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Cobb, William N.


Age: 21, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 9/25/62, wdd, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63, m/o 3/10/65

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Birth: 11/30/1841, Perkinsville, VT
Death: 02/29/1912

Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19/1866; widow Frances E., 3/20/1912, NH
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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Forest Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, NH

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William N. Cobb

The Vermont Journal, March 8, 1912

William N. Cobb

On February 29, William N. Cobb, a veteran of the Civil war was mustered out of service here and promoted to the higher life.

William N. Cobb was born in Springfield, Vt., on November 30, 1841. He grew to young manhood in that town. Soon after the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the service of his country and was a member of Co H, 10th Vermont Volunteers. In one of the first skirmishes which they went into Mr. Cobb received so severe a wound that he was in the hospital for nine months.

In 1867 on May 1, William N. Cobb married Miss Frances E. Aldrich of Springfield, Vt., and the young couple came here where they resided for two years. After leaving here the family lived in various places, among them being Brockton, Mass., New York, Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Conn. From the latter city they came here about three years ago, having a cozy home on Sullivan street. The deceased is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Sears Cobb, who is a "real daughter” of the American Revolution, and by his wife who has been his devoted caretaker in all the months of his failing health. There are also two daughters, Miss Rena Cobb of Philadelphia and Mrs. Walter Stall of Brockton, Mass., and three sons, Frank Van Ness of New Haven, Conn,, Fred W., of White Plains, N.Y., and Ralph S. Cobb of Pittsfield.

Miss Rena Cobb was the only one of the children at home during the last days of the father's life. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Francis A. Foxcroft, rector of St. Luke's church officiating. Besides the prayer book ritual he read the poem "On the Resurrection Morn.” Besides the mother, wife and children of the deceased and relatives living in town, the sisters of Mrs. Cobb were present. These are Mrs. J. W. Haycock of Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. F. W. Bowman of Leominster, Mass., and Mrs. Josephine Tenney of Springfield, Vt. Miss Lizzie Cobb of Chester, a niece of Mr. Cobb was also in attendance. A number of friends and neighbors gathered to show their sympathy for the bereaved family.

The floral tributes were many and of great beauty. The flag for which the dead veteran had shed his blood so freely in '62 was draped upon the casket which was banked with the flowers. Interment was made in forest Hill cemetery. Comrades Sylvester Judd, S. A. Spooner, William Holden, Samuel Richardson, W. E. Way, and W. W. Arnold of Lincoln Post No. 28, D. A. R., acted as escort to the last resting place. The bearers were the three sons of the deceased and Gilbert L Richardson, a near neighbor. Rev. F. A. Foxcroft read the committal service. George H. Stoughton who is a relative of the family was funeral director. The family has the sympathy of a host of friends here and elsewhere.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.