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Burnham, Luther


Age: 20, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 2/26/65, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 09/07/1842, Williamstown, VT
Death: 11/10/1935

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Washington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/3/1870
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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Maple Hill Cemetery, Washington, VT

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Was Paid At Washington When Luther Burnham Laid To Rest.

Washington, Nov. 12. A flag bedecked grave will mark the last resting place of Luther Burnham, last Civil war veteran of this town who participated in 20 battles of the war between the states.

Prayer service was held from the home he loved here at 12:30 Sunday, followed by funeral services in the church at 2 o'clock. Rev. C.A. Simmons presided and the church was filled with townspeople and friends who knew Mr. Burnham during his long life here. Miss Dagmar Simmons played "Nearer My God To Thee" on the organ at the beginning and conclusion of the service. The service was lent impressiveness by the large number of floral tributes.

Bearers were J.E. Leonard, Clarence Reede, Roy McLeod, Robert Blake, F.H. Blake and Carl Downing. Burial was in the family lot in the Washington cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, November 12, 1935
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.