Age: 27, credited to Irasburg, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/08/1835, Bennington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Coventry Center Cemetery, Coventry, VT
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By Rev. Pliny. H. White.
Amasa Bartlett, a son of Seth and Asenath (Higgins) Bartlett, was born in Bennington, Vt., May 8, 1835, but in early childhood removed with his parents to Coventry, where he was brought up. He was one of four brothers who became lawyers. After obtaining a suitable academical education he commenced the study of law with J. L. Edwards, Esq., of Derby, continued with Hon. T. P. Redfield of Montpelier, and ended it with Jessie Cooper, Esq., of Irasburg. He was admitted to the Orleans county bar at the June term, 1857, and in the following September removed to Kansas, where he established himself in practice at St. George. Though young in years and in the profession, he was elected early in1858 state's attorney for Pottawattomie county, and in the ensuing fall was elected to the Kansas legislature from the representative district, consisting of that county and an adjoining one. In both these offices he acquitted himself creditably. In June, 1859, he returned to Vermont, and entered into partnership at Irasburg with his former instructor, Jessie Cooper, Esq. This introduced him at once into a large and very miscellaneous business, in which he proved himself honest, capable, and faithful. He continued in practice at Irasburg about three years, in the meantime receiving his brother, Leavitt Bartlett, Esq., into partnership in place of Mr. Cooper.
When the ninth regiment was called for he decided to abandon his practice and go into the service of the country. About the first of June, 1862, he received recruiting papers, and in the remarkably short space of nine working days he had recruited a company. Upon its organization he was elected captain.
He shared the various fortunes of the ninth regiment, was with it at the siege of Suffolk and the surrender of Harper's Ferry, endured the vexations of the long inaction at Chicago as paroled prisoner, and went joyfully to active service at Newbern. When the late Maj. Jarvis was killed he was deputed to accompany the remains to Vermont, and was soon after promoted to the vacant office. His last sickness was very short. He was unwell a few days prior to March 14, but was on duty till that day. He was then taken with brain fever accompanied with convulsions, and survived only two days. His remains were conveyed to Coventry, where they were buried March 27, on which occasion a discourse on "The Christian Patriot" was delivered by the write of this notice. Maj. Bartlett was eminently a Christian patriot. He did not leave his religion at home when he went into the army, as the manner of some is. It was a part of his daily life, as a constant and conspicuous as the insignia of his rank. He looked after the moral and religious interests of his men as diligently as he cared for their health and discipline. His tent was the place of a regular pray meeting, of which he was the conductor, and his faithful endeavor for the good of his men was not without valuable results.
Source: Frederick W. Baldwin, "Biography of the Bar of Orleans County, Vermont." Vermont Watchman and State Journal Press, Montpelier, Vt., 1886, pp. 192-193.
Note: A picture of this soldier is available in the Charles Collection.