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Parkhurst, Sherman W.


Age: 28, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, 5/22/61 (5/22/61), resgd 11/9/61; enl 2/4/62, m/i 2/12/62, 4SGT, Co. I, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/20/62

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Birth: About 1833, Poultney, VT
Death: 12/14/1897

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Fannie
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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: 1890 Census shows service in both units


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

(Gibson Collection)


PARKHURST: Sherman W. Parkhurst died at his home on Railroad Street last Tuesday morning of heart disease, aged 64 years.He had been in failing health, and his trip to Southern Pines, the early fall failed to benefit him as he had anticipated

Much of Mr. Parkhurst's life was spent as a railroad conductor, holding the position in the South when the war broke out, .he came North, went to the front, as First Lieutenant in Company I, Second Vermont, May 22, 1861.He resigned his commission Nov.9, 1861, and returned home, but re-enlisted as Sergeant in Co. I, 7th Vt. and served under General Butler at New Orleans, being discharged for disability incurred in the service Nov.20, '62. He carried the colors at the Battle of Baton Rouge at the time Gen. Butler claimed that the 7th Vermont. fled, and left their colors on the field.An official investigation shows that Mr. Parkhurst had the colors all the time carefully protected away from the enemy.

After the war he was conductor on the Burlington and Rutland, now the Lake Road. He was conductor on this road until ill health compelled him to resign, and will always be remembered as a most courteous and accommodating official.

He belonged to several branches of the Masonic Fraternity, and was most active member of Chamberlin Post G.A.R.. His death is sincerely mourned by a host of friends.He is survived by a wife, Mrs Fanny W. and two daughters, Fannie M. and Alice M.

The funeral will be held this (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock.

Courtesy of Deanna French

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