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Stockwell, Charles Jerome


Age: 22, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, reen 1/26/64, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 01/10/1837, Hinsdale, NH
Death: 11/28/1919

Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 95964660


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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Charles Jerome Stockwell, 82, a Civil War veteran, died at about 6 o'clock this morning, after an illness of three years--due to general breaking down. He had been practically helpless the past year and had been cared for during that time in the home of his son, Purle B. Stockwell of Centerville, where he died. When he was two years old his father moved the family to West Brattleboro, and Mr. Stockwell had lived there since.

He learned the currier's trade, but his enlistment for the war interrupted his continuance in that occupation, In May 1861, he enlisted in Company C., 2nd Vermont regiment, and never was absent from duty until he was mustered out in July 1865. The regiment was of the famous First Vermont Brigade, and the first battle was at Bull Run. Soon after the battle Mr. Stockwell was detailed as cook in the camp and was commissary for the company. Later he cooked for the line officers of the regiment, and for some time was on detail in the quartermaster's department, later serving as a mounted orderly at the 6th Corps headquarters, and was with them at the time of Lee's surrender.

After he was mustered out of service at Burlington he returned to West Brattleboro. He took up house painting, following that line of work until on his 70th birthday anniversary when he was obliged to have his right hand amputated because of an infected condition. Since then his health has been such that he was unable to work. He was a member of Sedgwick Post G. A. R.

In 1874 Mr. Stockwell married Mrs. Julia Ellis Sargent, who survives him, with three sons and two daughters: Charles A. who is employed by the Brattleboro Fire Department, Purlee B. superintendent of the Brattleboro Street Railway, Guy S. Stockwell who is employed on contractor and repair work with the Brattleboro Street Railway; Mrs. Angie E. Park and Miss Gertrude Stockwell of this town. He also leaves three stepchildren, Chester W. and Bert L. Sargent of Brattleboro, and Mis. Elizabeth Sargent of West Brattleboro. There are four grandchildren and one step-grandchild. He also leaves two brothers, Edward Stockwell of Framingham. Mass., and Henry Stockwell of West Brattleboro, and one sister, Mrs. Nelson Cole of Suffield, Conn. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Nov. 28, 1919

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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