Worthen, George B.
Age: 0, credited to Bradford, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/04/1836, Bradford, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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Son of John Adams and Mary (Morrill) Worthen, of Bradford, Vt. … b. Dec. 4, 1836; enlisted in the U.S. Navy, at Charlestown, Mass., June 12, 1856; cruised on the coast of Africa for two years; was discharged at Portsmouth, N.H., June 12, 1860. The following November - having been on a merchant vessel to St. Helena, and thence to Vera Cruz, Mexico - he enlisted at the latter port on the U.S. steamer "Susquehanna"; cruised in the Mediterranean, and visited the Holy Land. Called home by the impending war, he re-enlisted on the U.S. steamer "Cambridge," and followed the fortunes of that vessel as corporal of marines. Was wounded at Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862, but afterward took part in the engagement with the rebel steamer "Merrimack"; in consequence of which, with his head wounded, ribs badly broken, and lungs diseased, he was sent to the Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital, in Nov. 1862. Received his final discharge, Feb. 9, 1863. Remained with his friends in Brooklyn, Bath, and Bradford, - a great sufferer in his country's cause, -- and d. a true patriot, at Bradford, Sept. 15, 1863, in his 27th year. (Funeral attended by the writer.)
Source: M. T. Runnels, A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in America…, (Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston, 1873), p. 65
In Bradford, Sept. 15, of consumption, George B. Worthen, late of the U. S. Navy, aged 27. – His disease was caused by wounds received at the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Sept. 25, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.