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Towsley, Linus M.


Age: 18, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, mwia, 4/30/62, d/wds 5/1/62

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Birth: 04/02/1843, Bennington, VT
Death: 05/01/1862

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 38493913


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Maria, 6/24/1880
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.


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Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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Three men of Co. A, 2d Vermont, were killed on the 7th inst., above Yorktown while out skirmishing. Their names are Linus Towslee of North Bennington, Louis Wood of Readsboro and Lucius Carpenter of Dorset. Wood and Carpenter were shot near the heart and killed instantly, and Towlsee lived but two hours.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, May 15, 1862.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.