Sherman, George Dallas
Age: 20, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/64, m/i 9/2/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 08/23/1844, Richmond, VT
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 46655171
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/26/1904, VT
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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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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George D. Sherman
St. Albans Daily Messenger
November 7, 1927
Famous Band Leader Dies.
George D. Sherman, for more than 50 years leader of the Sherman Military band and prominent in musical circles not only in Burlington but throughout the United States , died Thursday night about 8:20 o'clock at a Burlington institution about two hours he had been struck by an automobile at the junction of Park and Sherman sts.
Mr. Sherman, who was 83 years of age, had gone from his home at 44 Sherman st. Bostwick's store and purchased a loaf of bread, with which he was returning to his home. As he was crossing from the southeast to the northwest corner of Park and Sherman sts. He was struck by a Ford sedan which was traveling towards the south, operated by Charles P. Cassidy of 166 Park st., agent for the Union Central Life Insurance Co. The accident happened at 5:50 o'clock.
Knocked down by the force of the blow, Mr. Sherman was rendered unconscious. He was taken in the police ambulance to the DeGoesbriand hospital, where he never regained consciousness. Death was due to a fracture of the skull.
The driver of the automobile, Mr. Cassidy, reported the details of the accident at the police station. According to his statement he was not driving rapidly. No charge was made against him Thursday evening.
George D. Sherman was born in Richmond, August 23, 1844, the son of Hathaway and Relief Sherman. His early education was received in the public schools of Richmond, and he afterwards lived in the towns of Jericho, and Charlotte and in Winooski before coming to Burlington soon after 1870.
It was for the principal purpose of organizing the band which for many years bore his name, that Mr. Sherman first came to Burlington. He was the leader of this band, which he built up into one of the leading musical organizations in the state from the time of its foundation until about three years ago when he retired from public musical work. His more than half a century of leadership in Vermont musical circles gives him a record for length of service among musicians of this state.
During his long musical career he composed more than 100 band pieces, the greater part of which were marches. His most famous composition was the march known as, "Salute to Burlington," which became very popular not only in Vermont but throughout the country. It was one of the popular band pieces played by the military bands of the A.E.F during the World War. Many of his compositions were used by Sousa's band in concert work.
During the last year of his life, Mr. Sherman wrote six marches and two concert compositions.
Mr. Sherman was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting from Jericho in September, 1864. He was a member of Co. H, Ninth Vermont Regt. He was mustered out of the service June 13, 1865.
Mr. Sherman was a member of Stannard Post, G.A.R., Burlington lodge No. 100, F & A.M. and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.