Age: 19, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 6/9/62, m/i 7/9/62, SGT, Co. D, 9th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 11/26/63, comn 2LT, Co. G, 2/4/65 (2/20/65), tr to Co. D, and pr 1LT, 7/3/65 (7/20/65), pr CPT, 9/7/65 (9/15/65), m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 10/28/1841, Bradford, VT
Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/14/1878; widow Julia A., 2/18/1914, VT
Portrait?: Charles Collection, Jones Collection, 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: One of three sons of Gilbert and Mary Burnham Cowdery
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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Capt. Burnham Cowdery
Captain Burnham Cowdery of Bradford died at his home there on January 22. He was a native of Bradford and had lived there the greater part of his life. The deceased was a member of the 9th Vermont Regiment during the civil war and had a distinguished military record, participating in many of the engagements of that conflict. He married Miss Julia Hickson of Windsor who for many years taught in the local schools. She has the sympathy of her many friends here in her bereavement.
Source: Vermont Journal, February 6, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.