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Parmenter, Benjamin F.


Age: 29, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, red, dsrtd 9/1/62, rtnd n.d., dis/dsb 1/1/63

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Birth: 07/12/1832, Canada
Death: 01/17/1896

Burial: New Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT
Marker/Plot: 28
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 97829751


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/25/1880; widow Polly B., 3/6/1896, 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: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


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New Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT

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Benjamin F. Parmenter

Rutland Daily Herald, Jan. 20, 1896

MECHANICSVILLE - Mount Holly lost a prominent man and [illegible] citizen in the death last Friday of Benjamin F. Parmenter. Mr. Parmenter was born in Canada July 12, 1832, and was brought to Mount Holly when a child of three years and always had him home there, [illegible] short time spent in the West only [illegible]. When the war broke out he enlisted in company I, 2d Vermont regiment and at the first battle of Bull Run contracted disease because of exposure from which he never fully recovered. The immediate cause of death was Bright's disease, from which he had suffered acutely for months. He had [illegible] [illegible] been postmaster of this village.
Mr. Parmenter married Polly Tarbell of Mount Holly, who survives him, with one son, E.C. Parmenter of Wallingford. The funeral [illegible] held at the Baptist church here [illegible], Rev. Mr. Maxham of Ludlow officiating. [Condition of microfilmed newspaper extremely poor]

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.