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Dow, Lester K.


Age: 23, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, pr CPL 2/25/63, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 01/06/1836, Duxbury, VT
Death: 12/15/1917

Burial: South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 113111951


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/13/1889, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: Buried at this cemetery per 'Duxbury in the Civil War' - 1890 - Living in Plainfield, VT - 13th Vt. History off-site


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South Duxbury Cemetery, South Duxbury, VT

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)



Enlisted from Duxbury, in which town he was born, June 3rd, 1838. His father was born in Tuftonboro, N. H., and was killed on board the steamer Westfield in New York harbor July 30th, 1871, buried at South Duxbury. His mother Betsey (Phelps) Dow, was born in Colebrook, Conn., and died in Duxbury September 18th, 1850, buried at South Duxbury. Comrade Dow was promoted from private to corporal February 25th, 1863, which office he held through his term of service. At the battle of Gettys- burg he was wounded in the foot by a piece of spent shell, just as the regiment started on its charge July 2nd. This same piece of shell after striking Corporal Dow's foot bounded and hit his comrade B. A. Fisk in the knee. Since his discharge he has lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. Present address, Plainfield, Vt.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 476

Obituary for Lester K.Obituary for Lester K. Sat, Dec 15, 1917 – 4 · Montpelier Evening Argus (Montpelier, Vermont) ·