Born on November 7, 1841, in Burlington, Vermont, Joseph Roberts decided to join the Union Army. On January 15, 1862, he enlisted at the age of 20. He mustered in on February 12, 1862 as a Private with Company C of the 7th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out March 30, 1864. Roberts re-enlisted January 17,Continue reading “Joseph Roberts: American Civil War”
William Henry Sterling was born on May 12, 1846 in Moriah, New York. At the age of 18, he enlisted at Plattsburgh, New York, on March 3, 1865. He mustered in “on the same date” on which he mustered in as a Private with Company F of the 5th New York Veteran Infantry Regiment. HeContinue reading “William Henry Sterling: American Civil War”
https://youtube.com/shorts/V89IQLD6URM?si=aAv6nmimzXmBXOea I had just finished filming the grave of an American Civil War soldier. As I turned to walk that row to find another, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. That is when I saw this daddy long legs. Thus, I opted to film this part of its journey.
https://youtube.com/shorts/ySwRFKAP0NI?si=fPGmMU2C_3qbMjVY As I was walking Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont, I saw this magnificent maple tree! Look at those spectacular red leaves! My comments are raw because I was so amazed. Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful cemetery trees I’ve yet seen.
James J. Manney was born March 7, 1840 in Middlebury, Vermont. He enlisted with the Union Army on August 6, 1862. He mustered in on September 1, 1862 as a Private with Company B of the 11th Vermont Infantry, which was also known interchangeably as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery. He applied for a pensionContinue reading “James J. Manney:”
Henry M. Race was born in 1843 in Vermont. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Union Army. More specifically, he enlisted on August 28, 1861. He mustered in on September 19, 1861 as a Private with Company F of the 5th Vermont Infantry. He deserted on September 7, 1862 and was “rtndContinue reading “Henry M. Race: Prisoner of War, American Civil War”
I received an email from Jordan about being interviewed by Bobby Lussier. I had lots of questions, which either answered. They had questions, which, in turn, I answered. So, on August 29, 2023, the interview took place! We sat on a park bench inside Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont, where the interview commenced. You’ll hearContinue reading “THE TV INTERVIEW!”
In 1838, Cornelius Grant was born in Granville, Vermont. On August 30, 1862, he enlisted. He mustered in on October 21, 1862, as a Private with Company E in the 14th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out on July 30, 1863. Grant died on October 6, 1864. No one applied for nor received a pension.
Hiram Spoor was born September 6, 1842 in Clarenceville, Canada East. He enlisted on July 18, 1862 and mustered in on September 1, 1862 as a Private with Company K in the 11th Vermont Infantry. The 11th Vermont Infantry was also called the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery. Those names were interchangeable. Spoor was promoted toContinue reading “Hiram Spoor: Prisoner of War During the American Civil War”
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, [the Christ Church Cemetery] “was first used in 1815 and contains 626 graves.” Find-a-Grave states there are two famous people buried there. They are: John Wolcott Phelps: He was a Civil War Union Brigadier General. Rudolf Serkin: He was a musician who was born in the Czech Republic.Continue reading “Christ Church Cemetery: Guilford, Vermont”