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Templeton, Robinson

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 31, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, 10/4/61 (10/15/61), resgd 2/17/62; comn CPT, Co. I, 11th VT INF, 8/13/62 (9/3/62), pr MAJ 5/23/65 (6/2/65), m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/09/1830, Williamstown, VT
Death: 03/20/1890

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 81409862

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Emily, 3/31/1890, VT
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Charles E. Pollard, Monrovia, CA

3rd Great Granduncle of Gary E. Wright, Huddleston, VA

2nd Great Grandfather of Harold Templeton, Hoffman Estates, IL

2nd Great Grandfather of Kerstin A. Templeton, Canton, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Steven Lewis Hirt, Phoenix, AZ

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

Ed Italo Collection

Obituary

WORCESTER

Maj. Robinson Templeton, a native of Worcester, died at his home in Williamstown Thursday and was buried here Sunday the G. A. R. Post and members of Co. I 11th Vt., Co. H, 6th, and Co. A, 8th, acting as escort, and bearers. The funeral was largely attended. Elder Warren preached an excellent sermon. Templeton entered the service as first lieutenant of Co. H, 6th Vt. Vols., October, 1861, and resigned on account of ill health, February, 1862. In July and August of 1862 he recruited Co. I of the 11th, and was elected captain and served as such until the spring of 1865, when he was promoted major. He was mustered out June 23, 1865. He was not an ornamental soldier; he despised ‘red tape,' But in caring for his men in camp or on the march, and getting them well to the front, and staying with them in battle he was excelled by no man in that regiment of in the old brigade. He distinguished himself on many occasions; the capture of the battery at the Turnbull House, April 2, 1865, the first union man to reach the guns was Capt. Templeton. He had been poorly many years but at last was confined to his bed but a few days. He was 50 years old and leaves a widow and six children; three brothers and three sisters survive him.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 27, 1890.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.