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Bugbee, Benjamin Franklin Jr.


Age: 18, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/24/64, m/i 9/1/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 01/12/1846, Cornish, NH
Death: 11/24/1928

Burial: Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Gail Blake
Findagrave Memorial #: 54124063


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 928/1891, 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: Could be the Benjamin F. Bugbee, RCRT, enl 6/27/64, m/i 6/27/64, disch New Haven CT, credit to Norwich, VT.


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Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Benjamin Franklin Bugbee, the last Civil War veteran in this community, answered the last call last Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks, occasioned by a fall. Mr. Bugbee, who came to this place in his young manhood, to work in the Taft scythe shop, was born in Corinth, N. H., Jan. 12, 1846. He married Abigail Richmond of Taftsville, Aug. 17, 1876, and made his home here, excepting a short time in East Lebanon. N. H., where he worked in the Emerson Scythe shop. Mrs. Bugbee died Nov. 13, 1925, at the home of her son, Roderick, in Wallingford, where they were spending the winter.

Mr. Bugbee was one of the youngest soldiers in the Union army, enlisting in a New Hampshire infantry regiment when he was fifteen years of age, serving two years and re-enlisting in the Third Vermont Battery, where he completed four years of service.

He was a member of Geo. C. Randall Post and had been its commander. For several years he was our oldest resident veteran and had taken charge of Memorial Day observances, making it his personal duty to see that the graves of every comrade in the Taftsville cemetery was properly marked and decorated, marching at the head of the column, until last Memorial Day, when he was persuaded to ride to the cemetery entrance.

It is fitting that the flag which he has borne so often upon these occasions should find its final resting place upon his casket and go to the cemetery for the last time with him.

Funeral services were held at the hall Saturday at 1:30 p. m., under the direction of W. D. Cabot, with Rev. Herman Lewis officiating, and R. H. Burnham, F. H. Harvey, M. H. Seaver and L. E. Pearkhurst acting as bearers. Members of the W. R. C., and the American Legion were present and assisted in the committal service by sounding taps.

Mr. Bugbee is survived by his son, Roderick O. Bugbee, his daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Maria French of Newport, N. H., and several nieces and nephews. Those present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Williams of Cornish, H. G. Bugbee and Mrs. Annie Swain of Claremont, N. H. Mr. Bugbee had been in feeble health for some time prior to his last illness and was devotedly cared for by Mrs. Manley, who was alone with him when he died. Mr. And Mrs. R. O. Bugbee closed the house and returned home to Wallingford, Sunday.

Source: Vermont Standard, November 29, 1928.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.