Age: 18, credited to Londonderry, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1844, Londonderry, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
Head Quarters, first Brigade
defending Washington, north of the
Potomac. 11 Reg Vt. Vols. Fort Slocom
Dec. 5, 1862
I recieved your letter of the 17th in
good time and was glad to hear from you.
My health is very good and I hope this
may find you enjoying the same.
We are situated about 5 miles from
the city of Washington. We are at work
building barracks. We have got it
nearly done. It snows here tonight.
It is about half rain. The ground is
all mud. I suppose you are going to school
now. You must tend to the school
marm this winter. I wish I was there to
go with you. We would have a good time.
Does Chandler go this winter? Elmer
goes I suppose, and Gilmore. Do you play
Ball any this winter? I remember how we
used to play. Does Varanca make you toe
the mark? What did you do Thanks-
giving? Is there any skating there yet?
We did not do any thing here
till evening. We had a dance in the
street. One of the men played on a fiddle.
We had potatoes and Beef steak for
dinner. The Boys are all pretty well.
We are making pipes and rings. Rice has
skedadled. He went away Saturday
and has not been seen since.
I guess we ain't any of us sorry.
I went out on Picket the other night.
Went out one night and come back the
next, but did not see any Rebels.
One man from a Company has to go out
I want you and Elmer to write me a
long letter. Write all the news
and every thing you can think of.
Write how you like the school &
what the boys are doing doen at the
Village. Tell Chandler to write to
me. I don't think of anymore to write.
This is mostly the time for roll call.
We have to all go out at 8 A.M. and
answer to our name and the same in
the evening. Give my best to all who
I still remain your friend,
Source: The Ed Italo Collection, First Vermont Brigade Memorabilia.
FROM THE 11TH REGIMENTLamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,
MR. EDITOR -- Below is a record of all the deaths that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with the disease, and the date of their death.
Horace Buxton, Battery G., aged 18 years, of typhoid fever -- sent home April 3, 1863.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.
W. J. Cheney
Courtesy of Deanna French