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Martin, Charles Sherman


Age: 23, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. E, 4th VT INF, pr CPL, pr SGT 2/22/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64 (gsw, right thigh), m/o 9/30/64

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Birth: 04/13/1838, Rochester, VT
Death: 01/02/1925

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: None
Gravestone photographer: Debbie Glogover/Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 37823109


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/16/1879
Portrait?: Unknown
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: First photo (Martin stone) shows date of birth; 2nd (Wing (his wife's family)) stone, shows date of death.


3rd Great Granduncle of Stephanie Johnson-Jost, Palo Alto, CA

3rd Great Granduncle of Wesley P. Ives, Dummerston, VT

2nd Great Granduncle of Nancy A. Brown, Danby, VT

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Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT

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(Courtesy of Nancy A. Brown)

G.A.R. Post photograph

See H. A. Eaton G.A.R. Post No. #38 for details

(Courtesy of Nancy A. Brown, 2nd great-grandniece of Charles Martin)


(Courtesy of Wesley Ives)


Charles Martin

Seldom has Rochester had a greater shock than when the news came on Friday morning that Charles Martin had died suddenly at the home of a near neighbor. He was in his usual health, walked across the yard and fell as he stepped into the house, and lived about 30 minutes, and was conscious to the last.

He was born in Hancock 86 years and 9 months ago, a son of the late Daniel and Tryphenea Martin. He enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, Company E, in the fall of 18681 and served as color bearer until the end of the Civil War and carried the flag through 28 battles.

His death removes another veteran from Rochester, whose mark and impress are indelibly left upon the community in which he has lived. He leaves a host of friends, whose sincere regards for him was abundantly evidenced by the tribute of flowers and large number of people who attended the funeral service at his home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, which was conducted by Martin-Fales post, American Legion, assisted by Rev. H. M. Hayward. Following the service, Martin-Fales post accompanied the body to the grave for the commitment service.

The last roll call has been answered. Taps have been sounded, and Charles Martin sleeps, clad as he requested in the uniform he loved so well and buried with military honors as he had desired. Few lives so quietly lived have been so rich in the love of his fellowmen. How many have been helped by his thoughtful generosity, only those who were the happier for it know. Few days passed but someone's path was made smoother by some kindly word or deed on his part.

Mr. Martin's nearest surviving relatives are his brother, George Marton of Gaysville, and five nephews and four nieces.

Those present from out of town to attend the service were Mrs. Ralph of Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. George Martin and Goldie Morse of Gaysville, M. C. Webber and son, Christopher, and Mrs. Gorton of Rutland, Julian Harvey of Springfield, Frank Martin, Mrs. Lillian Cady and Mrs. May Townsend of Bethel, George Blair and Lawrence Blair of Hancock and David Blair of Barre.

Source: The Bethel Courier, Jan. 8, 1925.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux.