Loomis, Gustavus A.
Age: 0, credited to Thetford, VT
Unit(s): 5th US INF
Service: USMA 11; veteran of War of 1812, Mexican War, Black Hawk War, Seminole Wars in Fla.; COL, 5th US INF, 1851; in 62, being then 72 years old, cmdd recruits on Governor's Island; retired 6/63, Bvt BGen USA 3/13/65, for long and meritorious services [College: USMA 11]
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Birth: 09/23/1789, Thetford, VT
Burial: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 33490187
Alias?: None noted
College?: USMA 11
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT
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Gravesite Finally Marked
Due to efforts of project volunteer Heidi McColgan, Gustavus Loomis' final resting place was located and a headstone was placed and dedicated in June 2014. Our thanks to everyone who contributed to this project.
Heidi submitted the following, which was published in the New Haven Register:
Chaplain Kenneth Lawson, author of 'For Christ and County: A Biography of Brigadier General Gustavus Loomis', spoke at the service at the newly installed headstone for Brevet Brig. Gen. Gustavus Loomis, who served 54 years in the military. Loomis was buried more than 140 years ago in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. He was a native of Thetford, Vt., and a veteran of six wars, including the Civil War. Nolan's Hamden Monument Company donated the stone; cemetery Superintendent Bill Cameron, a Marine Corps retiree, installed it for free; volunteers from Vermont in the Civil War, www.vermontcivilwar.org, organized the event; members of Co. G, 14th Connecticut Infantry , provided a gun salute, and John Cogan of Bugles Across America played Taps . Lawson is garrison chaplain at Fort Hunter Liggett, Jolon, California.
(Photos Courtesy of Heidi McColgan)