Corse, Rodney V.
Age: 32, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 10/31/61, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, WGNR, dis/dsb m/o 2/11/63; also drafted - enl 7/17/63, m/i 7/17/63, PVT, Co. B, 4th VT INF, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 11/10/1829, Bakersfield, VT
Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; Section 5, Lot 74
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 18003080
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/11/1863
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: Placed in vault at Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville for the winter
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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT (No Marker)
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Rodney V. Corse
Rodney V. Corse, enlisted as a wagoner, Sept, 23, '61, aged 32, mustered in Co. D., 5th Reg, at St Albans, Oct 31, '61. While unloading boxes of clothing from the cars at Washington, in Nov., '61, a box fell, striking him upon the shoulder, which crushed him to the ground, causing a hernia from which he was laid aside from duty for 4 months. Recovering somewhat, he took his team 'till after McClellan's retreat from Richmond; at Harrisons Landing, by over exertion, was again disabled and went to the camp hospital, staying about 6 weeks; returned to duty with the ambulance-train, 'till after the first Fredericksburg battle, Dec. 13, was again disabled, and an examination ordered by Gen Howe, which resulted in relief from duty, and a discharge, Feb, 11'63; an application received--- a pension of $4 per month commencing with date of discharge. When the draft was made in July, '63, his name was drawn, and by some means accepted; his pension stopped, and he mustered into service, July 17th at Burlington, and assigned to Co. B., 4th Vt, and as fortune sometimes favors, his company was assigned to guard duty at corps headquarters, where he remained until mustered out of service July 13, '65, from which time he has drawn half-pay pension; he also received $100 government bounty; served 3 yrs, 4 moss., 14d.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:750
Submitted By: Deanna French.
Death Of Rodney Corse
The death of Rodney Corse occurred at the Avalon House last Friday night at about five of grip, from the affects of which disease he has been confined to his bed less than a week.
He was 75 years old last may. He was well known in this place and Stowe, where in years past he was known as the "veteran stage driver", haven driven between Morrisville and Stowe, and onto Mansfield Mountain for many years. His last position in the stage business was at Bethel, nine years ago, when he drove a route for Sheriff Paul Tinkham. For the past year or more he has made his home at the Avalon.
He was born at Bakersfield and served in the Civil War in Companies D. and B. 5th Vermont Volunteers. He is survived by three children, A. R. Corse of Waterbury, W. N. Corse and Mrs. Jesse Loomis of Cambridge, all of whom was present at the funeral.
Funeral services were held at the Avalon Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev P. A. Smith of the Methodist Church officiating. The bearers were Geo. A. Cheney, Geo. Bridge, A. A. Niles, W. N. McClintock. The remains were placed in the vault at Pleasant View Cemetery. There was a good attendance, among the numbers being 22 members of J. M. Warner Post G.A.R..
Source: Morrisville News & Citizen, March 8, 1905
Submitted by Deanna French.