Richardson, Burton Clark
Age: 18, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/30/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 12/8/62; enl 11/13/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. B, 17th VT INF, pow 9/30/64, Poplar Spring Church, prld 2/28/65, m/o 7/3/65
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Birth: 02/22/1845, Cambridge, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Athol, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 139027248
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Highland Cemetery, Athol, MA
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Burton C. Richardson Dead
Was a Civil War Veteran and Formerly Carried Mail. A Native of Vermont.
Burton C. Richardson 68, a veteran of the civil was and formerly for 10 years rural carrier on route in Athol, died at his home at Athol Highlands yesterday after a long and painful illness with heart trouble and complications. Mr. Richardson had been out of health for several years, being obliged to give up the rural job. He was born in Cambridge, Vt., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin P. Richardson. He enlisted and served with credit in the 17th Vermont volunteers in the civil war and was for many years an active and valued member of Hubbard V. Smith Post of Athol. He had held many offices in the post. Mr. Richardson has resided in Athol 22 years. He leaves a widow, two daughters, Mrs. John Wood of Lake Pleasant, and Mrs. May Burnham of Athol, a grandson, Charles Burnham of Athol, and one sister, Mrs. Stedman Perham of Chola, Wash. The funeral will be at the home at 2 Monday afternoon, Rev. C. O. Eames officiating.
Source: Springfield Republican, August 9, 1913
Contributed by Bob Hackett.