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Rockwell, Artemas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 34, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; drafted - enl 9/19/64, m/i 9/19/64, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. A, 5th VT INF, 1/20/65, m/o 6/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1828, Brome, Canada East
Death: 05/31/1904

Burial: Sheldon Union Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 26482176

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/27/1882, VT; widow Elizabeth 7/6/1905, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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 blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Tombstone

Tombstone

Sheldon Union Cemetery, Sheldon, VT

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Biography

ARTEMUS ROCKWELL was a native of West Broome, P. Q. He was of Welch descent and had many of the sterling virtues of that nationality. His occupation has been that of a farmer. In this, he has prospered. Since the war, he has resided in Montgomery and Highgate. At an early age, in 1846, he married Elizabeth Austin. From this union sprang six children. Of them, only two survive, Lorin, married and a farmer in Montgomery, and Lester, also married and a farmer in Highgate. He enlisted in the fall of 1862 with the nine months' men and joined Company G. He was one of the older men in the company and left behind his wife and children. He won and held the respect of all. He passed away at Highgate on May 31, 1904. His wife survives.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 626

Obituary

Rice Hill

Ark Rockwell died at his home Friday morning at 2:55 o'clock of cancer. His condition had been failing rapidly for two weeks and during that time he had suffered three paralytic shocks. The funeral was held at the schoolhouse after prayer at the house, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Sylvester Donaldson officiated. The bearers were Messrs. Remington, Ashton, McFeeters, and McClure. Mr. Rockwell was 78 years old.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, June 8, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.