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Warren, Benjamin F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 45, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/17/62, m/i10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/30/62; enl 11/23/63, m/i 12/6/63, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. B 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/29/1818, Swanton, VT
Death: 05/16/1898

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Huntington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 27121541

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/15/1887, VT
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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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Tombstone

Maplewood Cemetery, Huntington, VT

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BIOGRAPHY

BENJAMIN F. WARREN volunteered from the town of Richmond, Vt., at the age of 44, and joined Colchester Company on the 17th of September, 1862. He was one of the oldest recruits in this company and only some half dozen in the whole 13th Regiment older. For one so old was a good specimen of rugged manhood and physical fitness for the strenuous life of a soldier. He was of the old school of patriotic citizens and was deeply aroused when the news reached his native state, (Vermont) that Port Sumter had been fired on by Rebel leaders of the so-called seceding states and from that moment was anxious to go to the front and do all he could to defend the Stars and Stripes and preserve the Union. He was not permitted to remain long in the 13th Regiment, because of sickness and was discharged December 6th, 1862, and yet while he remained was faithful and ready for duty as any of the younger members of his company. He returned home disappointed and humiliated because overtaken with disease and compelled to quit the service. He soon recovered and the fire of patriotism still burned in his heart, and as soon as able re-enlisted November 23rd, 1S63, and this time into Company C, 11th Regiment Vt. Vols., as a recruit and joined them when located in Washington, D. C. Here he had the experience of the numerous battles that this regiment took part in, from the Wilderness to the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox. Though now 45 it is said that he was ever alert, cool and brave and fought like a tiger and spared not a single opportunity to slay the enemy when in battle. He did himself great credit and rendered valiant service to his country. He was discharged after the close of the war, August 25th, 1865, and returned home, resumed his place in the busy walks of life ever happy and thankful he had served his country until the mighty Rebel host was subdued and peace declared. The last known residence of Comrade Warren was Huntington, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 544