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Age: 38, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 1st US VET CORPS, VRC
Service: enl 1/20/62, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. F, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/1/63, tr to VRC 2/8/64, m/o 6/27/64; enl 3/29/65, Co. I, 7th Regt, Hancock's 1st A.C., m/o 3/29/66
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Birth: 1824, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 133263963
Alias?: Brewster, Silas
Pension?: Yes, as Sirell Bruseau, 7/8/1864, all units listed
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT, OH
(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: Listed as Sirel Bruseau at Dayton (OH) National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 6/6/1885 - 11/8/1887 and 1/20/1889 - 10/4/1889, page 13219; all three units listed; wife Agnes lived at 261 State Street, Albany, NY; Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
2nd Great Grandfather of Anthony Carroll, Arlington, VA
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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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Death at Soldiers' Home.
(Special to the Free Press.)
Bennington, May 9. -- Silas Brewster died to-day at the Soldiers' Home, aged 88 years. The deceased was a private in Co. F, 8th Vt. Vols. Death was caused by heart failure. He was admitted to the Home August 3, 1893, and has been cared for a greater part of the time in the hospital. He was quite badly wounded at Port Hudson in 1863, and was a noted character in the 8th Vt. His death is No. 131, burial in the Vermont Soldiers' Home cemetery.
Source: The Burlington Free Press, May 10, 1901
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
Silas Brewster (listed as Sirell Bruseau) was listed as an inmate at the Bennington Soldiers' Home in the 1900 Census.