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Ordway, Charles H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/8/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. G, 8th VT INF, pr CPL 11/1/64, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1845, Norwich, VT
Death: 10/13/1869

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 57
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119422760

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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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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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Obituary

The Central. -- Never since the construction of the Central railroad has it suffered as in the late freshets. The cars are now running over some four or five miles of trestle work, where the road bed has been washed away. The trains now make their through trips with the exception of carrying by at the Ridley bridge. About 150 men are now at work on this bridge, and it is expected that it will be ready for the cars to run over by to-morrow. Timber enough to build two bridges has been washed away since the freshet of two weeks ago The water is now fourteen feet deep, and the current runs swift, nothwithstanding it has fallen about ten feet since Thursday. The body of Mr. Charles Ordway, who was drowned on Wednesday in endeavoring to cross the river at Ridley's bridge, was recovered on Friday some ten miles below, at the "checkered house" in Richmond, deeply imbedded in the sand. Mr. Ordway had been in the employ of the Central road about three years, was 24 years old, and resided in Chelsea.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, 20 Oct 1869
Courtesy of Deb Light