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Davenport, David B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 39, credited to Roxbury, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, 10/4/61 (10/15/61), wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62 (flesh wound, thigh), d/dis 9/20/62, Alexandria, Va.

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1820, Chelsea, VT
Death: 09/20/1862

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 79954853

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah E., 12/4/1862, minor child 2/27/1868
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: son Henry, Musician

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of David Alexander, Brookfield, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT

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Photo

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Article

H. D. Davenport, probably the youngest person to enlist during the Civil war, was born Oct. 6, 1850, in Eden, Vt. His father, Capt.David B. Davenport enlisted from Roxbury Aug. 14, 1861. He took his son to Governor Fairbanks at St. Johnsbury, and had him play the snare drum before the governor. The performance greatly pleased Governor Fairbanks, who patted young Davenport on the shoulder and said, "You can go too; you can beat them all." Then the boy duly enlisted as musician of Co. H, 6th Vt., his father's company, and he served until hs was discharged in November, 1862. The father was wounded in the battle of Lee's Mills in April 1862, and died from the result of the wound six weeks later. His death occurred at the Jackson House in Alexanderia, Va., being the same house in which ColonelEllsworth was shot. the sone was withhis father at the time of his death, and soon rejoined his regiment. Thenhis mother sent for him and he was discharged.

Source: Bethel Courier, November 2, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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