTEERS FALLEN
C.M. STONE, --- DEAR SIR: --- The original letters of which the following are copies, announcing the death of two Lyndon volunteers, were handed me with a request the copies be forwarded to you for publication. The deceased soldiers were about 19 years of age, enlisted together, visited home together, went to the seat of war together, and died of the same disease on the same day.
Funeral exercises at the Baptist Church next Sabbath in the afternoon. --- L.W.R.
CAMP ON FIELD, NEAR RICHMOND,VA.
JUNE 20, 1862
NORMAN BAKER, Esq, --- Sir: With feelings of regret, I have to inform you of the death of your son, Albert N. Baker, who died at the U.S. General Hospital, Md., on the 15th day of June, 1862, disease, typhoid fever---he was assigned to my company about the 3d of May, and did duty only about two weeks. His loss is severely felt by the company.
Very restfully your ob't serv't
LORENZO D. ALLEN
Capt. Co. G, 3d Vt. Vols.
3D REGT. Vt. VOLS. CAMP LINCOLN
7 MILES FROM RICHMOND, VA.
JUNE 15, 1862
MR. JOEL BUTTERFIELD, --- DEAR SIR: Official information has been received at the Adjutant's office, where I am, of the death of your son, Charles Butterfield, of typhoid fever, at Liberty Hall Hospital, Va, on June 15th. His stay with the regiment was short, but very acceptable. He gained the good will and confidence of his officers, and his loss is much regretted by them. When he first came out, being a fellow townsman, the son of an old friend, and young, I took every occasion to look after his interests, to advise and instruct him, and to make the situation as agreeable to him as possible. I gained his friendship and felt proud of him as one who would make the best of soldiers. He got the mumps in two or three days after he arrived, and never was well afterwards, although he continued to do his duty for some time, ‘till failing health compelled him to go to the hospital.
Source: The Caledonian, JULY 4, 1862
Courtesy of Deanna French.