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Earle, Albert Selden
Age: 17, credited to Chester, VT; Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 7th VT INF, USN
Service: enl 9/24/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, m/o 12/25/62; enl, Cleveland, 7/11/63, USN, disch 2nd Qr. 64; Vessels: Cairo, General Pillow, Memphis; enl 2/24/65, m/i 2/14/65, Pvt, Co. G, 7th VT INF, dsrtd 8/2/65, Clarksville, TX
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Birth: 12/01/1844, Chester, VT
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 22475600
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father William W., 7/1/1887, VT
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: Twin of Alfred Snell Earle
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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
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Fatal Accident. -- Killed, at the railroad bridge next south of Gassett's, on the 10th inst., Albert S. Earle, 24.
Mr. Earle was brakeman on the train which left Gassett's about half-past one a.m. Five or ten minutes later he was found in the bridge dreadfully mangled and already dead. He leaves a wife and a little girl. A correspondent at Chester writes the above, and asks us: "Will you not advocate a law, requiring all railroad bridges to be unroofed or raised six feet above the highest freight cars? It seems to me we can't afford to sacrifice many more lives to these low bridges. Life is insecure enough at the best."
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, 23 Apr 1869.
Transcribed by Deanna French