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Parkhurst, Sherman W.


Age: 28, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, 5/22/61 (5/22/61), resgd 11/9/61; enl 2/4/62, m/i 2/12/62, 4SGT, Co. I, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/20/62

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Birth: About 1833, Poultney, VT
Death: 12/14/1897

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/2/1878, VT; widow Fannie W., 12/27/1897, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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: 1890 Census shows service in both units


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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John Gibson Collection



Sherman W. Parkhurst died, Tuesday the 14th inst., of heart disease, aged 64 years. Mr. Parkhurst was conductor on the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad at the outbreak of the war and immediately returned to Vermont and was appointed lieutenant of Co. I, 2d Vermont Vols., on May 22, 1861. Resigning Nov. 9, 1861, he enlisted as sergeant in Co. I, 7th Vt, serving under Gen. Butler at New Orleans, and was discharged for disability in 1862. He was conductor on the Rutland & Burlington railroad for many years, coming here in 1871 as conductor on the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain road, and continuing in the service until a year ago, when ill health compelled him to resign. He was a prominent Royal Arch mason and one of the “big four” of Palestine commandery who attracted so much attention at the Knights Templar triennial at Boston, in 1895, and at Newburyport. As a comrade of Chamberlin Post, G.A.R., he was well known throughout the state. A widow and two daughters survive. The funeral was held Friday.

Source: Vermont Journal, December 25, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.