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Sheldon, Charles H.

Age: 23, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 11/23/61, m/i 2/12/62, SGT, Co. E, 7th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. I, 3/1/63 (3/26/63), pr 1LT, 12/21/63 (1/13/64), pr CPT, 7/13/65 (8/11/65), m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 09/12/1840, Johnson, VT
Death: 10/20/1898

Burial: Homer Cemetery, Pierpont, SD
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidigraves/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 41609391
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Martha A.
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site
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: more off-site, Second governor of South Dakota.

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Homer Cemetery, Pierpont, SD

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(Gibson Collection)

Charles H. Sheldon

Charles H. Sheldon was born in Johnson, Vt., in 1840. His boyhood was spent on a farm in Lamoille county. Upon the breaking out of the Civil war, he enlisted as a private in the Seventh Vermont volunteer infantry and served till March 14, 1866, when he was mustered out with the rank of captain. For the eleven years immediately succeeding the Civil war, he was a resident of Illinois. In 1877 he went to Kentucky where he remained till 1881, when he went to Dakota, and settled upon a farm near Pierpont, in Day county. He served as a member of the council in one of the territorial legislatures; was permanent chairman of the Republican state convention in 1890; was elected governor of South Dakota in 1892 and again in 1894. He died at Deadwood October 20, 1898.

Source: Weston Arthur Good Speed, editor. The Province and the States: A History of the Province of Louisiana under France and Spain, and of the Territories and Statees of the United States Formed Therefrom. The Western Historical Association, Madison, WI, 1904), vi;342.