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Belknap, Chester P.

Age: 23, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF
Service: enl 5/22/61, cred. Westmoreland, m/i Pvt, Co. A, 2nd NH INF, 5/31/61, m/o 6/21/64

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Birth: 1838, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 1900

Burial: Taft Cemetery, Dummerston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 74223735
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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Taft Cemetery, Dummerston, VT

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St. Albans, Dec. 11 -- Chester P. Belknap, a switchman in the southern part of the Central Vermont railroad yard, dropped dead at his switch yesterday. Mr. Belknap had not been feeling well lately, but still continued at work. A little after 11 o'clock he started to set the switch just below the Welden Street crossing for the outgoing flyer. Immediately after he did this he was seen to fall by Dr. S.W. Paige, who was nearby at a private car. Not rising at once Dr. Paige ran across to him but found him unconscious. A hasty examination by the doctor proved that Mr. Belknap was dead. Heart trouble was the cause.

Mr. Belknap was born in Brattleboro 63 years ago. He enlisted in Co. A, New Hampshire regiment in the Civil War. Returning home from the war he entered the employ of the Central Vermont railroad, and had been at work at that ever since.

Barre Evening Telegram, December 11, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French