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Burroughs, Alfred

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Belvidere, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/30/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, d/dis 12/7/62, smallpox (6'4", tallest man in the regiment)

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VITALS

Birth: 1839, Belvidere, VT
Death: 12/07/1862

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jim Craig
Findagrave Memorial #: 47723130

Cenotaph: Burroughs Family Cemetery, Belvidere, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Walter Earle
Findagrave Memorial #: 17153822


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Huldah A., 1/2/1863; minor, 4/30/1864
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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CENOTAPH:


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Cenotaph in Burroughs Family Cemetery, Belvidere, VT

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Correspondence

LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: AUGUST 2, 1862

CAMP SIEGEL, WINCHESTER, VA., Aug.9, 1862

MR. EDITOR: --- I will endeavor to write you a short letter, thinking perhaps you would like to hear from the Vermont boys. Ever since we have been here we have worked on the Fort. It is nearly finished now and have commenced building another one near by. Most of the people about here are secesh, and often insult the boys.

Winchester is a dirty, miserable place. Our camp is about a half a mile from town. The boys were very glad to hear that the President had called for more men. Had this been done one year ago, the rebellion would have been crushed before this time. It seems that our government did not comprehend the magnitude of the wicked rebellion, else it would not thought 75000 men sufficient to put it down in three months. The health of our regiment is not very good. Nearly all have got the diarrhea. It is owing to a change of climate, food and water. One private in Company D. died this morning, also one in company F, they both died with dysentery. Captain Beebe is very sick. I don't know that any others are very sick.

Most of the boys are homesick and complain about everything. I myself I say truly that I am not disappointed in the least. I left an affectionate wife and infant child away up among the green hills of Vermont. How often do I think of those loved ones. My mind is often carried away and I fancy myself sitting beside my companion in my quiet home, which is situated in a little valley at the foot of Belvidere Mountain. Sometimes when I think of the pleasant associations that I have left behind, I get a little lonesome, but I have never regretted the course that I have taken. My object in enlisting was to do what I could to restore peace to our once happy country.

I have just been informed that Captain Bebee is dead.

Alfred Burroughs,

Co. A., 9th Reg., Vt., Vol.

Submitted by Deanna French.