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Kinsley, Rufus

Age: 30, credited to Fletcher, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 74th US CINF
Service: enl 11/29/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 10/1/63 (74th US CINF)

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Birth: 10/09/1831, Fletcher, VT
Death: 06/11/1911

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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

Great Grandfather of Lisa L. Smith-Aman, Kewanee, IL

Great Grandfather of Frances E. Nault-Gero, Barton, VT

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Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.


In the unexpected death of Rufus Kinsley, already mentioned in this paper, the town loses a valuable and beloved citizen, who has spent a large part of his life here. A veteran of the Civil War, a servant of the town in political and civic duties, a counsellor and helper in probate and pension business, a prominence member of the Methodist Church, a good farmer, and a most genial and kindly friend to all, he will long be missed on our streets and in our gatherings, and long remembered for the good he has done. His wife preceded him to the life beyond two years ago. Three sons of this town ( Lowell), and two sons and a daughter residing in other places besides brothers and many other relatives, remain to cherish his virtues and follow in his footsteps. Two pastors of Lowell and Pastor Shaeffer of Orleans united in conducting tender and sympathetic funeral services at his the home, and the choir comforted all hearts by the appropriate songs of Christian Faith.

Newport Express and Standard, June 30, 1911

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.


Review of Diary of a Christian Soldier: Rufus Kinsley and the Civil War.

Courtesy of Linda Welch