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Stoughton, Charles Bradley


Age: 19, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: comn ADJT, 4th VT INF, 8/1/61 (8/1/61), pr MAJ 2/25/62 (2/25/62), pr LTC, 7/17/62 (8/16/62), pr COL, 11/5/62 (11/5/62), wdd, Funkstown, 7/10/63, resgd, 2/2/64; Bvt BGen to date from 3/13/65, for gallant and meritorious service during the war. Present in action at Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Golding's Farm, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp, Va., Crampton's Gap and Antietam, Fredericksburg, Marye's Heights, Salem Heights and Fredericksburg, Va., Gettysburg and Funkstown (loss right eye)

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Birth: 10/31/1841, Chester, VT
Death: 01/17/1898

Burial: Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 22651


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, USAHEC off-site
College?: NU 61
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


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Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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(Joseph Stahl Collection)

(Gibson Collection)



Charles B. Stoughton, son of the Hon. Henry Evander and Laura Elmina (Clark) Stoughton, was born in Chester, Vt., October 31, 1841, and died in Bennington, Vt., January 17, 1898. In 1853, his parents removed to Bellows Falls, Vt., where he prepared for college. He entered the University in 1858, and graduated A. B. in 1861; was a member of the Α Σ Π Fraternity; received the degrees of A. 1872, and LL. D. in 1884; was a trustee of the University, 1871-87.

In 1861, he was appointed drill master by the governor of Vermont with rank of 1st lieutenant, and took an active part in drilling the State volunteers; was commissioned adjutant of the 4th Vermont Infantry, August 11, 1861; was promoted major, February 25, 1862; lieutenant-colonel, July 17, 1862; colonel, November 5,1862; was wounded July 10, 1863; was brevetted brigadier general United States Volunteers, March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious service during the war; resigned February 2, 1864.

His regiment was assigned to the famous old "Vermont Brigade," the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 6th Army Corps, a position it retained until the close of the war. The history of the brigade is one distinguished in the annals of the country, as one whose losses in battle, killed and mortally wounded exceeded those of any other brigade in the Union armies. General Stoughton was a brave and very efficient officer, and his rapid promotion has few parallels; was in command of his regiment before his twenty-first birthday.

He studied law with his father in Bellows Falls and was admitted to the bar in September, 1864, and practiced his profession in company with his father and brother, Gen. Edwin H. until October 1865, when he removed to New York City, and practiced his profession with his uncle, Hon. Edwin W. Stoughton, at one time United States Minister to Russia; subsequently practiced his profession in New Haven, Conn.

He was married April 7, 1869, to Ada Ripley Hooper of Boston, who survives him. Six children were born to them: Ada Hooper, born June 28, 1870, died November 27, 1891; Laura, born July 11, 1872, married Roger Sherman White, 2d; Bradley, born December 6, 1873, resides in New York city; Leila Roosevelt, born June 26, 1875; Mildred Louise, born October 20, 1876, married Benjamin Ives Spock; Isabel Ripley, born July 14, 1880, married James Stanislaus Macgregor.

William Arba Ellis, Norwich University, 1819-1911; Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, Volume 2, pp. 653-654.


Col. C. B. Stoughton died in the Soldiers Home in Bennington last week of consumption, aged 57 years. He enlisted in the 4th Regt. in Sept. , 1861, and had a very honorable service, receiving rank of brevet brigadier general. He lost an eye at Funkstown, Md. In 1863. His remains were taken to Bellows Falls for burial.


Orleans County Monitor, Jan. 24, 1898
Courtesy of Deanna French

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