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Prentice, Benjamin B.


Age: 26, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 7/24/63, m/i 7/24/63, PVT, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 5/13/65

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Birth: 1838, Rhode Island
Death: 1911

Burial: Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 57197794


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/8/1875; widow Louisa M., 5/29/1911, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection, VHS Collections
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: None


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Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT

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VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (V2)


John Gibson Collection


Dewey Jones Collection


Many were the friends and neighbors who met at the home of Mr. And Mrs. B. B. Prentice last Tuesday to pay their last tribute of respect to an old townsman and veteran who passed away May 14, 1911.

B. B. Prentice was born in Wilkinsville, Mass., November 2, 1839. He was one of eleven children, two sisters are still living. His early life was spent in Providence, R. I. Being of a very musical family he had more than ordinary talent and was always ready to assist at funerals or in any way he could. His favorite hymns were “Rock of Ages” and “He Leadeth Me,” which were sung at his funeral.

Mr. Prentice has been gradually failing since 1906 when he had a shock. During these five years of sometimes intense suffering, his devoted wife, Louisa M. Porter, to whom he was married Nov. 26, 1861, by Rev. Ebenezer Evans in the Baptist chair in this place, has been his constant companion, comforter, caring for him as tenderly as a mother would her little child.

In 1863 he enlisted in Co. I, 2d Vt., and served 22 months. Received gunshot wound in right leg in battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864. This wound was the ultimate cause of his death.

Two daughters were born to Mr. And Mrs. Prentice, Emma May, who died July 10, 1880, and Lizzie Cornelia, who died Oct. 10, 1875.

Mrs. Henry L. Campbell of New Castle, N. H., and J. H. Graham of Londonderry, N. H., were the out of town people to attend the funeral.

Source: Hardwick Gazette, May 18, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.