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Arms, Robert Bruce


Age: 38, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. B, 16th VT INF, 8/28/62 (10/12/62), m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 09/21/1834, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 03/05/1901

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: row 1 center road
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 24810163


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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


2nd Great Grandfather of Clinton Edwin Arms, Paris, ON, Canada

2nd Great Grandfather of Arthur C. Arms Jr., Denver, CO

2nd Great Grandfather of Robert Chadwick Arms, Jr., Howes Cave, NY

2nd Great Grandfather of Patricia Lyndell Arms, Vancouver, WA

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Robert B. Arms

Capt. Arms was born in Brattleboro, Sept. 21, 1834, and was the son of Hinsdale and Theda (Butterfield) Arms. He received his education in Brattleboro. He enlisted for service during the Civil War on August 11, 1862. On October 23d of the same year he was mustered into service as captain of Company B, 16th regiment, U. S. Vols., which company he was instrumental in raising at Brattleboro. By reason of the expiration of his term of enlistment he was discharged October 10, 1863, and was soon afterward appointed quartermaster with headquarters at Burlington. November 1, 1866, Capt. Arms was appointed inspector of customs for the port of Burlington and he has since held that office. He has also acted as treasurer at the custom house for many years. he was a very efficient and capable official, faithful in all his duties and his loss will be deeply felt by his associates as well as by a wide circle of acquaintances.
Inspector of Customs for 34 Years and Veteran of the Civil War. Capt. Robert B. Arms died yesterday morning at his home in the Richardson building after an illness of several weeks, the final cause of death being Bright's disease. Capt. Arms had been prominent in Burlington circles for many years and had gained the respect and admiration of all with whom he came in contact both in a business capacity and in a social way. While not a politician he was a staunch republican and worked for the interests of his party with ability. Captain Arms was twice married. He is survived by a widow, formerly Miss Ann Ward, and one son, Robert A. Arms of this city. A brother, Edwin H. Arms (Musician in Fourth Vt. Regimental Band) of Toronto, also survives him. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First church.
Source: Burlington Free Press & Times, March 6, 1901, page 5; contributed by Anita Danegelis, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington.