Waldo, Benjamin F.
Age: 20, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): USN, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. A, 16th VT INF, pr SGT 12/24/62, m/o 8/10/63; enl 3/64, LNDS, USN, dsrtd 6/25/64, Vessels: Ohio
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Birth: 01/14/1842, Royalton, VT
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant, MA
Marker/Plot: Laura Dunbar Plot #184A
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant, MA
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Bethel---Benjamin Waldo well known here, dies in Nahant, Mass.
Benjamin Franklin Waldo, the last survivor of five brothers who served in Co. A. of the 16th Vermont regiment during the Civil War, died last Monday at his home in Nahant, Mass., to which he returned a few weeks ago after spending the latter part of the summer at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. R. Bigelow of this village He also spent the summer of 1918 here, and was well known in this place.
Co. A. was the famous Bethel Company of which Henry Eaton, of Rochester, was the commanding officer, and it suffered severely at the Battle of Gettysburg, more severely in fact than any other Vermont company. Mr. Waldo enlisted as a Corporal August 26, 1862, was promoted Sergeant December 24, that year, and was mustered out August 10, 1863. His brothers in the same company were:Lieut. Joseph W. Waldo, and privates George W. Waldo, Willard Waldo, and William L. Waldo.
Mr. Waldo had with him at his home in Nahant, his sister, Mrs. Florence Dunbar, formerly of this place. Another Sister is Mary vesper.
Source: Barre Daily Times, Dec. 11, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French