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Brownson, Leonard Irving
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/23/61, m/i 9/16/61, SGT, Co. K, 5th VT INF, pr 1SGT, comn 2LT 3/1/63 (3/17/63), pr 1LT 3/21/63 (4/23/63), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, dismissed the service, 9/29/64

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VITALS
Birth: 08/31/1842, Richmond, VT
Death: 12/22/1917

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Cooper Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT

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Obituary

Lieut. L. I. Bronson

Lieut. Leonard I. Bronson, of Burlington, died suddenly of heart failure Saturday morning.

The funeral service was held at the house, Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial was made.

He formerly and for many years resided in Hinesburg, but for the past years he had lived in Burlington during the summers, and passed his winters with a son in Havana, Cuba. He was born August 31, 1842.Lieut Bronson was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Middlebury company of the first Vermont and was present in the battle of Big Bethel, Va. He was in all the battles of the Old Vermont brigade until wounded in the head on May 5, 1864, the first day of the battle of the Wilderness. After the war, upon reorganization of the National Guard, he was made captain of the Hinesburg company, in the First Regiment.

He married Miss Alice Kenyon of Hinesburg, who died in 1891. Here children were born to them, all of whom survive him, namely; Miss Etta L. Brownson, of Burlington, Leonard E. Brownson, of Havana, Cuba, and Earl L. Brownson, of Rochester, N.Y.

Lieutenant Bronson was a member of No. 37, Cummings Post, G.A.R., of the Vermont Commandery, Military Order of Loyal LegionHe was a loyal citizen, a gallant soldier, and an honorable man.

St. Albans Daily Messenger, Dec. 24, 1917
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

Obituary

LIEUT. BROWNSON DEAD.
Vermont Man Was in Many Battles of the Civil War.

Burlington, Dec. 24. Lieut. Leonard I. Brownson died suddenly of heart failure Saturday morning at 460 South Union street. He formerly, and for many years resided in Hinesburg, but for the past few years had lived in this city during the summers, and spent his winters with a son in Havana, Cuba. He was born Aug. 31, 1842. Lieutenant Brownson was a veteran of the Civil war. He enlisted in the Middlebury company of the First Vermont and was present in the battle of Big Bethel, Va. He was in all the battles of the old Vermont Brigade until wounded in the head on May 5, 1864, the first day of the battle of the Wilderness. After the war, upon the re-organization of the National Guard, he was made captain of the Hinesburg company, in the First regiment.

He married Miss Alice Kenyon of Hinesburg, who died in 1894. Three children were born to them, all of whom survive him, namely: Miss Etta L. Brownson of this city, Leonard E. Brownson of Havana, Cuba, and Earl L. Brownson of Rochester, N.Y.

Lieut. Brownson was a member of No. 37, Cummings post, G.A.R., of the Vermont Commandery, Military Order of Loyal Legion.

Barre Daily Times, Dec. 24, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.