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Burwell, Lewis S.


Age: 26, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. D, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 1/6/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 01/27/1838, Bridport, VT
Death: 05/14/1919

Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 44756365


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/15/1889, VT; widow Lucy M., 6/2/1919, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT

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Lewis Burwell, an aged citizen who had been ill for some time, passed away last week Wednesday afternoon of arterio schlerosis, aged 81 years. Mr. Burwell married Miss Lucy Whitford of Addison, who survives him. The funeral services were held from his late residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hervey Gulick and Rev. W. S. Boardman of Addison officiating. Two selections were sung by Mrs. Boardman of Addison. Beside his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Lamb, and one grandson, Halsey Lamb, are left to mourn hs loss. Interment was in the family lot in the village cemetery.

Source: Orwell Citizen, May 22, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.