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Claghorn, Charles A.


Age: 23, credited to Wallingford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/8/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. K, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: abt 1838, Middletown Springs, VT
Death: 03/06/1902

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 44924034


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Louise M., 2/8/1904, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Green Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, VT

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Charles A. Claghorn

Rutland Daily Herald, March 10, 1902:

Wallingford - The funeral of Charles A. Claghorn was held at his late home on Main street Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.A. Belanger, pastor of the Congregational church, officiating, assisted by Rev. S.P. Perry, pastor of the Baptist church. A delegation of Roberts Grand Army post, G.A.R., of Rutland, members of Otter Creek council, Royal Arcanum, and veterans of Wallingford attended the services. The services at the cemetery were in charge of Roberts post, who used the customary ritual of the order.

Among the numerous floral tributes were a large cross from the Royal Arcanum lodge. Roberts Relief Corps of Rutland sent a star of lilies and pinks, E.D. Keyes & Co. A wreath of foliage and orchids, and Kearney Relief Corps a large bouquet of white roses. A national Union flag draped the casket. The bearers were: W.H.H. Sabin, F.H. Hoadley, C.L. Hilliard, M.V. Williams, Joseph Guertin and A.B. Wellman. The burial was in the family lot in Green Hill cemetery. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: M.F. Andrews of Marshalltown, Ia., M.A. Ives of Mechanicsville, James Strong and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Barker of Middletown, E.D. Ackley of Ludlow, D.K. Butterfield and George M. Jones of Cuttingsville, James B. Mussey and family of Rutland, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Mussey of Randolph and Mrs. H.J. Potter, jr., and Mrs. S.P. Bull of Bennington. Charles A. Claghorn was born at Middletown August 9, 1836, the son of Horace and Elvira Claghorn. In May, 1861, he enlisted with the 1st Vermont regiment for three months' service, and again in October, 1862, he entered the service at Rutland with the 12th Vermont regiment for nine months. He married Miss Louise M. Barrows May 16, 1867, who with one daughter, Mrs. Jay B. Newton of this place, survives him. He was engaged in the merchandise business in town for many years, and held several town offices at various times. He was chosen representative of the town in 1888, and was postmaster under Grover Cleveland's second administration.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.