Osborn, Orlando Samuel
Age: 23, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, MSCN, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 08/11/1839, Ludlow, VT
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Weston, VT
Marker/Plot: Section B, Row 37, #3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 193232754
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/17/1880
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: Died in Londonderry, orignally buried there, but reinterred in Maple Grove, Weston, 12/31/1931, according to Weston Town Clerk
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Former Ludlow man Civil War Veteran Dies at Ninety-Two
Legion Conducts Funeral at Daughter's Home - Ludlow People Attend
Orlando S. Osborn, a native of Ludlow, and the last Civil War veteran living in the town of Londonderry, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Pratt, in the latter town May 31,at the age of 92.
Mr. Osborn was born August 11, 1839, in Ludlow, the son of James Byron and Lucy Ross Osborn. He attended Black River academy. In 1860, he married Mary Fletcher of Plymouth, who died in March 1905. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Carrie Pratt of this town, and Leon Osborn of North Attleboro, Mass.
In 1862, he enlisted in Company C, 16th Vermont Volunteers, as a drummer for nine months, but was in service for a year and took active part in the Battle of Gettysburg, and helped carry the wounded from the field.
He took a great interest in all public affairs. He was a charter member of the P. H. Sheridan post in Weston and also leader of the band for several years. While living in Weston he and his father owned and operated the old grist mill. Later moving to this town, he ran the saw mill, now owned by Williams brothers.
He was a leading member of the old Londonderry Dramatic club and sung in the church choir for many years. He lost his eyesight 32 years ago. This affliction came on one night, and for many years after this he led the Memorial Day procession and helped decorate his comrades' graves. He was always cheerful and interested in all affairs of town. He had been in failing health for the past year and had been cared for by his daughter and family.
He is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Mrs. Lula Laurence and Nelson Laurence of Simonsville, Mrs. Gertrude Gardner, Olive and Ross Hutchins of this town, and Earl and John Osborn of North Attleboro, Mass.
The funeral services were Tuesday at 2 p. m., at his home, Rev. M. Montgomery of Weston officiating. Burial was in the family lot at Weston. The military service at the grave was conducted by the Robert T. Shepardson post, American Legion of South Londonderry.
Source: The Vermont Tribune (Ludlow, Vermont) June 10, 1931
Courtesy of Deb Light.