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Brooks, Reuben E.
Age: 20, credited to Albany, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/27/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT CAV, m/o 11/18/64
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Birth: 08/06/1842, Unknown
Burial: Rowell Cemetery, Albany, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 95461831
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1891, VT; widow Carrie, 10/8/1917, 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)
2nd Great Granduncle of Vicki Duckless Flanders, Keene, NH
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Rowell Cemetery, Albany, VT
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Reuben E. Brooks
"Reuben E. Brooks enrolled for duty with the First Regiment of the Vermont Cavalry at age 20. He enrolled in his town of residence, Irasburg, on September 27, 1861, promising three years of service. The value of the horse he brought with him was $112.00, and the horse's equipment was worth an additional $31.53. Reuben was mustered in on November 19, 1861, in Burlington. He began as a private with Captain Sawyer's Company, which subsequently became Company I. His pay records indicate he was out "sick" from December 1 to 31, 1861. On August 1, 1862, he was selected as the Company I Teamster, drawing the team. On July 10, 1863, he was chosen as the Teamster for the entire First Regiment. He also served as the Company I Wagoner. On October 23, 1864, his term of service expired, and he returned to Vermont to be mustered out, being owed $19.79 on his clothing account and $100.00 in bounty. Reuben was the only son of four children born to Amos Brooks, born (1810-c. 1860), and Almeda Leet (1807-1887) all born probably in Shipton, Quebec, Canada."
Sources: Family and service records held by the family. Contributed by Vicki Duckless Flanders, Reuben's 2nd-great-grandniece.
Reuben E. Brooks, for thirty years a resident of North Albany, died at his home Jan. 22 after a short illness.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, February 16, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.