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Sherman, George C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Alburgh, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/18/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. K, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 2/22/65, m/o 7/4/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Alburgh, VT
Death: 10/26/1935

Burial: Island Hill Cemetery, Buskirk, NY
Marker/Plot: Lot L Plot #40
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 40412834

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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Island Hill Cemetery, Buskirk, NY

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George C. Sherman

Source: Bennington Banner
Oct. 31, 1935

Vermont Civil War
Veteran Dies at 91

One of the few surviving Vermonters who served in the Civil war, George Sherman, 91, died Saturday night at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Blanche Kirk at Brunswick, NY. He was born in Alburg, the son of Theodore Sherman and Ann Clifton Sherman and enlisted in Company K, 11th Vermont volunteers under Capt. G. W. Saules, July 18, 1862. He was later transferred to the heavy artillery.

While in the service which included participation in the battles of Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and other engagements, he was twice captured by Confederates and confined in southern prisons. He was first sent to Andersonville from which he was released only to be again made a prisoner and be confined in Libby Prison until the remainder of the war.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau

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