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Bancroft, Charles Edgar


Age: 32, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. I, 13th VT INF, 9/23/62 (10/4/62), resgd 1/8/63

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Birth: 06/11/1830, Montpelier, VT
Death: 02/01/1879

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 530
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54441254


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/7/1873
Portrait?: 13th History, USAHEC off-site
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


FIRST LIEUTENANT CHARLES E. BANCROFT was an officer well liked by his men, but on account of ill health he resigned January 15, 1863, and died a few years later from disabilities received in the service.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 672


Charles Edgar Bancroft, the son of Aaron and Anna (Foster) Bancroft, was born in Montpelier, Vermont, June 11, 1830. He conducted a successful business in tin and hardware, stoves, plumbing, etc. He had a mechanical turn of mind, and several devices which he invented were patented. He was first lieutenant of Company I, Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, during the Civil War. In politics he was a Democrat. He was a member of the Unitarian church. He married Diann, daughter of Thomas Thomas, March 15, 1849. She was born in Georgia, Vermont, May 16, 1825, and died June 26, 1855. He married, second, Julia Ann Hawley of Waterbury, Vermont, October 1, 1857; she died August 15, 1869. He married, third, Augusta N. Gould, of Montpelier, February 1, 1872; she died February 28, 1878. He died at Montpelier, February 1, 1879. His children, all by his first marriage, were: Edwin Christopher, born September 23, 1851, and died June 11, 1852, at Montpelier; Charles DeForest, born at Montpelier, Vermont, May 17, 1853; twin sons, born at Hyde Park in June, 1854, lived but a few days; Alice D., born at Waterbury, Vermont, June 25, 1855, resides at St. Albans, and never married.

Source: Hiram Carleton, "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont," New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1903, i:701-2.


Charles E. Bancroft, who died at the residence of his son in Montpelier last Saturday morning, was born in Montpelier, being the youngest son of the late Aaron Bancroft, and, with the exception of a residence of five years at Waterbury and nearly the same period at St. Johnsbury, had always resided here, at one time doing business as one of the firm name of Spear & Bancroft. He served during a portion of the rebellion with credit to himself, being the fist Lieutenant of Co. I, 13th Vermont regiment. He was a man of considerable ingenuity, and invented numerous articles of tinman's tools, several of which he patented. Beside all this, he was a Democrat who could be relied on.

Source: Argus and Patriot, 5 Feb 1879
Courtesy of Deanna French