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Stoughton, Augustus Ceasar

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/4/64, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 7/1/65, tr to Co. D, 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/05/1849, Winooski, VT
Death: 03/15/1930

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23462916

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/30/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Son of Alansing G. Stoughton. Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Thomas Foley, Collierville, TN

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

A. C. Stoughton

Augustus C. Stoughton, lifelong resident of this city, died very suddenly Saturday morning of an acute heart attack at the home of his son, Carl F. Stoughton, in North Charlestown, N.H., being ten days past his 81st birthday anniversary. While advanced in years, he had enjoyed his usual good health up to the past few days, but had not been confined to his bed, having spent an enjoyable evening among friends the evening before his death.

Augustus Caesar Stoughton was born in this city on March 5, 1849, the son of Alansing G. Stoughton and Mary Anne Deal, being the oldest of five children.

Keen patriotism resulted in his enlistment in Company L. 1st Vermont Cavalry on January 4, 1864, when was was not yet 16 years of age, and he followed his beloved commander, General William Wells, in the many combats of the 1st Vermont in support of Custer and Sheridan. his was an active part in the Civil War, as he was on the front immediately following enlistment with his famed organization. His engagements included Yellow Font, Meadow Brook, Haws Shop, Bolton Bridge, White Oak Swamp, Reams Station, Front Royal, Waynesboro, Cedar Creek, Spotsylvania and many others.

It was at Cedar Creek that his outstanding heroism in the capture of a piece of enemy artillery during the world renowned raid of Sheridan resulted in a citation for bravery when he was made corporal. He was again cited at the time of Kilpatrick's famous raid, when he saved unnumbered of his fellows from falling into enemy ambush.

He was present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court house, and before returning to be mustered out in August 9, 1865, he was in the review at Washington and proudly won one of the red flannel neckties made for the occasion by Mrs. Custer, the wife of his commander.

Mr. Stoughton for many years took a most active part in keeping together Stannard Post Number 2, Grand Army of the Republic in this city. He served as a commander of this organization seven terms and held this office when failing health made it imperative for him to resign. He served as department commander of the Department of Vermont, Grand Army of the Republic, during 1926-1927 and attended many of the national conventions of the Grand Army, in which his interest was always centered.

Mr. Stoughton helped organize the First Vermont Cavalry Reunion Society, served several times as president and at the time of his death was a member of the permanent committee of arrangements of this organization.

He was a member of the methodist Episcopal Church of this city and also of Green Mountain Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in which fraternity he had held office. In middle age Mr. Stoughton took an active part in the politics of Burlington.

Mr. Stoughton is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Calkins of Burlington; one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Foley of Bernardston, Mass.; by two sons, Carl F. Stoughton of North Charlestown, N. H., and Perley M. Stoughton of this city. He is also survived by seven grandchildren

The body was brought to the home of his son at 176 Ferguson avenue in this city yesterday and the funeral will be held from there Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in the family lot at Green Mount cemetery.

Source: Burlington Daily Times, 17 Mar 1930
Contributed by Thomas Foley, Augustus' great-grandson.