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Orcutt, Rodney


Age: 18, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1844, Swanton, VT
Death: 12/28/1915

Burial: Wheelock Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/15/1890, VT; widow Lizziec., 1/6/1916, 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


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Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT

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Photo Photo

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



Rodney Orcutt died Dec 28. He was the son of Horace and Lucinda Sheldon Orcutt, and was born in Swanton Jan. 7, 1843. He married Lizzie Miles of Swanton Nov. 9, 1874. They went to Wheelock on a farm to live and spent their married life there until last October when they sold their place and moved here. In his younger days, for about 20 years, he was a bridge builder for the railroad company. He enlisted in the 13th Vt. regiment and belonged to the G. A. R. Six children were born to them of whom four are living, Mrs. W. J. Sawyer, who has been living with her parents, Mrs. Arthur Folsom of Wheelock, Earl of St. Johnsbury, and Floyd who lives at home, also Maud Miles, an adopted daughter, of St. Johnsbury, and five grandchildren. He has been sick three years. During that time he has suffered much and has had the best of care that kind hands could give him. He was a kind husband, father and neighbor. The funeral was held Dec. 30 in the home where he died. Rev. E. E. Phillips officiated assisted by Rev. A. J. Green. There were beautiful flowers and he was taken to Wheelock for burial in the family lot. The sympathy of all the neighbors and friends for the family.

Source: Vermont Union-Journal, January 5, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.