Carpenter, Frederick E.
Age: 20, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 7/2/61, m/i 7/16/61, MSCN, 3rd VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62; enl 7/13/63, VRC, m/o 11/10/65
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Birth: 06/07/1841, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/13/1870; widow Kathleen L., 7/1/1897, NH
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Frederick E. Carpenter
St. Johnsbury Caledonian
March 8, 1894
Frederic E. Carpenter died on Sunday morning, March 4th. Deceased was born in Chelsea, Vt., June 7th, 1841; removed to St. Johnsbury at an early age. At the outbreak of the rebellion he enlisted in the 3d Regt. Vt. Vols., July 16th, 1861,and served in the regiment band, until it was mustered out of service Aug. 9th, 1862. He was with the Third regiment in the action at Lee's Mills and the seven days Peninsular campaign of the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. He re-enlisted in the veteran reserve corps July 13th, 1863; was appointed quartermaster sergeant and served until the close of the war, being mustered out Nov. 10, 1865. Returning to St. Johnsbury he resumed his work as an employee of the Fairbanks scale manufactory, where he remained until his death. He was married July 30th,1863 to Kathleen L. Stoddard, daughter of the late J. D. Stoddard, Esq., May 2d, 1875, he united with the North church, of which he remained a faithful and consistent member.
To this brief record of his life, one who has known him long and well wishes to add a few words as to what he was. We were associated together in many ways in the years before the war. We were comrades in army life, and have been fellow workers together for many years. I have been a frequent visitor at the house and a witness of the particularly happy family life. I have seen the peculiarly pleasant relations which have always existed between him and "the two sons which God had given him," and I have known the kind and tender interest which has followed them in later years when they were no longer members of the household. Following a laborious occupation which made large demands on his physical energies, and always, "diligent in business," yet he found time for much careful reading and thinking. Few men were better informed of the events of the day or followed them with more intelligent interest. Faithful and diligent as a workman, a sincere friend, a kind husband and father, a consistent Christian, he was a good citizen, an honest man.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Frank Appleton officiating. Chamberlain post attended in a body.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau