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Carpenter, Solon B.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. F, 11th VT INF, wdd, 6/10/64, dis/wds, 12/24/64

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VITALS
Birth: 04/12/1844, Eden, VT
Death: 05/07/1907

Burial: Red Cloud Cemetery, Red Cloud, NE
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Find A Grave Contributor Susan Benson #47622040
Findagrave Memorial #: 57680472
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Widow
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career

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BURIAL:
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Gravestone

Red Cloud Cemetery, Red Cloud, NE

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Obituary

Brownington:

News has been received of the death of Solon B. Carpenter, of Inavale, Neb. Mr. Carpenter was born in Eden in 1845. When quite young he moved with his parents to Brownington. At the age of 17, he enlisted in Co. F. of the 11th Vermont Regiment, heavy artillery, serving two years. He was wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor and received a discharge.

Soon after the war he went to Nebraska, took up a government claim, and lived in that state until his death, May 7. He married Miss Martha Skinner of Barton Landing. Six children were born to them, all of whom are living: He also leaves a brother, Willis E. of Columbus, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Austin Lund of Barton Landing.

Mr. Carpenter was a kind husband and father and highly respected by those who knew him.

Orleans County Monitor, May 20, 1907

Courtesy of Deanna French.