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Coburn, Charles

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 22nd NY IINF, 16th NY HARTY
Service: enl, Fort Edwards, NY, 5/9/61, m/i, FFR, Co. I, 22nd NY INF, 6/6/61, m/o 6/19/63, Albany, NY; enl, 12/2/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 16th NY HARTY, 1/13/64, m/o 8/21/65, Washington, DC

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VITALS

Birth: 04/16/1839, Fairfield, VT
Death: 06/12/1905

Burial: Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 142032770

MORE INFORMATION

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

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Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia, VT

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Biography

Coburn, Charles, son of Royal and Catherine (Rice) Coburn, was born in Fairfield, April 16, 1839. His early life was spent upon a farm and in attendance at the district schools of his native town. He went to New York state with his father's family, and in 1861 enlisted in the Twenty-second New York Infantry as a fifer, and served two years, when he re-enlisted in the Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery and served until the close of the war. .His entire service was with the Army of the Potomac.

He returned to Milton at the close of the war, and engaged in farming.

He married, July 15, 1866, Cornelia, daughter of Archibald and Rhoda (Wheeler) Perry, and they resided in Milton 14 years. Their only son, Frank C., was born there, June 9, 1867. Mr. Coburn moved to Georgia in 1879, to the village home now owned and occupied by the family.

Charles Coburn was an esteemed member of I. B. Richardson Post G. A. R., of Fairfax. Possessing rare musical gifts, by his long army practice he became on of the best fifers in the state, and was called upon far and near to render that music on memorial and anniversary occasions. He died, universally lamented by the entire community, June 12, 1905, leaving a widow and an only son.

Source: Jeffrey, William Hartley, Successful Vermonters: A modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties..., East Burke, Vt.: The Historical publishing company, 1907, pp. 271-272.

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