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Dunton, Charles E.


Age: 25, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, m/o 6/22/64

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Birth: 1835, Victory, VT
Death: 03/11/1895

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 90080087


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/14/1864, widow Emily C., 4/1/1895, 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: None


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Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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West Concord-March 12--Charles Dunton, another veteran of the war, passed away March 11. He was wounded at Cedar Creek, and has since carried a confederate bullet in his left side, from which he suffered terribly In addition to this a cancer has afflicted him for years. He was a member of the 11th Vermont, and served under Sheridan, receiving his wound at the time Sheridan's famous ride to Winchester.

Essex County Herald, March 15, 1895

West Concord--A subscriber of the CALEDONIAN writes to correct the recent war record of the late Charles E. Dunton. He writes as follows-

"Charles E. Dunton enlisted Dec. 4, 1861, as a member of Co. C. 8th Vt. regiment; served his full period of enlistment in Louisiana, Dept. Of the Gulf. He was wounded in the neck during the terrible second assault on Port Hudson, June 14, 1863. The bullet was likely partly spent, and deflected downward, and so lodged as stated. His life since his discharge has been a service of continual suffering for his country."

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, March 29, 1895
Courtesy of Deanna French

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