Age: 21, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA INF, 2nd US INF
Service: enl 731/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd MA CAV, 7/31/63, pr CPL, m/o 8/2/62, Boston, MA; Co. B, 11th US INF
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Birth: About 1842, Maine
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
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Nathan Penfield died at the hospital of the soldiers’ home, Bennington, Saturday morning of a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Mr. Penfield was admitted to the home from Bennington the first week in June. The deceased served before the Rebellion in Co. B, 11th U.S. Inf., and during the war in Co. B, 2nd Mass. Cav., having a good record in both. Considerable of the time since his discharge he had been connected with the Equinox house at Manchester, and with hotels in Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by three sons, one residing in Bennington, one in North Adams, and one in Middlebury. Mr. Penfield was for a number of years a member of G.A. Custer Post.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 22, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.