Durkee, Joseph Chamberlin
Age: 23, credited to Craftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/16/62, m/i 9/1/62, 1SGT, Co. F, 11th VT INF, red to SGT 10/21/62, d/dis 3/20/63, Regtl. Hosp., Washington, DC (diphtheria)
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Birth: abt 1839, Albany, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Albany, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 71707248
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Mary s., 8/18/1888, VT, not approved
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Joseph C. Durkee
St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 3, 1863
Two more sons of Orleans have fallen in defence of their country - Joseph Durkee of Albany and Dustin D. Whitney of Craftsbury, both members of Co. F, 11th regiment, died last week. Their bodies were brought home for interment.
Vermont Journal, April 11, 1863
In hospital near Washington, March 20th, of diptheria, Joseph C. Durkee, only son of Dea. Horace Durkee, of Albany, aged 23, - Orderly Sergeant in the 11th Regiment.
Courtesy of Denis & Karen Jaquish.
From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Joseph C. Durkee, Sergt. Battery F, aged 23 years, of diptheria -- sent home March 20th, 1863.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French