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Bellows, Ruluf L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 36, credited to Westford, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 10/15/61, CPL, Co. I, 6th VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 5/14/62, Marine Hosp., Burlington, VT

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VITALS

Birth: 1825, Reading, NH
Death: 05/14/1862

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 55352508

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Roxie T., 8/27/1862
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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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF SERGT. BELLOWS. - Sergt. R. G. Bellows, of Co. I, 6th Vt. Regiment, who was severely wounded in the knee at the skirmish at Lee's Mills, died from his injuries at the U. S. Marine Hospital in this place, early yesterday morning. He was the color-bearer of his regiment, and bore a gallant part in the Lee's Mills fight. His funeral took place from the hospital at two o'clock, P. M., Wednesday, Rev. V. M. Simons, of the Pine street Methodist Church, conducting the services. The deceased was from Westford, in this county.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 17, 1862.

DEATH AT THE HOSPITAL R. G. Bellows, color sergeant of the 6th Vermont, Co. I, died at the hospital here on the 14th inst., from the effects of a wound in the knee received in the engagement of the 14th April at Lee's Mills. He was from Westford; a fine looking man whose intelligent face attracted the attention of all visitors to the hospital. His wound was very severe, and in spite of the best surgical skill, proved at last fatal. His funeral took place from the hospital at 2 o'clock P. M. of the 14th. Rev. Siman, of the Pine Street Methodist Church, conducted the service. His remains were buried in Green Mountain Cemetery, Winooski.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, May 23, 1862.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.