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Squires, Benjamin E.
Age: 28, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, pr CPL, tr to Co. I, 10/16/64, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 1833, Barre, VT
Burial: Wheelock Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/2/1886
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)
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Village Cemetery, Wheelock, VT
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Benjamin E. Squires, formerly a resident of this town, died at Waterbury on Monday, March 15. Mr. Squires enlisted for the war in Company D, 6th regiment Vermont volunteers, on August 18, 1862, for three years. He was mustered out of service in June ‘65, and immediately came to Wheelock, where he remained until 1883. While in Wheelock he was very active in church and also in town affairs, holding the office of selectman for several years. From Wheelock he moved to St. Johnsbury, where he engaged in the trucking business. About two years ago he was taken to the asylum at Waterbury, where he remained until his death. His remains were brought to Wheelock for burial. Funeral services occurred at the church on Wednesday, at one o'clock. As the deceased was an old soldier, the soldiers from this place and Sheffield attended the funeral as a post. Rev. J. C. Nelson, who is also a soldier preached the funeral service in a very acceptable manner. Two children, harry Squires of St. Johnsbury and Mrs. Addie Smith, are left to mourn over their loss. And in the affliction they certainly have the heartfelt sympathy and the christian prayers of the people of Wheelock.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, March 24, 1897.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.