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Sherwin, Oscar W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 36, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. D, 16th VT INF, 8/29/62 (10/12/62), resgd 12/26/62

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VITALS

Birth: 11/10/1825, Grafton, VT
Death: 10/06/1898

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 378
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 14163730

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/23/1890, VT; widow Ellen J., 11/1/1898, NH
Portrait?: 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: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Obituary

Death of O. W. Sherwin

Oscar W Sherwin, 73, died at his home, 31 South Main street, Thursday morning. He was a son of Jonathan and Margaret Christy Sherwin of Grafton, where he was born Nov. 10, 1825. He came to Brattleboro in 1864 and has lived here the greater part of the time since. He was among the oldest employees of the Estey Organ company. He was a member of Company D, Sixteenth Vermont regiment, and of Sedgwick post, G.A.R., of Brattleboro. He is survived by a wife and daughter, Mrs. P. E. Polland of Waltham, Mass., a brother, Solon Sherwin of Springfield, this state, three nephews, Christy Sherwin of Dallas, Texas, C. H. Cambridge, principal of the Peacham (Vt) academy and Prof. W. H. Cambridge of St. Mark's school, Southboro, Mass. Mr. Sherwin was highly esteemed by all who had acquaintance with him. Unassuming in manner, he held his friends by force of upright character, being well informed from careful reading and possessing a retentive memory his conversation as such that as would leave a lasting impression for good. Later years have brought him much ill health. Careful nursing by a faithful wife has alone given to him his three score years and 10.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, October 7, 1898
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.