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Merrill, Solomon Fellows


Age: 41, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, BNDMSTR, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 04/22/1820, Shelburne Falls, MA
Death: 02/14/1898

Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Section 6, Lot 315
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 18250067


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/19/1890, NH; widot Isabella B., 4/7/1898, NH
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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Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH

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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band

Merrill, Solomon Fellows - Musician / Bandmaster. (b. Shelburne Falls (Franklin County) Massachusetts, 22 April, 1820, son of Thaddeus & Achsah (Severance) Merrill). Solomon enlisted at the age of 40 years from Rockingham, Vermont on 3 Sept., 1861. He played the clarinet. He mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He mustered out with the band, 9 Aug., 1862. He m. in Shelburne Falls, 10 Oct., 1844, Isabella Bardwell (b. Leyden, Mass., 8 Sept. 1826, dau. of Captain Hubbard B. & Lucinda (Bliss) Bardwell). When his service was complete, he moved back to Shelburne Falls, and later to Keene, NH, where he formed the Cheshire County Grange No. 131, and became its master. Solomon d. in Keene, NH, 14 Feb., 1898 (age 77 years, 10 months, 4 days). He was buried in the Greenlawns cemetery in Keene, NH.
Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)