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Brush, Charles H.


Age: 23, credited to Fairfax, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i PVT, Co. K, 9/1/62, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 11/5/62, pr SGT 8/16/63, pr 1SGT 1/18/64, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, prld 12/10/64, comn 2LT 9/2/64 (10/24/64), tr to Co. L, 5/31/65, tr to Co. B, 6/24/65, pr 1LT 6/26/65 (7/10/65), m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 09/12/1839, Cambridge, VT
Death: 06/06/1923

Burial: Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/8/1881, VT; widow name?, 6/25/1923, 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


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Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection



FAIRFAX, June 14. - The funeral of Charles H. Brush was largely attended at his late home Sunday afternoon. The Rev. J. O. Long officiated. Between forty and fifty members of Lamoille Lodge F. And A. M. Attended in a body and conducted the services at the grave. The Rev. Mr. Russell sounded taps at the close of the Masonic service. There were many beautiful flowers from friends and societies. Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Brush of Littleton, N. H., Mr. and Mrs. P. Cleveland and son of Montpelier, Mrs. Emma Pease, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Barney, Mrs. F. Wait and Leonard Pease of Swanton, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Tilley of Burlington, Mrs. D. Riley of Essex Junction, Mrs. L. J. Morton and Mrs. Cushing of St. Albans, Mr. and Mrs. C. Brush of Cambridge, Charles H. Brush was born in Cambridge August 12, 1839 and died in Fairfax June 6, 1923. At the age of one year his parents moved to Fairfax where he spent the remainder of his life. On August 7, 1862 he enlisted in Co. K, 11th Vermont Volunteers and with John Howard, the only known survivor of that company. He was taken prison and was confined in Andersonville prison from June 23, 1863 until Dec 18, 1864. He was mustered out Aug. 26, 1865. Mr. Brush married Miss Sarah J. Roberts, Nov. 12, 1866 and to them three sons were born, the late Silas Warner Brush, Charles Wesley Brush of California and Larkin Roberts Brush of Littleton, N. H. Mrs. Brush died April 1886 and on Sept. 15, 1886 he married Miss Lucilla Marvin who survives him.

For many years he lived on his farm on the St. Albans road later coming to the village to live. Mr. Brush was greatly interested in the public schools and was one of the trustees of Bellows Free Academy for 15 years, being on the board when the school was opened. He has been a member of the Methodist church since 1871 having held the office of Sunday school superintendent, church steward secretary of the official board and church treasurer.

Source: Burlington Daily News, June 14, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.