Age: 21, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 10/20/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64
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Birth: 09/12/1840, Wardsboro, VT
Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121226403
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/30/1880; widow Abbie J., 12/22/1915, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
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The Lte John Ramsdell
John Ramsdell, 75, died I his home on South Main street Wednesday, Nov. 17, after an illness of several weeks following a long period of failing health. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving in the 8th Vermont regiment. He was the last surviving member of his family, his only brother dying Oct. 13 in Worcester, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Ramsdell celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage Sept. 12. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Herbert of this town and two grand-daughters.
The funeral was held at the house Sunday and the burial took place I the family lot in Thompsonburg cemetery. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers... Members of Hooker post, G.A.R., of which he was a member, and Campt Foster, Sons of Veterans, attended in a body. The Sons of Veterans were bearers. He was buried with military honors conducted by the Sons of Veterans.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, 27 Nov 1915
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux