Lambert, Theodore Jr.
Age: 21, credited to Highgate, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/4/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 5th VT INF, reen 2/5/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/65 (Lombard in Revised Roster)
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Birth: 1840, Highgate, VT
Burial: Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46180041
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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North Adams Transcript
Nov. 15, 1930
OLDEST MEMBER OF
LOCAL G.A.R. DEAD
Theodore Lambert Twice
Wounded in the Civil War
One of 12 Members of
Family to Serve, Five
Being in the Same Com-
Theodore Lambert, 90, twice wounded Civil war veteran, oldest member of C.D. Sanford post, G.A.R., of this city, one of 12 members of his family to serve in the Civil war, five in the same company, died on Thursday night in the home of a son, Henry T. Lambert of West Boylston and the body was brought here last evening for burial in the family lot in Southview cemetery this morning. The body was taken to the funeral parlors of L.L. SanSoucie where many called to pay their respects.
Mr. Lambert was a native of Highgate, Vt., and when the Civil war broke out, he, his father, three brothers and seven other relatives enlisted in the Union army. All members of his immediate family became members of Company C, 5th Vermont Infantry. He served for 46 months. He was wounded in a skirmish when he was shot in the calf of one leg and in the battle of Antietam had the middle finger of his right hand shot off.
For 35 years he was a resident of this city where he was well and favorably known among people of all classes and he had made frequent visits to this city since he left 19 years ago. He resided in Pittsfield and later in Worcester, going from there to West Boylston.
Many years ago when members of C.D. Sanford post, G.A.R., conducted military funerals for its deceased members, Mr. Lambert was a member of the firing squad of the post and accompanied many of his former comrades to their last resting places.
He was a kindly and sympathetic man and devoted to his wife and family. Mrs. Lambert died a little over two years ago and was buried here. Mr. Lambert often expressed a wish that he might be buried in Southview in a spot of his choosing. His wish was carried out.
For the past three years he had been nearly blind. Nevertheless he kept up an active interest in general affairs and never forgot North Adams or his friends here.
He leaves five sons, William B., and Abraham J. Lambert of this city, Frank R. Lambert of Worcester and Charles H. and Henry T. Lambert of West Boylston, two brothers, Joseph Lambert of Highgate, Vt., and Henry Lambert of Springfield, Vt., as well as a sister, Julia of Enosburg Falls, Vt.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.