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Brackett, Richardson E.


Age: 20, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 4/3/63 (typhoid pneumonia)

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Birth: abt 1842, Stowe, VT
Death: 04/03/1863

Burial: Sterling Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 14288519


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Sterling Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Richardson Brackett

At the hospital of the 11th Vt. Regt., near Washington, Apr. 3rd Richardson R. Brackett, son of Isaac and Susan Brackett, of Stowe, aged 21 years.

" Another soldier gone, one who was held in high estimation both at home and in the army, for his Christian integrity and faithfulness. There is consolation and joy for us in the belief that he has been promoted to a higher service.

We almost hear the Master say " Well done good and faithful servant, thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 16 April 1863

Submitted by Deanna French.


From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.

March, 18th, 1864
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 their diseases and the date of their death:--

Richardson E. Brackett, Battery D, aged 20, of typhoid pneumonia -- sent home April3, 1863.

The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French