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Worden, Alfred S.


Age: 21, credited to Marlboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, pr CPL, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 04/08/1840, Wilmington, VT
Death: 11/27/1886

Burial: Collins Cemetery, Marlboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 46202766


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/28/1866, VT; widow Augusta N., 3/7/1888, VT
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
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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Collins Cemetery, Marlboro, VT

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The death of Alfred S. Worden, elsewhere recorded, was caused by a rheumatic affection. Mr. Worden was an old soldier with a good record, and had many friends among his old army acquaintances. He was wounded in the service and suffered two severe operations to relieve him of the lifelong trouble which the wounds inflicted on him. The government suit against him for violation of the United States internal revenue laws was settled some time ago on his payment of a tax on liquors distilled of $533.70, a penalty of $150, and costs of $143.59, making a total of $827.29. Mr. Worden’s funeral was held at the schoolhouse on the Branch, Tuesday, Rev. O. F. Thayer officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Mitchell of South Newfane. A correspondent sends the following in regard to the deceased:

"Mr. Worden was well known in this vicinity as a whole souled man. He was a member of Co. I, 8th Vt. Vols. Of ‘61, being color sergeant. At the battle of Cedar Creek he was distinguished for his valor in the defense of the colors which he bore. The color guard became detached from the company and were surrounded by the rebels, whereupon a desperate hand to hand conflict ensued. When the colors were demanded Mr. Worden replied, "Never, never." It was in this engagement that Mr. Worden received the wound which eventually caused his death. Deceased was a member of Birchard Post, and his was the first death that has occurred in its ranks. The post was represented at the funeral and the services at the grave, which were very impressive, were under its direction."

Source: Vermont Phoenix, December 3, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.