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Webster, Cornelius


Age: 18, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. F, 12th VT INF, d/dis 5/30/63

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Birth: 10/19/1844, Roxbury, VT
Death: 05/30/1863

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 56817639


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Arathusa B., 5/3/1887, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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There was a very largely attended funeral at the meeting house in Northfield Centre on Sunday last, the occasion being the burial of Cornelius Webster, son of Benoni and A. B. Webster, aged 19 years, who was at the time of his death a member of company F, 12th regiment. He died at camp, near Union Mills, Va., from typhoid fever. His remains were embalmed, and brought here. The services, which were peculiarly appropriate to the occasion, were performed by Rev. Mr. Sperburn, he seeming to be fully aware that his calling was to preach Christ instead of politics.

Source: Argus and Patriot, June 11, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.