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Cross, Lewis Bartlett

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl Co. F, 2nd VT INF, but sickness prevented his muster in; later sutler, 3rd VT INF

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VITALS

Birth: 08/09/1839, Montpelier, VT
Death: after 1900

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Lewis B. Cross

Lewis Bartlett Cross was born in Montpelier, Vermont, 9 Aug., 1839, son of Charles Harrison and Caroline Webster (Houston) Cross). He was educated in the public schools and Fort Edward, NY and Newbury seminaries. In 1862 he married Lucia A. Chaplin of Wells River. She died in 1903. They had (2) children Carrie and Charles H.

In 1858, Lewis entered his father's bakery as an apprentice where he worked three years. He was the second man from the city of Montpelier, Vt. to enroll for service in the Civil War, but owing to illness, he was not mustered in. He was later appointed sutler of the 3rd Vermont Regiment serving one year. In 1863, he engaged in business with his father under the firm name of C. H. Cross & son, a business continued in 1898 when his father retired. In 1908, Lewis old the business and went into politics. He represented the town of Montpelier in the Legislature in 1890. He was a delegate to the 1880 Republican National Convention, and a presidential elector. He was the trustee and vice president of the Montpelier Savings Bank and Trust Company. He served as president and trustee of Wood Art Gallery. He was also president and a member of the board of commissioners fro the Green Mt. Cemetery in Montpelier.

Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.

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