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Fairbrother, Edson Thomas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Coventry, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, d/dis 12/5/61

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Coventry, VT
Death: 12/05/1861

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Orleans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Orleans, VT

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Edson T. Fairbrother

LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: JAN. 17, 1862

A SOLDIERS DEATH AND FUNERAL

Edson T. Fairbrother, aged 23 years, of Company D, 6th regiment of Vermont volunteers, died at Camp Griffin, Va., Dec. 5th, 1861. His remains were returned to his friends in Coventry, and buried at Barton Landing the 15th instant, with appropriate funeral services. Sermon by Rev. A.J. Copeland, a copy of which was requested by the friends for publication. A very large concourse of people was present, being estimated by good judges to number from 800 to 1000 persons. Hundreds were obliged to leave the church who could not gain an enterance.The services were conducted in connection with military honors, which added much interest to the occasion. The Irasburg Brass Band was in attendance and discoursed solemn martial music. The Coventry uniformed militia were also present with arms, insignia, equipments &c., which added a striking feature to the occasion. After the coffin was lowered to its fimal resting place, there were three discharges of musketry over the grave in honor of the deceased.

Submitted by Deanna French.