Age: 0, credited to Benson, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF, 41st USCI
Service: RCRT, enl 8/22/64 for Co. A, 54th MA INF, but assigned to Co. F, 41st USCT, tr to Co. B 9/30/65, m/o 12/10/65, Brownsville, TX
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Birth: abt 1840, Maryland
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: David & Gayle French
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/9/1885, plus date of death
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)
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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
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Sylvester Hawkins who died in Castleton Aug. 16, was a native of the South and at one time was a slave. He was a veteran of the Civil war. His age was 82 years.
Barre Daily Times, August 20, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.