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Sherman, Lewis H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/20/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. E, 7th VT INF, m/o 8/30/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1835, Canada
Death: 1899

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: 74
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French/Barb Baraw
Findagrave Memorial #: 162639735

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/19/1869
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Lewis Sherman

Killed Himself

Lewis Sherman, who resides with his nephew, Ed Jacobs, on the place recently purchased of Newell Whitney, of Wolcott, committed suicide on Monday by shooting himself. He was in the Village of Wolcott Monday morning, mailed several letters and returning home took his gun, informing his niece that he was going to kill himself and started up the road toward the village. At a distance of about one half mile from the house and near what is known as Fort Hill he stepped out beside the road and fired the fatal shot which terminated his earthly career. From letters which he has written, etc. he appears to have become despondent and took this way of putting an end to his existence, which he could not endure. He was a widower and about 70 years old. The gun with which he shot himself was a Springfield musket, one which he had carried through the war. Added Remark: Lewis Sherman enlisted in Johnson Vt. Dec. 20, 1861 and mustered out Aug. 30, 1864. He served with Vt's 7th Reg., Co. E.

Source: News & Citizen, Oct. 18th, 1899

Submitted by Deanna French.