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Fairbanks, Charles

Age: 18, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/12/62, m/i 9/30/62, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, pow, Gettysburg, 7/2/63, prld 9/29/64, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 06/22/1846, Bethel, VT
Death: 02/03/1922

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 464; Sect 8 No. 111
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: Article

Great Granduncle of Grant Fairbanks, Ojai, CA

Great Granduncle of Lee Fairbanks, Portsmouth, NH

Great Granduncle of Howell Beach Fairbanks, Jr., Evansville, IN

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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.

Charles Fairbanks

Springfield Republican

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.