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Freeman, Leander W.


Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/13/63, Burlington, VT, m/i 7/13/63, PVT, Co. H, 54th MA INF, wdd, Boykin's Mills, 4/18/65, dis/dsb 6/8/65 (5' 9"-5' 10.5" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; laborer)

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Birth: 08/11/1841, Lincoln, VT
Death: 08/20/1917

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 40236090


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Leander W. Freeman, an aged negro, who has been a familiar figure in Burlington Memorial Day parades for many years, and whom many a school child have gazed with awe, saying "He was a slave", died Monday afternoon after an illness of a few weeks.

Leander W. Freeman was born in Northfield, August 11, 1841, so that the school-boys awed whispers was not correct, although it might have been true concerning his parents. He came to Burlington when only nine years old and lived here ever since. He married Miss Marion Davis of this city on May 19, 1892. Mrs. Davis died nine years ago.

Mr. Freeman enlisted during the Civil War in Company F., 54th Massachusetts Colored Volunteers, and was discharged in 1864 because of wounds received in action. Mr. Freeman was a member of Stannard Post, N. 2., Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Methodist Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hortense Edwards of this city, and four brothers-in-law, A. H/, F. E., and A. W. Davis of Burlington, and William H. Satchel of St. Albans. The funeral was held at St. Paul's Chapel yesterday afternoon, with burial in Lake View Cemetery.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, August 23, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French

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