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Frink, Cornelius T.


Age: 21, credited to Highgate, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 13th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 1843, Underhill, VT
Death: 01/11/1925

Burial: New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/1/1889, VT; widow Sarah R., 2/18/1925, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT

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


CORNELIUS T. FRINK volunteered in the Highgate Company about August 25th, 1862, at the age of 19, and joined said company on the date of its organization. He was" bom in TJnderhill, Vermont in 1843, but his father moved to Highgate, Vt., when Cornelius was a mere lad. His education was in the district schools and at Swanton Falls Academy.. This was his second enlistment. He first volunteered into the old Green Mountain Guards in Swanton which went out in May, 1861 as Company A, First Vermont Volunteers for three months under President Lincoln's first call for 75,000 troops. His home was within one and one-half miles from Swanton village, and just across the line into the town of Highgate. His associations were with Swanton boys and people and there attended church and academy school, so really was a Swanton boy. We were glad to count him as one of the Swanton boys. He had been well brought up and bore a good name, and was by education and sentiment intensely patriotic. He was tall, straight, and made a fine looking soldier, and in fact was one of the best of Company K's rank and file. He volunteered three times and belonged to three separate organizations. First Vermont Volunteers, three months' men; Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, Company K, and Company F of Frontier Cavalry, rendering in each faithful service. Frink was quiet and always of good deportment, decorous to all and attended to his own business, required nothing of others that he was not willing to accord. Soldier life did not loosen the moral and legal obligations that he had been taught to obey and respect. He returned home as clean and upright as when he volunteered. After the war he married and raised up a family educated and refined. He now resides in Brookfield, Vt. See page 460 for his pictures.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 723


Cornelius T. Frink Dies at Home of Son - Funeral Tuesday

Cornelius Tracey Frink died at the home of his son, Noah C. Frink in Charlotte yesterday morning after a long illness. Mr. Frink was born in Underhill April 14, 1843, the son of Eliot and Caroline Tracey Frink. In 1870 he married Sarah Stimets of Highgate. Three daughters were born to them. In 1881 he married Sarah Thompson of Colchester; five sons were born to them. He lived in Brookfield, Vt., for 38 years before coming to Charlotte, where he has been the last eight years. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife, five sons, Eliot H. Frink of Braintree, Charles B. Frink of Los Angeles, Noah C. Frink of Brockton, Mass., Clarence J. Frink of Hartford, Vt., one daughter, Mrs. F. B. Terry of Waterbury, Conn. Services will be held at his late home in Charlotte at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, after which the body will be taken to Randolph and placed in the vault. Later it will be taken to Brookfield for interment in the family lot.

Source: Burlington Free Press, January 12, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.