Walbridge, Warren S.
Age: 26, credited to Bennington, VTVITALS
Birth: 1836, Bennington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Grove Center Cemetery, Rosserdale, IA
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
A BENNINGTON WALBRIDGE
Veteran of the 4th Vermont Regt. Who Died April 4 in Iowa.
The Greenfield Transcript of Greenfield, Ia., in its issue of April 8, has the following obituary notice of W.S. Walbridge, a native of North Bennington, who died recently in Iowa.
"W.S. Walbridge was born in North Bennington, Vt., March 8, 1838, and died April 4, 1909. He was the youngest son of Sebbins D. and Eliza Walbridge.
He was married June 14, 1862 to Annie Rice, together they moved from Vermont to Iowa in 1879 and located in Des Moines. They moved from Des Moines to Grove township in 1883. To Mr. and Mrs. Walbridge were born five children two of whom died in infancy. Charlie, a grown son, died eight years at the age of 35.
"Wm. E., of Des Moines and Eugene H. of Grove township survive. Mr. Walbridge was a soldier of the Civil war, a member of the fourth Vermont regiment of infantry and served for two years.
"He was good citizen, a man of sterling honesty and integrity in business, a man of more than ordinary intelligence, independent in his thinking but with all of fraternal spirit and most kindly disposed as a neighbor and friend.
"The funeral was held from Grove Center Methodist church, conducted by Rev. R.P. Dudley. The pall bearers were his comrades in the war and the ritual of the G.A.R. was read at the grave in Grove township where the body was interred. Mr. Walbridge's departure leaves but two veterans of the Civil war in Grove township."
Warren Walbridge was a member of Company A, the Bennington company of the Fourth regiment captained by John E. Pratt. During McClellan's first advance upon Richmond he was one of a detail sent out on the line to cut down a field of wheat in order that the grain might not afford a hiding place for the confederates. While at work the northerners were surprised by a detachment of the enemy, made prisoners and taken to Richmond, where they were incarcerated in Libby prison. He was so reduced in strength when exchanged that he was unable to continue in the service and was discharged.
Bennington Banner, April 13, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.