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Searles, Chester W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, SGT, Co. G, 13th VT INF, pr 2LT, Co. I, 1/22/63 (2/2/62), m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 08/20/1830, Berkshire, VT
Death: 11/11/1908

Burial: West Berkshire Cemetery, Berkshire, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 19749013

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/6/1883, VT; widow Emeline s., 9/20/1916, Canada
Portrait?: 13th History, VHS Collections
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

West Berkshire Cemetery, Berkshire, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

Biography

SECOND LIEUTENANT CHESTER W. SEARLES was sergeant in Company G, and acting with the ambulance corps was promoted January 22, 1863, and assigned to Company I, which company well knowing that there was plenty of good timber for commissioned offices in its own ranks did not give the young lieutenant a very warn reception or very cordial treatment. But by strict attention to business he soon gained their confidence and after commanding the Company through the battle of Gettysburg he always had a warm place in the hearts of the members of Company I. He has followed railroad mail service and farming since the war, and has for a long time resided at Berkshire, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 672

Obituary for Chester W. Searles (Aged 78)Obituary for Chester W. Searles (Aged 78) Thu, Nov 19, 1908 – Page 10 · The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont) · Newspapers.com