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Churchill, Sylvester


Age: 0, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 3rd US ARTY
Service: appt 1LT, 3rd US ARTY, 3/12/1812, pr CAPT 8/15/1813, tr to 1st US ARTY 6/1/21, pr MAJ, 3rd US ARTY 4/6/35, COL and IG 6/25/1841, Bvt BGen 2/23/1847, retired 9/25/1861

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Birth: 08/02/1783, Woodstock, VT
Death: 12/07/1862

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: North Hill, Lot 279, Baird Family Mausoleum.
Gravestone photographer: Loretta Castaldi
Findagrave Memorial #: 37193048


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
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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Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC

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Sylvester Churchill

Born: Woodstock, August 2, 1783
Died: Washington, D.C., December 7, 1862
Buried: ?
Pre-war: carpenter, editor of Windsor's "The Vermont Republican," appointed 1st Lieutenant, Artillery, 3/1812; captain, 8/1813; Ass't Adjt. Gen. (Major) 8/29/1813; Major, 3rd Artillery 4/6/1835; Inspector General (Colonel), 6/25/41; Florida Indian War, 1836-41, Mexican War, 1846-48; bvt Bvt. Brig. Gen'l 2/23/47; retired 9/25/61.

Source - Revised Roster, p 677



GEN. SYLVESTER CHURCHILL died at Washington, on the 7th, inst. In the year 80th year of his age. He was a Vermonter, we believe from Woodstock, and has been in the army, since 1812 seeing active service in every war in which the United States has been engaged.

Source: Green Mountain Freeman, Dec. 10, 1862
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.