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Coombs, Benjamin E.


Age: 22, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, tr to VRC 3/27/64, m/o 6/12/65

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Birth: 06/23/1840, New York, NY
Death: 11/03/1907

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71299908


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/28/1865
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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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A Veteran of the Civil War and Long Time Resident of Winooski.

Benjamin E. Coombs died in St. George early yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Quinn. Mr. Coombs had been ill for about two months with a complication of disease. The funeral will be held from the house in St. George tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock, with burial in Green Mount cemetery, this city.

Mr. Coombs was in his 68th year and was born in Sandy Hill, N. Y., June 23, 1840. He enlisted from Sandy Hill in Company C, 2nd Vermont Vols., in 1861, and served throughout the War of the Rebellion until the close of the struggle in 1865. He was wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1863. He married Miss Lucy J. Wright of Winooski in 1865 and was for more than 40 years a resident of that town.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Quinn, at whose home he died, and three sons, H. A. Coombs, William Coombs and Arthur Coombs, all of Burlington.

Source: Burlington Free Press, November 4, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.