Age: 24, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/61, m/i 9/16/61, CPL, Co. D, 5th VT INF, d/dis 12/14/61
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Birth: abt 1837, Unknown
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 29614976
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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FRANK STAPLES: --- A correspondent of the "Freeman" writing from Camp Griffin on the 16th, says, :
Today we buried another of our men, Corporal Frank Staples, one of the best soldiers in the regiment He will be greatly missed in our Company, as he was in every sense of the word a favorite. When called to see his remains yesterday I could hardly realize that "Frank" was dead. It was but a few days since he stood by my side in ranks, at the head of his company, not in perfect health but well and happy. Now he is no more. Hearing of his death, I called on the Quartermaster for a coffin. In a few minutes, he saw me again with the information that no coffin could be had before tomorrow night, so many orders were in ahead. This tells their own story.
We have now 107 in the hospital and 100 sick in quarters. The majority of hospital cases are typhoid fever. Staples died with diphtheria. As I shall write again in a few days I will say no more about the hospital.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, December 27, 1861
Courtesy of Deanna French.