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Law, Benjamin


Age: 40, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/1836, Buffalo, NY, Co. G, 2nd US INF, dsrtd 8/2/1837, apprehended 8/4/37, drummed out of svc 9/24/1837 after court martial at Fort Hamilton, NY; enl 9/21/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, wdd, 5/6/62, dis/dsb, 8/1/62, Marine Hosp., Burlington, VT (gsw)

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Birth: abt 1808, Burlington, VT
Death: 06/24/1886

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Unmarked grave, next to his mother
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deborah Light
Findagrave Memorial #: 117726563


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: Notes below presumed to be this soldier.


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Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Various Burlington Brevities.

Benjamin Law, an old resident of Burlington, died last spring at the poor farm, having for some time been a town charge, and was buried on the farm. A few weeks before his death he had sought out his mother's grave in Elmwood Cemetery, and begged the sexton to place him beside her when his time came to be buried. The incident was published in the Burlington independent, and recently a subscription, headed by the name of Luman A. Drew, was raised to place his body in the place beside his mother. This has been done, and it is now further proposed to erect a tombstone in memory of the poor old man which shall bear his name and his request, "Bury me beside my mother."

Source: Argus and Patriot, 3 Nov 1886
Courtesy of Deb Light