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Varnum, Charles P.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. F, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; enl 8/11/64, m/i 8/11/64, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, pow, Columbia Furnace, 10/7/64, d/prison 1/23/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/06/1842, Peacham, VT
Death: 01/23/1865

Burial: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 18745582

Cenotaph: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 58268280


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father John, 6/26/1880, not approved
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

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Richmond National Cemetery, VA

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CENOTAPH:


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Cenotaph at Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT

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Charles P. Varnum

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, March 31, 1865

Died in Prison.

In Libby Prison Richmond, Jan. 25, Chas. P. Varnum, of 1st Vt. Cavalry, aged 21 years. Young Varnum enlisted last August, and was captured Oct. 7, one week after reaching his regiment, and taken to Libby Prison. After suffering three and one-half months there he died the night after he was paroled. His death adds one more to the long list of those who have willingly given all for their country's sake. Jonas G. Varnum, the twin brother of Charles P., and both of whom were members of Co. F, 15th Vt. Regiment, died at Peacham, July 17. They were the sons of John and Fatima Varnum of Peacham. In the space of one year and four months, six members of this family have been taken from them: four by diphtheria in the fall of 1863, in four weeks; two sons since, one at home, the other far from home and friends in a rebel prison.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.