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Briggs, Charles H.


Age: 22, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USCI
Service: drafted, Whitehall, NY, 7/14/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd USCI, 11/11/63, Arlington, VA, to date to 7/14/63, pr CORP 2/5/65, m/o 1/5/66, Key West, FL

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Birth: 03/07/1841, Fair Haven, VT
Death: 09/21/1916

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 184487187


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/10/1888, VT
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: Died in Castleton. Interesting notation in CMSR - "Free on or before April 19th '61"


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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Service Record

First Vermont-born African American soldier that we know was promoted to Corporal. Born in Vermont, but resident of and drafted in White Hall, NY. Check out the engagements listed at the bottom of the card.

CMSR card


Death of C. H. Briggs, a Veteran.

Charles Henry Briggs died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gates, in North Poultney at 9 o'clock Thursday morning of a complication of diseases. He was 75 years old and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Gates of North Poultney, Mrs. Truman Kilbourn of Whitehall and Miss Nina Briggs of Rutland. He was a Civil War veteran, having been a member of company G, 2d U.S. colored troops. He was a member of Post Bosworth, No. 53, G.A.R. of this place. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gates. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery.

Source: Rutland Herald, 22 Sep 1916.
Courtesy of Rosario Barber Naramore Castranovo.

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