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Maxham, Edwin Bowin


Age: 23, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 9th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 8/31/64, m/i 10/7/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. A, 6/13/65, m/o 10/8/65

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Birth: 08/22/1839, Pomfret, VT
Death: 04/29/1917

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: 259
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/31/1880
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Edwin B. Maxham passed away at the home of James Rice, where he had been cared for a short time, on April 29. Edwin Burns Maxham was born in Pomfret, August, 1837, the son of the late Lyman and Harriet (Winslow) Maxham. His boyhood and young manhood were spent there. On October 2, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mira H. Williamson by Rev. Moses Kidder at Woodstock. When President Lincoln issued his first call for volunteers he enlisted in the 1st Vermont Regiment, for three months, then at the expiration of that enlisted in the 12th Vermont Regiment for three years, at the close of which he re-enlisted in the 9th Vermont Regiment, thus serving his country as a true soldier in the great struggle of the Civil War. At the close of the war he joined his family at South Pomfret, which was his home until January, 1890, when he came to Hartland to care for his father-in-law, Alonzo N. Williamson. His family joined him in the spring and this has been his home and since the death of his wife, January 31, 1915, he has lived alone. His military training and his chief characteristics were alertness, regularity of habits and promptness which made him one of our best farmers. A good man, a kind neighbor a familiar figure upon our streets that will be greatly missed. He is survived by three daughters Mrs. V. D. Fraser of Woodstock; Mrs. Eva L. Woodward of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. B. A. Wood of Windsor; four grandchildren, E. V. Fraser of Bridgewater; Mrs. W. M. Houghton of North Hartland; Mrs. G. A. Drew of Randolph; Ralph H. Wood of Windsor; and five great grandsons of whom he was very proud; Royal, Edwin and Murray Fraser of Bridgewater; Leo F. Houghton of North Hartland; Fraser R. Drew of Randolph; two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Beckwith of Ludlow; Mrs. A. J. White of South Pomfret. At the request of Mr. Maxham, a prayer was held at the home of James Rice, at 2:30 P. M., May 2, followed by the burial service conducted by Rev. Francis Parker, pastor of the Congregational church.

Relatives and friends sent beautiful flowers and E. V. Fraser brought two flags and the great grandson, Leo Houghton sent his first silk flag received at school, and it was placed in grandpa's hand. This the aged veteran with four of the United States soldiers doing guard duty in town as bearers and firing the last salute, was tenderly laid at rest in the village cemetery in the lot beside his wife and daughter, Belle.

Relatives called here to attend the funeral were Mrs. E. V. Fraser of Woodstock; E. V. Fraser of Bridgewater; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Houghton of North Hartland; Mrs. George A. Drew of Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Wood and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wood of Windsor; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Beckwith of Ludlow; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. White of South Pomfret; Mrs. Henry Brown of Ludlow; Mrs. Hosea Parker of Bellows Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Berkley Willamson of Hartford.

Source: Vermont Journal, May 11, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.