Stoughton, Edwin Henry
Age: 23, credited to Rockingham, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/23/1838, Chester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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.
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