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Preston, Sedgwick

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/17/63, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 7/24/65, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/29/1845, Ferrisburgh, VT
Death: 10/16/1915

Burial: Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: 242
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: None

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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BURIAL:

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Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT

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Sedgwick Preston

St. Albans Daily Messenger

Oct. 21, 1915

Was a Veteran of the Civil War

Sedgwick Preston, aged 70 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday evening at his home in Ferrisburgh after a lingering illness. Mr. Preston enlisted at the American House, Vergennes, December 4, 1863, and was taken to Bristol to join his company. He was mustered into the United States service as a private in Company E. 11th Regt., Vt. Vols. He was promoted to corporal and was in every engagement from Winchester to the close of the war.

Of Co. E, Charles Porter, formerly of Ferrisburgh, now of Grinnel, Iowa, becomes, so far as known, the last surviving member of the original company.

Mr. Preston is survived by his wife and two children, William, of Monkton, and Mrs. Chester Hawkins of Ferrisburgh. Mr. Preston had been successful as a farmer, was a large apiary, and had devoted much time to purchasing furs from trappers and hunters.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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