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Sweet, Orvis H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 3/28/62, m/i 4/12/62, PVT, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL, pr QMSGT, 9/1/62, comn 2LT, Co. A, 12/23/62 (1/1/63), pr 1LT, 11/1/63 (11/7/63), mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64, d/wds 5/17/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Alburgh, VT
Death: 05/17/1864

Burial: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Marker/Plot: 3949
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 15977161

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Italo Collection, Cooper Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
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: None

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BURIAL:

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Fredericksburg National Cemetery, VA

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VHS - Portrait Files (FPO)

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Tim Cooper Collection

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Ed Italo Collection

Obituary

We see the death of O.H. Sweet announced, which took place in field hospital, day or two after he fell. His promotion from the ranks to a Lieutenant was evidence of his merit and of the estimation in which he was held by his superior officers.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, May 27, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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