Stearns, Riley B.
Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/20/1840, Bellows Falls, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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DEATH OF RILEY BURDETTE STEARNS
Riley Burdette Stearns, for 40 years, a prominent citizen of Burlington, an old time druggist, and a veteran of the Civil War died in Burlington Friday after a long and painful illness. Mr. Stearns was born in Rockingham August 29, 1840.
He enlisted under the first call for troops in the Civil War and had obtained the rank of Captain when the war closed. He saw arduous and trying experiences, being captured by the enemy after dangerous service on picket line duty at the siege of the Spanish Fort, one of the principal defences of Mobile, March 31, 1865. He was a prisoner for several weeks. He was honorably discharged from the service May. 15, 1865. He was a good soldier, a capable officer, and high in the esteem of his brothers in arms.
He resumed his business of druggist after the war. He was president of the Retail Druggist Association and was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers.
He is survived by two sons, both of Burlington, and a sister, Mrs. John W. Adams, of Shelburne Falls, Mass. The funeral was held at his late residence Sunday evening.
Windham County Reformer, August 15, 1902
Courtesy of Deanna French.