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Graham, David Lewis
Age: 40, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. k, 16th VT INF, 10/1/62 (10/12/62), resgd 3/12/63

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Birth: 04/25/1822, Weston, VT
Death: 03/18/1863

Burial: Middletown Cemetery, Andover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 123694069
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

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Middletown Cemetery, Andover, VT

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A very lamentable affair occurred yesterday in this city, being the death and robbery of Lieut. Lewis Graham of Springfield, Vermont, late of Company K., 16th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers.

It seems that on Wednesday, Lieut Graham resigned, on account of rheumatism, and was honorably discharged by General Heintzelman, and received his pay. On that night, he retired to a boarding house, but at 2 0'clock in the morning his room-mate testifies that he was awakened by the falling of somebody upon the floor, and he found it to be Graham, with his throat cut by a pen-knife. Medical assistance was obtained after a great delay, several surgeons refusing to come!-- But the wound was sewed up ultimately. Though in vain, --- Graham died at six o'clock, or four hours after the wound. One of the surgeons testified that his life might have been saved, has assistance been rendered in time. Inasmuch as the deceased did not by word or sign indicate foul play, the inference is said that that he inflicted the wound himself, doubtless in a moment of aberration. The sum of $684 was found in his clothing, and this money was counted by a policeman, and locked up in Graham's valise, but was subsequently stolen.

A man calling himself McNaughton, who was professed to be a newspaper reporter, was left in the room by the police, and as he has disappeared, it is believed he took the money.

Some persons doubt whether Graham was not murdered. The city is over-run by robbers and murderers; and not withstanding a double police, civil and military, murder, robbery, arson ans swindling in every conceivable shape are frequent occurrence.

This week has given us a citizen robbed of $5, 000, another of $1, 200, another of $500, A General of $1, 900, and Lieut Graham of $684, saying nothing of smaller affairs---

Washington Correspondence of Walton's Daily.

The Caledonian, April 3, 1863

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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