Ormsbee, Charles E.
Age: 21, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/17/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 3/1/65, wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: abt 1840, Middlebury, VT
Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/17/1890, MA; widow Mary J., 7/9/1923, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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North Adams Transcript
June 20, 1923
DIES AT HOME HERE
Prominent Member of E.P. Hopkins Post, G.A.R.,
Took Part in Many Battles During Civil War
Charles E. Ormsbee, 79, a veteran of the Civil war and for a number of years a member of E.P. Hopkins post, Grand Army of the Republic, died at his home on Meacham street this morning following an extended period of ill health.
Mr. Ormsbee was born in Montpelier, Vt., April 3, 1844. During the Civil War he enlisted from Montpelier, Vt., June 17, 1861 in Company H, 2nd Vermont infantry. He was honorably discharged December 30, 1863 in order to re-enlist as a veteran in the same company and regiment. The regiment was assigned to the Vermont Brigade, Getty's division, 6th army corps and took part in all the battles that corps participated in, including Bull Run, Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Antietam, Frdericksburg, Mayes Heights, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Rappahanock Station, battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Charlestown, Opegnan, Winchester, Fishers' Bell, Mount Jackson, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, the fall of Petersburg, Salors Creek and Appomattox.
On March 1st, 1865, Mr. Ormsbee was promoted to the rank of corporal and was soon appointed color sergeant in which company he carried Old Glory until the regiment was discharged from service. He was wounded at the first Battle of Bull July 21, 1861 and again at Savage Station June 29, 1862 but did not leave his regiment. He was a member of E.P. Hopkins G. A.R. for 30 years, serving as color bearer, adjutant commander and quartermaster, having held the latter office for many years.
He was a trustee and steward of the Methodist church of which he was one of the oldest members. During his residence in Williamstown, he made a number of friends who held him in high esteem. His death will be sincerely mourned by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, one son, William E. Ormsbee of Williamstown, two step sons, John A. Ormsbee of Williamstown and Clarence D. Ormsbee of Bridgeport, Conn., a step daughter, Mrs. Minnie Stanley of Bridgeport, Conn., two brothers, George Ormsbee of Sioux City, Iowa and Hosea Ormsbee of Saratoga, N.Y., a sister in Williamstown, Vt., and an uncle, former Governor George E.J. Ormsbee of Brandon, Vt. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.