Stevens, Alanson Joshua
Age: 28, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd PA INF, INDP PA LARTY
Service: enl, 4/20/61, m/i Pvt, Co. A, 2nd PA INF, 4/20/61, m/o 7/26/61, Harrisburg, PA; comn 1LT, Btry B Independent PA LARTY, 9/61, pr CAPT, kia 9/20/63, Chickamauga, GA
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Birth: 03/07/1833, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: Chickamauga Battlefield, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Findagrave Memorial #: 176551769
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary J., 12/6/1883, PA not approved
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: Son of Dr. Abner Morrill Stevens, nephew of U.S. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens.
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Captain Alanson J. Stevens, son of the late Dr. Stevens of St. Johnsbury, was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, while trying to get his guns off the field, their position being commanded by the rebels. Capt. Stevens was considered one of the best artillery officers in the army of the Cumberland, and his death much lamented by his brother officers and soldiers as well as his many friends and acquaintances. Some seven or eight years ago he went to Pennsylvania to take charge of his uncle's (Hon. Thaddeus Stevens) iron works, which were burned by the rebels in their raid last year.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, January 29, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.