Age: 21, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/17/63, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 7/24/65, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 06/29/1845, Ferrisburgh, VT
Burial: Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/6/1890, VT; widow Kate, 11/13/1915, VT
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)
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
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Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
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St. Albans Daily Messenger
Oct. 21, 1915
Was a Veteran of the Civil War
Sedgwick Preston, aged 70 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday evening at his home in Ferrisburgh after a lingering illness. Mr. Preston enlisted at the American House, Vergennes, December 4, 1863, and was taken to Bristol to join his company. He was mustered into the United States service as a private in Company E. 11th Regt., Vt. Vols. He was promoted to corporal and was in every engagement from Winchester to the close of the war.
Of Co. E, Charles Porter, formerly of Ferrisburgh, now of Grinnel, Iowa, becomes, so far as known, the last surviving member of the original company.
Mr. Preston is survived by his wife and two children, William, of Monkton, and Mrs. Chester Hawkins of Ferrisburgh. Mr. Preston had been successful as a farmer, was a large apiary, and had devoted much time to purchasing furs from trappers and hunters.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.