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Cameron, Sylvester


Age: 25, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/22/62, PVT, Co. F, 6th VT INF, pr CPL 9/23/64, pr SGT 11/1/64, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 10/05/1835, Duxbury, VT
Death: 10/17/1913

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, 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, 11/12/1888, VT; widow Helen S., 11/3/1913, VT
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


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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Well-Known Barre Man and Veteran of Civil War Dead.

Sylvester Cameron, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the Washington County Veteran’s Association, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander Coburn, 8 Orange street, last evening at 6:40 o’clock, death following a paralytic shock which he suffered in July, 1912, which was preceded by a similar attack in the previous June. He leaves his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Coburn and Mrs. Merrill Williams of North Craftsbury. Four brothers and a sister survive, as follows: Cornelius Cameron of Hudson, Mass.; J. C. Cameron of Rutherford,. N. J.; and S. K. Cameron and A. M. Cameron North Calais, and Mrs. Sarah J. Darling of Morrisville. He leaves two grandchildren, Miss Maude E. Coburn and John Cameron Coburn, both of Barre.

Mr. Cameron was born in Duxbury October 5, 1835. Much of his boyhood was spent in his native town, and April 21, 1859, he married Helen S. Warren of Worcester. Three years later he enlisted from Washington county in the Sixth Vermont regiment of volunteers, Company F, a regiment which was recruited by Governor Fairbanks at the urgent request of Secretary of War Stanton. Mr. Cameron served three years with his regiment and followed the colors through the battles of Cold Harbor, Spottsylvania Courthouse, Antietam, Cedar Creek and Gettysburg. His regiment was in the thick of the Wilderness campaign. He was mustered into service August 15, 1862, and received his honorable discharge at the close of the war, after three years of service, during a part of which he was connected with the regimental transportation department.

In 1881 Mr. Cameron came to Barre to reside. With his wife he lived for many years with Mrs. Coburn. By occupation he was a farmer, although he had attained proficiency in other trades while a resident of Barre. Funeral service will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Rev. J.B. Reardon officiating, assisted by Rev. W. J. m. Beattie. The interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery.

Source: Barre Times, October 18, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.