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Age: 28, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 1833, Berkshire, VT
Burial: Berkshire Cemetery, Berkshire, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/17/1879; widow Mary L., 8/21/1889, VT
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Berkshire Cemetery, Berkshire, VT
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HANSON BURLESON He was of the Berkshire boys and enlisted September 4, 1862, and joined the Bakersfield Company. Was born in 1834 and it will be seen was one of the older members of Company G. A native of Berkshire and educated in the common schools of Vermont. His occupation was a farmer, and like most of the middle class seemed to be filled with patriotism that impelled him to volunteer that his country might not be overthrown and the awful and wicked institution of human slavery extended all over the land so dearly bought by the patriots of 1776. He was a respected citizen and a model soldier, reserved in his conversation and association, mingled but little with only his tentmates. He was upright, honest and ready at all times to do his duty. Ever obedient and courteous to his superiors, and kind and generous to his comrades and unusually sympathetic toward all in sickness and distress. He acquitted himself with honor on all occasions. He served his full term and was mustered out with his regiment July 21, 1863, and returned to his home and resumed his occupation and place in society and died respected by his friends and neighbors and now sleeps in the wayside cemetery in his native town and a modest headstone marks the grave of this noble hero of the Republic. And once a year on Memorial Day his surviving comrades, neighbors, friends and citizens here repair and on his lowly grave scatter the early flowers of spring and raise above his resting place the Stars and Stripes, the flag of his country that he followed on the march and in battle. He offered his all in defence of the union.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 639
Hanson Burleson, a veteran of the Thirteenth Vt. Vols., who was once carried into the "dead house" as dead, but to the astonishment of all recovered to work hard for twenty-five years, died on Sunday last after a six months illness.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 18, 1889
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.