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Dewey, Archibald S.


Age: 50, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, USV
Service: comn QM, 1st VT CAV, 9/24/61 (11/1/61), pr CPT and AQM, USV, 11/1/62, resgd 6/30/65

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Birth: 04/27/1811, Fairfax, VT
Death: 04/10/1891

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 72
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71301878


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Archibald S. Dewey, whose death is elsewhere announced, was for many years a well known merchant in Burlington, doing business on the west side of the square, and later in the building on Church Street, now occupied in the same business by McKelley & Co.

Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War he sold out his business, and in September 1861, entered the army at the age of 50, as quartermaster of the First Vermont Cavalry regiment. He was under fire during Gen Banks retreat in the Shenandoah Valley, in the spring of 1862. In November of 1862 he was appointed assistant quartermaster of volunteers, with the rank of Captain, and was stationed in West Virginia. In 1863 he resigned and returned to Burlington. and was, for a time after the war, engaged in manufacturing and other business.

During the last 15 years, or so, he was not engaged in any active business, but retained his residence in Burlington until over a year or so ago, when he removed to Ann Arbor, Mich.

He married Lucina, daughter of the late Judge Davis Rich of Shoreham, who survives him with three sons; Prof. Davis Dewey of the Boston Institute of Technology, Prof. John Dewey of the University of Michigan, and Charles Dewey of Minneapolis, Minn.

Captain Dewey had been for more than 40 years a member of the First Church of this city. He was a man of high intelligence, varied information, independent judgement, and Christian principles He was remarkably interesting in conversation, a genial companion, a patriotic citizen, and a worthy man, and will be in kindly remembrance in this community.

The remains arrived Tuesday morning from Ann Arbor, accompanied by his son, Mr. Davis R. Dewey. Some of the friends of the family assembled at the station, and followed the hearse to the Green Mount cemetery where the interment took place at 10 o'clock. The casket was covered with the national colors in recognition of Capt. Dewey's service in the army. Rev. Dr. Hawes officiated in the burial service at the grave, and there was singing by an improvised choir consisting of Miss. Lemon, Mrs. Mary Roberts, Prof. Goodrich, Mrs. Van Tatten, and Mrs. A. R. Lemon. The bearers were, G. H. Perkins, W. L. Burnap, J. E. Goodrich, H. P. Wheeler, A. R. Lemon, and G. G. Benedict. General Wells, and several members of the First Vermont Cavalry, in which Capt. Dewey went to war in 1861, were present. Mrs. Dewey was prevented by illness from attending the funeral at Ann Arbor, and was unable to accompany her husband's remains to Burlington. She will have sincere sympathy of many friends in her sorrow and suffering.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, April 17, 1891
Courtesy of Deanna French

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