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Pitkin, Edgar


Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV, 1st US CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, SGT, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn Adjutant, 1st VT CAV, 9/11/61 (11/1/64), m/o 9/10/62; enl 3/31/64 Co. A, 1st US CAV

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Birth: abt 1840, Unknown
Death: 02/19/1865

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 131128523


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Minerva, 12/23/1868
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


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Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, MA

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Sergeant Edgar Pitkin, Co. A, 1st U.S. Cavalry, died on the 19th inst., at Camp Remount, Pleasant Valley, Maryland. He enlisted in the 1st Vt. Regiment in April, 1861. He was afterwards Adjutant of the 1st cavalry; and in the winter of 1863-64, enlisted as a private in the 1st Regular Cavalry. He was soon promoted to Sergeant. He participated in many battles, and always with much credit. His patriotism induced him to resign a lucrative clerkship at Washington for the purpose of enlisting as a private as above stated, in the regular cavalry.

Source: Rutland Herald, March 2, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.