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Dillingham, Charles D.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 8th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, 5/20/61 (5/20/61), wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61 (grazed scalp); pr MAJ, 8th VT INF, 1/18/62 (1/19/62), pr LTC, 12/24/62 (2/2/63), resgd 12/12/63

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VITALS

Birth: 02/18/1837, Vermont
Death: 06/19/1917

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX
Marker/Plot: Section BHS, Lot 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Findagrave Memorial #: 104704123

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/9/1907, TX
Portrait?: VHS Collections, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental 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: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, TX

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

VHS - Portrait Files (FPO)

Photo

Courtesy of Deanna French

BIOGRAPHY

Lieut. Col. Charles Dillingham has resided in the South since he left the army. For several years he was engaged in mercantile business. He served a term as United States naval officer at New Orleans. He is at present receiver of the Houston and Texas Railroad Company.

Source: 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History off-site page 259

BIOGRAPHY

Colonel Charles Dillingham was born in Waterbury, February 18. 1837. He was among the first in the state to respond to President Lincoln's call for troops at the outbreak of the Civil war, and in May, 1861, recruited Company D of the Second Regiment, and he served in the Army of the Potomac until the organization of the Eighth Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, of which he was major, later being lieutenant colonel. He participated in the capture of New Orleans and also of Port Hudson. For a score of years following the war he was in business in New Orleans, Louisiana, whence he removed to Houston, Texas, where for twelve years he was receiver and president of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad, and he is now president of the South Texas National Hank of Houston. He married, in November, 1863. Fannie M. Cutter, of Cleveland, Ohio, and they became the parents of two children.

Source: Hiram Carleton; Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, Vol. 1 p. 12