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Baxter, Stephen William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/21/62, m/i 9/22/62, PVT, Co. D, 6th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to VRC 10/5/64, m/o 9/25/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1838, Glover, VT
Death: 06/06/1896

Burial: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: R34/174
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Findagrave Memorial #: 112860443

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/23/1866; yes, widow/check/
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: None

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Gravestone

Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

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Obituary

Barton

The following from a Washington paper announces the death of Stephen W. Baxter, brother of Hiram Baxter of this place: "Stephen W. Baxter, superintendent of Battle ground Cemetery, just beyond Brightwood, died of paralysis at his home at 8 o'clock last night, after an illness of several months. He was surrounded by his wife and three of his children when life passed away. Mr. Baxter was a veteran of the late war, and was well known in Grand Army circles, having at one time been commander of Logan Post, of Union Veterans' League. He enlisted in the Sixth Vermont Regiment, and was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. After the war he was a Lieutenant of the Capitol police, which position he resigned to accept that of superintendent of Battle-ground Cemetery. He was born in Vermont and was fifty-six years old. Deceased was a nephew of Gen. Baxter. A widow, three daughters and one son survive him."

Source: Orleans County Monitor, 15 Jun 1896.
Courtesy of Deanna French