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Churchill, Sylvester

Age: 0, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 3rd US ARTY
Service: appt 1LT, 3rd US ARTY, 3/12/1812, pr CAPT 8/15/1813, tr to 1st US ARTY 6/1/21, pr MAJ, 3rd US ARTY 4/6/35, COL and IG 6/25/1841, Bvt BGen 2/23/1847, retired 9/25/1861

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Birth: 08/02/1783, Woodstock, VT
Death: 12/07/1862

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: North Hill, Lot 279, Baird Family Mausoleum.
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Loretta Castaldi
Findagrave Memorial #: 37193048
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
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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Born: Woodstock, August 2, 1783

Died: Washington, D.C., December 7, 1862

Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC

Pre-war: carpenter, editor of Windsor's "The Vermont Republican," appointed 1st Lieutenant, Artillery, 3/1812; captain, 8/1813; Ass't Adjt. Gen. (Major) 8/29/1813; Major, 3rd Artillery 4/6/1835; Inspector General (Colonel), 6/25/41; Florida Indian War, 1836-41, Mexican War, 1846-48; bvt Bvt. Brig. Gen'l 2/23/47; retired 9/25/61.

Source - Revised Roster, p 677



GEN. SYLVESTER CHURCHILL died at Washington, on the 7th, inst. In the year 80th year of his age. He was a Vermonter, we believe from Woodstock, and has been in the army, since 1812 seeing active service in every war in which the United States has been engaged.

Green Mountain Freeman, Dec. 10, 1862

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.