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Farnham, Roswell


Age: 33, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. D, 1st VT INF, 5/2/61 (5/9/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn MAJ, 12th VT INF, 9/19/62 (10/2/62), m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 07/23/1827, Boston, MA
Death: 01/05/1903

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 23278899


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: UVM 49 52
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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia; See also: Correspondence at UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives


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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


New York Times
Jan. 6, 1903

Ex-Gov. Farnham of Vermont Dead

Bradford, Vt. - Jan. 5. - Ex-Gov. Roswell Farnham died at his home here to-day. He was Governor of the State from 1880 to 1882, during which time, with his staff, he represented Vermont at the Yorktown celebration. During the civil war he was Lieutenant Colonel of the Twelfth Vermont Regiment.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.


Prentiss C. Dodge, compiler, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography Ullery Publishing Company, Burlington, Vt., 1912, p. 45.

Source: Silas McKeen, A History of Bradford, Vermont, ..." J. D. Clark & son, Montpelier, Vt., 1875, pp. 377-380.

Check out this soldier's correspondence in the "Roswell Farnham Correspondence" Collection at the UVM Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives "Vermonters in the Civil War" Collection

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