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Clark, Sylvester


Age: 20, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/4/64, m/i 8/4/64, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 06/1842, Rochester, VT
Death: 02/14/1918

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 167340899


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/12/1887, VT; widow Laura M., 3/8/1918,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

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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Pleasant View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Sylvester Clark

Sylvester Clark was born June 1, 1842 in Goshen. He enlisted in the fall of 1862 in Co. A, of the 16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He reenlisted August 4, 1864 in Co. H, 11th VVI. Sylvester was a "West-R-Boy" who Ransom Towle notes as one of his "molasses" customers.

On returning from the Virginia battlefields, Sylvester had a farm on the north-facing mountains in Bingo, known as South Hancock. Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, Vermont, for 1883-84, lists Sylvester C. Clark as living on Road 45, a teamster and breeder of Merino sheep, with a flock of forty sheep, five cows, and a sugar orchard with 300 trees on 200 acres.

Sylvester married Ransom's sister Laura after the war. They lived on a connector road off Road 45 in Bingo, where Sylvester was a teamster who bred Merino sheep. Their son Walter became a doctor with a practice in Lamoille, Vermont. Had Laura's brother lived, Sylvester would have been Lieut. Ransom Towle's brother-in-law.

Sylvester died on 14 Feb 1918, and was buried in Randolph, Orange Co., Vermont, beside his wife Laura.

Contributed by Joe Schenkman.