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Robbins, George C.


Age: 22, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/64, m/i 8/27/64, Pvt, Co. B, 7th VT INF, m/o 9/1/65

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Birth: 03/12/1841, Chelsea, VT
Death: 04/05/1907

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 108
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/28/1881, VT
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: Private George Robbins, 7th Vermont, related the following in a letter to his parents, in rather graphic detail: "There was only 2 died on the way - William Giddins of Poulkney (sic) and the other was a nigger. They sew them up in their blankets and tied coal to their feet an threw them overboard for the sharks. The sharks followed us most all the way down. The ships feaver was the disease they died with." (Courtesy of Lee Stender)


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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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George Robbins, who had been in poor health all winter, though for a few weeks somewhat better, was taken suddenly worse and died Friday. funeral was attended at the house Sunday at 11 a.m., Rev. E. C. Clarke officiating. The remains were taken to Chelsea for burial.

Source: The Bethel Courier, 11 Apr 1907
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux