Westman, Orson C.
Age: 19, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/25/61, m/i 6/20/61, PVT, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 9/1/62, reen 1/31/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, pr SGT 9/1/64, pr 1SGT 2/8/65, comn 2LT, 6/7/65 (6/28/65), m/o 7/15/65 as 1SGT
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Birth: 1842, Vermont
Burial: Hopkins Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1890, VT; widow Delia, 6/29/1896, VT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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CAMBRIDGE MAN DROPS DEAD
Cambridge, Vt., Feb. 4. - Orson Westman, a prosperous farmer and prominent Grand Army man, living in the south part of the town, dropped dead of heart disease in his yard this morning while looking after his cattle.
Lieut. Westman went to the front at the first call for troops, enlisting in the Second Vermont infantry when under 18 years of age and after serving three years, re-enlisted in the same regiment and served until the close of the war. He was in every engagement in which the regiment was engaged, coming out without a scratch or loss of days' service and for faithful service was promoted and mustered out as second lieutenant. He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter to mourn his loss, along with a host of sympathizing comrades and friends.
Source: Burlington Free Press, February 5, 1896.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.