Age: 18, credited to Bethel, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/22/1846, Bethel, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
February 5, 1922
Brattleboro Civil War Veteran Dies
At Claremont, N.H.
Brattleboro, Feb. 4- Charles Fairbanks, 76, died this afternoon in Claremont, N.H., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.H. Foster. Mr. Fairbanks was born in Bethel, Vt., in 1846 and at the age of 16 enlisted as a sharpshooter for service in the Civil war. He was a prisoner of war for some time. He re-enlisted in a Vermont regiment, and served until the end of the war, participating in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold harbor, Petersburg and Appomattox. Mr. Fairbanks, during Cleveland's administration, was special examiner of pensions, and was reappointed by President McKinley. He was for several years, before his work for the government, employed at the factory of the Estey Organ company here. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Emma Weatherhead of Brattleboro, and two children, Mrs. Frank H. Foster of Claremont, and Charles Fairbanks of Seattle. Mr. Fairbanks was a member of Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows. The
funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at Mitchell's undertaking rooms.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.