Backus, Charles C.
Age: 24, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/23/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. G, 6th VT INF, comn 2LT, 6/14/62 (6/14/62), pr 1LT, 11/1/62 (11/1/62), m/o 10/28/64 (6' 4" tall!)
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Birth: 1837, Sherburne, VT
Burial: West Street Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 34324513
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Eliza W., 5/21/1885, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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)
2nd Great Granduncle of Mark Backus, Bristol, VT
2nd Great Granduncle of David Backus, Elmira, NY
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West Street Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Charles Backus, an employee at the Central Vermont car shops, Rutland, while undressing on Tuesday night, got his feet tangled in his pantaloons, and fell backward into a chair in which was set, bottom side up, a common bar-room tumbler, of small size. Mr. Backus' weight is about 240 pounds, and in his fall struck the glass squarely with his lower bowel or rectum, and with such force as to drive the tumbler so far inside as to prevent its being dislodged from its very singular and painful position. A counsel of physicians was called and the next morning the tumbler was turned from its position and removed, but the patient died in the afternoon.
Source: Vermont Standard, April 16, 1874
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.