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Stearns, Samuel F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/18/63, m/i 1/12/64, Pvt, Co. F, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, sent to Charlestown SC, d/prison 9/20/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1845, Cambridge, VT
Death: 09/20/1864

Burial: Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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Beaufort National Cemetery, SC

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Samuel F. Stearns

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: MARCH 8, 1865

In Charleston, S.C., about the middle of October, 1864, Franklin B. Stearns (sic) of Cambridge, aged 20 years.

He was a member of Co. F. 11th Vt., Heavy Artillery, and was in General Grant's campaign from the Rapidan to the James River. He was taken prisoner on the 23d of June, near the Weldon Railroad, South of Petersburg, Va., and was moved through the various prisons in the Confederacy, until his worn and famished body fell into the prisoners grave. He was an example of earnest enthusiasm to serve his country, and the tender and beloved one of his family.

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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