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Sawyer, Jacob B.


Age: 33, credited to Topsham, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 8th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 12/7/61, m/i 2/18/62, SGT, Co. D, 8th VT INF, m/o 5/4/63

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Birth: 09/17/1827, Topsham, VT
Death: 06/05/1863

Burial: East Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 73920018


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: None


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East Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT

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In East Topsham, June 5, Mr. Jacob B. Sawyer, aged 35 years and 9 months.

He was one of the first among that patriotic band called the 'three months ' men" who went out to protect our flag and country. After serving his time out faithfully, he enlisted in Co. D, 8th regiment Vermont volunteers, and went to New Orleans, where as a soldier, he did credit to his town and State. Last fall he was attacked with a disease from which he never recovered. He succeeded in getting a discharge and came home to his friends. On is way he suffered a relapse, and died soon after reaching home. He had a strong desire to live, yet his friends trust he died in peace.

Parents, bothers and sisters, deeply mourn their loss. May the good Lord comfort their hearts.

Source: Vermont Journal, June 27, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.