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Gorham, Charles E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 5th MA INF, 22nd MA INF
Service: enl 4/19/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 5th MA INF, 5/1/61, m/o 7/31/61; enl and m/i, SGT, Co. B, 22nd MA INF, 9/2/61, m/o 10/17/64 as 1SGT

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VITALS

Birth: 08/06/1842, Massachusetts
Death: 01/03/1916

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Main Ave. Section 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 138257866

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/5/1877; widow Henrietta B., 1/21/1916, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Unknown

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

Charles E. Gorham

Death has claimed another veteran of the Civil war in the passing Monday night at 7:L30 at his home on Portland street of Charles Edward Gorham. Mr. Gorham had been in failing health for the past year, and the end was not unexpected.

He was born in Boston, August 6, 1842, and educated in that city. At Lincoln's first call for troops he enlisted in the 5th Massachusetts infantry for three months. He re-enlisted at the expiration of his first term of service, going out with 22nd Massachusetts for three years. As first sergeant of Co. B, he rendered distinguished service to his country.

After the close of the war Mr. Gorham came to Barnet, where he made his home for a number of years. In 1869 he married Miss Henrietta L. Blodgett of Cabot. Sixteen years later they came to St. Johnsbury and Mr. Gorham until his retirement a few years ago was employed in the sealing room of the E. T. Fairbanks Co.

Three children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Gorham, Emily, wife of George Stone of Lunenburg, who died in 1912, Margaret, wife of T. A. Glaser of Boston, and Henry W. Gorham, of Philadelphia, Penn. The widow and two children survive with three grandsons, the children of Mr. Gorham of Philadelphia.

Mr. Gorham was a member of Chamberlin post and of the South Congregational church. His pastor, Rev. Paul Dwight Moody, will officiate at the funeral service held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the house. His Grand Army comrades will attend in a body and perform their ritual at the tomb in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

Mr. Gorham's daughter, Mrs. Glaser, reached here Monday afternoon and his son is expected for the funeral.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, January 5, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.