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Age: 26, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 10/4/62, PVT, Co. E, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: 1835, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 19672774
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19/1888, VT; widow Flavy, 11/9/1909, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
3rd Great Grandfather of Michelle Smith, Wilder, VT
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Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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VICIOUS HORSE KILLED HIM
Bartholomew Coutermarsh Had Not Heeded Warning
RIBS OVER HEART CRUSHED
Blacksmith Had Refused to Shoe the Animal and Had Warned the Owner That He Would Be Killed Some Day.
St. Albans, July 10. - True to the prediction of the blacksmith who had refused to shoe the victims animal, Bartholomew Coutermarsh of St. Albans Bay was killed by his horse yesterday afternoon. The animal was so unmanageable that the blacksmith had told Mr. Coutermarsh that he would some time kill his owner; but Mr. Coutermarsh did not heed the warning and continued to use the horse.
Yesterday afternoon at five o'clock Mr. Coutermarsh started to enter the animal's stall and the horse crushed out his life against the side of the stall. The victim dropped dead immediately, three ribs over the heart having been crushed in. The lifeless body was found in this stall.
Mr. Coutermarsh was 74 years of age leaves a wife and one son, Bartholomew Coutermarsh of Northampton, Mass., and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Larose of St. Albans Bay.
Source: Barre Daily Times, July 10, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.