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Cameron, Sylvester


Age: 25, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/22/62, PVT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, pr CPL 9/23/64, pr SGT 11/1/64, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 10/05/1835, Duxbury, VT
Death: 10/17/1913

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/loctaion
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


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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Sylvester Cameron, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Montpelier Friday, aged 72 years. He served in Company F, 6th Vermont.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Oct. 23, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



Sylvester Cameron, a veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the Washington County Veterans Association, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander Coburn, 8 Orange Street, last evening at 6:40 o'clock, death following a paralytic shock which he suffered in July, 1912, which was preceded by a similar attack in the previous June.

He leaves his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Coburn, and Mrs. Merrill Williams, of North Craftsbury. Four brothers and a sister survive, as follows; Cornelius Cameron, of Hudson, Mass., J. C. Cameron, of Rutherford, N. J., and S. K. Cameron, and A. M. Cameron, of Calais, and Mrs. Sarah Darling, of Morrisville. He leaves two grandchildren; Miss. Maude E. Coburn, and John Cameron Coburn, both of Barre.

Mr. Coburn was born in Duxbury, October 5, 1835. Much of his boyhood was spent in his native town, and April 21, 1859, he was married to Helen S. Warren, of Worcester.

Three years later he enlisted from Washington County in the Sixth Vermont volunteers, Company F., a regiment which was recruited by Governor Fairbanks at the urgent request of Secretary of War Stanton. Mr. Cameron served three years with his regiment and followed the colors through the battle of, Cold Harbor, Antietam, Cedar Creek, Spotsylvania Courthouse, and Gettysburg. His regiment was in the thick of the Wilderness campaign. He was mustered into service August 15. 1862, and received his honorable discharge at the close of the war, after three years of service, during a part of which he was connected with the regimental transportation department.

In 1881 Mr. Cameron came to Barre to reside. With his wife, he lived many years with Mrs. Coburn. By occupation, he was a farmer, although he had attained proficiency in other trades while in Barre.

Funeral services will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev J. B. Reardon officiating, assisted by Rev. W. J. M. Beattie. The interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS--We wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends and neighbors who gave so generously of their sympathy and assistance during our recent bereavement; also for the beautiful floral tributes.

Mrs. Sylvester Cameron
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Coburn and family.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Oct. 18, 1913
Courtesy of Deanna French

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