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Stanhope, Obed Samuel
Age: 21, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/31/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, m/o 7/18/65
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Birth: 05/26/1842, Bangor, NY
Burial: Lafayette Cemetery, Otter Creek, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jeffrey Goodson
Findagrave Memorial #: 118065949
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/24/1889, IA
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.
2nd Great Grandfather of Allison Wyrick, Baker, MT
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Lafayette Cemetery, Otter Creek, IA
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A large number of workmen came to town, Thursday 29th, from the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, to assist in getting out the two passenger cars that were thrown into the Connecticut river, by the accident near Dummerston, Tuesday morning. Notwithstanding several were seriously injured only one person lost his life in consequence of the accident, and, so far as is known, those that were hurt are doing well. The body of George R. Grant of the 8th Vermont, who was killed, was forwarded to his friends at Northfield on Thursday. Col. Mead of the 8th, who was on the train and received quite severe injuries, was on his way to join his regiment, now returned to Vermont. He remained in town until Friday morning, when he left for Rutland, where he met the regiment. Among those injured, not previously mentioned, was Frank K. Harvey, son of Dr. George Harvey, formerly of Wilmington and West Brattleboro. He was an employee of G. A. Boyden, the new landlord of the American House in t his town. He was coming down from Windsor and was in the forward car at the time the accident occurred. One wrist was sprained and he was also severely injured in the side.
Six of the soldiers who were most severely injured have been conveyed to the hospital and are doing well. Their names and injuries are as follows: Albert Kimball, Co. G, 10th Vermont, head slightly bruised; Thomas D. Sprague, E, 10th Vermont, back and foot bruised; Wm. H. Montgomery, E, 10th Vermont, shoulder bruised; Joseph W. Calhoun, K, 10th Vermont, thigh fractured; Jabez P. Reed, D, 10th Vermont, body bruised; Obed Stanhope, A. 9th Vermont, ankle sprained.
Source: Vermont Record, July 8, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.