Parkhurst, Sherman W.
Age: 28, credited to Cavendish, VTVITALS
Birth: About 1833, Poultney, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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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, N.C.in the early fall failed to benefit him as he had anticipatedST.JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, December 17, 1897
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