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Wait, Benjamin F.


Age: 39, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. E, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 06/21/1823, Windsor, VT
Death: 06/23/1903

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 75161058


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/2/1879
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
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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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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BENJAMIN F. WAIT was from the town of Stowe. Was head cook for Company E. Mustered out July 21st, 1863. Died June 23rd, 1903 at Stowe.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 560



The death of Benjamin F. Wait, an old and respected citizen of Stowe, occurred at the residence of H. W. Warren on Tuesday, June 22. Mr. Wait has been in feeble health for a long time but was as well as usual until within a few hours of his death. The funeral will be held at Mr. Warren's residence Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. I. P. Booth of Morrisville will officiate. The bearers will be H. W. Warren, Ira Munn, O. F. Gerry and S. T. Fuller. The burial will be made at River Bank cemetery. Mr. Wait was about 80 years of age. He was born in Windsor but has been for many years a resident of this vicinity. He was a veteran of Co. E, 13th Vermont regiment. His wife was Elizabeth Shaw, and has been dead for several years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harrison Goodale of Morristown. The G.A.R. Post will attend the funeral.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 25, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.