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Converse, Charles H.


Age: 21, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/7/63, m/i 12/7/63, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. C 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 03/30/1842, Wardsboro, VT
Death: 03/26/1915

Burial: East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 92465262


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location; widow
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

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


Great Grandfather of Sally Converse Ryan, Mesa, AZ

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East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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Windham--Charles H. Converse, 73, died in his home in Windham, March 20, after a lingering illness. He was born in Wardsboro, March 30, 1842, and married Phoebe Howe of Jamaica in Dover Oct. 24, 1861. Three children were born to them. The oldest, Francis E. died at the age of 22 months, while Mr. Converse was in the army. Two are still living, Mrs. Charles Howard, of Jamaica, and Junis O. Converse, of Windham. Besides his wife and two children, five grandchildren survive.

Mr. Converse enlisted in 1863 in Co. G., 11th Vermont Heavy Artillery, and was mustered out of service in the fall of 1865. He has been a member of the G.A.R. Post 37 years, and a member of the Farmers Grange, No. 137, South Londonderry.

He bought the the Nathan Hastings farm in West Windham in 1883, and had lived there ever since. In 1914, on Confession of Faith, he was received into the membership of the Center Congregational Church. He died confident that he was safe in the Father's care.

Funeral services were held at the house Sunday, Rev. S. L. Vincent officiating, and the body was taken to East Jamaica cemetery for burial.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, April 3, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French

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