Adams, Benjamin Henry
Age: 19, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF, 2nd VT LARTY, 1st VT HARTY CO
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 8/5/64, m/i 8/5/64, Pvt, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, tr to 1st VHAC, 3/1/65, m/o 7/28/65
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Birth: 02/17/1843, Waitsfield, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kim Whitcomb
Findagrave Memorial #: 119370955
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/16/1869; widow Eunice A., 11/19/1909, VT
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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Chelsea. - Benjamin Henry Adams, who has been an invalid for quite a number of years and who has failed rapidly of late, died Sunday afternoon at his home on South Main street, at the age of sixty-six years and eight months. Mr. Adams was a veteran in the late war, having been a member of Co. D, 12rg Vermont Volunteers, enlisting Aug. 22, 1862, and was mustered out July 14, 1863. After the war, he followed the vocation of farming until about twenty-two years ago when he began to lose his eyesight. For twenty-one years he had been totally deprived of sight, during which long night he has been tenderly cared for by his devoted wife who was Eunice Scribner, daughter of the late Hackett Scribner and wife, and who survives him, with three children; one son, Benjamin H. Adams, jr., of this town and two daughters, Mrs. Evarts P. Brown of Vershire and Mrs. Frank E. Bixby of Chelsea.
Source: Barre Daily Times, November 9, 1909.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.