"During the war of the Rebellion Rochester furnished 197 men, 153 of whom were residents of the town, and $38,474.65 in cash. In 1868 the town erected a beautiful monument of Barre, Vt., granite, at the village, in honor of her brave sons who lost their lives in the war. The following is a list of the names engraved on the same:-
Lieutenant Colonel - Henry A. Eaton.
Lieutenant - Ransom M. Towle.
Lieutenant - Charles G. Newton.
Sergeant - Varnum B. Whitney.
Sergeant - Erastus W. Ward.
Corporal - Charles C Beckwith.
Source: Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and business directory of Windsor County, Vt., for 1883-84, pp. 204-205.
Photograph courtesy of Susan Peden, Sheldon Museum, Middlebury.