Stoughton, Edwin Henry
Age: 23, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 6th US INF, USV
Service: USMA 59; Bvt 2LT, 4th US INF, 7/1/59; 2LT, 6th US INF, 9/5/59, resgd 3/4/61; COL, 4th VT INF, 81/61 (8/1/61), apptd. BGen, USV, 11/5/62, assigned to command 2nd Vt. Bgd (2nd Bgd, Casey's Div, 22nd A.C.; pow, Fairfax Court House, 3/9/63; apptmnt expired 3/4/63 [College: USMA 59]
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Birth: 06/23/1838, Chester, VT
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 22652
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Charles Collection, Italo Collection, VHS off-site
College?: USMA 59
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: Died in Dorchester, MA
2nd Great Granduncle of Stephen D. Mahoney, Welleley, MA
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Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
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Edwin Henry Stoughton was born Jun 23 1838, in Chester. He was appointed as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, July 1, 1854, graduated in the Class of 1859, had served garrison duty as a Brevet 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry from July 1 1859, then as 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th U.S. Infantry, from September 5, 1859; he resigned his regular commission in March, 1861. In September, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the Fourth Vermont Infantry, and participated in the Peninsula campaign. In November, 1862, he was appointed Brigadier-General of Volunteers (which was not subsequently confirmed by the Senate), and was assigned command of the 2nd Vermont Brigade. He was captured by Mosby's troops in March, 1863, exchanged after two months, but saw no further service. He was a lawyer after the war. He died December 25, 1868, in New York City. He is buried in Immanuel cemetery, Rockingham.
Source: Revised Roster, pp. 106, 108, 456, 682, 749.
Check out this soldier's correspondence in the "Roswell Farnham" Correspondence" Collection at the UVM Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives "Vermonters in the Civil War" Collection