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Dewey, Edwin Elliott


Age: 29, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. F, 11th VT INF, Pvt, Co. F, 11th VT INF, sick, 1/63lung fever, Washington, in hospital 3 weeks, pr ARTIF 1/23/64, mwia, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64 (knee), d/wds 8/7/64 David's Island hosp., NY Harbor

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Birth: 02/20/1834, Berlin, VT
Death: 08/07/1864

Burial: Dewey-Wright Cemetery, Berlin, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 84713660


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow clara, 9/22/1864; minor, 8/29/1872
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

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


Great Grandfather of Douglas Haeuber, Princeton, NJ

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Dewey-Wright Cemetery, Berlin, VT

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Edwin E. Dewey

EDWIN E. DEWEY, enlisted at the edge of 29, at Greensboro, Aug.8, '62, in Co. F., 11th Reg; mustered Sept. 1 at Brattleboro; remained until taken sick with lung fever, at Washington, Jan.'63 sent to the regimental hospital, returning to his company at the expiration of 3 weeks, promoted to artificer, June 23, '64; received a grape shot in the knee at Cold Harbor, June 30, '64, which shattered the bones above and below the knee; immediately sent to White House, amputation performed, thence to David's Island, N.Y.Harbor; suffered most excruciating pain from gangrene having set in; Died Aug.7'64, leaving a wife ( a sister of Seth Somers), and 2 children.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:222

Submitted by: Deanna French.