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Underwood, Benjamin


Age: 23, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. D, 1st VT INF, d/dis 5/20/61, Fortress Monroe (measles)

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Birth: 1839, Vermont
Death: 05/20/1861

Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: 19
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

Cenotaph: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 192950568


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother, Diantha, 6/6/1864
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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Died in Virginia

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Cenotaph at Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Benjamin Underwood

(Vermont's first casualty of the war)

Private Benjamin Underwood, of the Bradford Guards, a much respected member of the Vermont Regiment, died of typhoid fever at Fortress Monroe, May 20. He was a cousin, we believe, of Lieut. Gov. Underwood of Burlington. A correspondent of the Rutland Herald thus speaks of his funeral:

The funeral of our comrade Underwood took place about 2 o'clock May 20th, and the occasion was very impressive --- as we followed his remains to the place of burial along the coast of Old Virginia, the boisterous waves dashed with majestic swell, and broke in mournful sounds beneath the wheels of the ambulance which conveyed his remains to their last resting place.

The usual salute was fired over the grave of the young hero, and the grave quickly filled by brother soldiers, whose eyes were moistened with the soft tear of sorrow, and all was over. Then again the martial music filled with animating ilviness (sic) the grave in which he rests --- and drowned to a great extent, the feeling of gloom and sadness.

Lamoille Newsdealer, May 31, 1861.

Submitted By: Deanna French