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Parkhurst, Lyman Dustin
Age: 18, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/64, m/i 8/23/64, Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. G, 5th VT INF, 1/20/65, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 02/14/1846, Berlin, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119423524
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/23/1885,
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Chelsea's Last G.A.R Veteran Dies
Lyman Dustin Parkhurst died after a short illness Oct. 5th. The funeral was held from his home Monday, Oct. 7th, with burial in the family lot in Highland cemetery. Members of the Sons of Veterans acted as bearers and the Auxiliary attended in a body. Rev. J. A. Lawrence preached the sermon and C. N. Dearborn had charge of the services.
Lyman D. Parkhurst was born in Berlin, Vt., Feb. 14, 1846, and enlisted as bugler in Barre in 1861 in Co. G, 5th Vermont. He was soon transferred to the regular ranks and fought all through the war, being wounded twice. He was engaged in several battles, among which were Chapin's Farm, For Harrison, Fair Oaks, Petersburg, Vicksburg, Richmond, Appomattox, Antietam and Spotsylvania.
Feb. 3, 1866, he was married at Barnard to Addie A. Cook and lived in Barre and Washington until 1876 when they moved to Chelsea and he has since made his home here. His wife died July 26, 1920.
Nine children were born to them, three of whom survive him, Mrs. John H. Flanders and Fred D. Parkhurst of Chelsea and Mrs. Dean H. Corliss of Nyack, N. Y.
There were eighteen grandchildren, of whom sixteen are living.
Source: Bethel Courier, October 10, 1929 page 11
Courtesy of Deb Light.