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Page, Lemuel W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 41, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. C, 12th VT INF, 8/23/62 (10/2/62), m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 04/30/1821, Burlington, VT
Death: 01/18/1903

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 46553119

Cenotaph: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 87458037

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/14/1880; widow Carrie E., 2/7/1903, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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CENOTAPH:


Tombstone

Tombstone

Cenotaph at Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Obituary

Capt. Lemuel Page, who died in Brandon Jan. 18, aged 82, was a native of this city and was a merchant here from 1843 to 1862 when he sold out to become captain of company C, 12th regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was one of the original members of College st. Congregational church.

Source: Burlington Clipper, January 31, 1903

OBITUARY
The Late Captain Lemuel W. Page

The decease of Capt. Lemuel W. Page, which took place in Brandon, January 18, closed along and active life. The release was sudden and painless. He was found sitting in a chair as if composed for sleep. Mr. Page was born in Burlington, April 30, 1921. He was the son of Lemuel Page and Clarissa (Whitney) Page. His father was born in Rindge, N.H., and was a soldier in the War of 1812. The family came from England at an early date, and members of it settled as pioneers in the colonies of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia; and have left many descendants in these states. When seven years of age, his father having died, his mother removed to Lyndesboro, N.H. - where, on a farm, his boyhood was spent, and the foundation laid of good health and active habits. At the age of 12 he began his business career as a clerk. In 1843 he established himself as a merchant in Burlington and continued in successful trade until the breaking out of the Civil War. In 1862 he sold out his business at a sacrifice and offered his services to his country. He was unanimously chosen captain of Co. C, 12th regiment, Vt. Vols., his commission bearing date of August 22, 1862. as an officer he united the qualities of good disciplinarian with a tender regard for the welfare and comfort of the men under his command. He was ever held in grateful and honorable remembrance by the member of his company, His service was a part of the splendid record of the sons of Vermont, given at great cost, yet freely, to save the republic. It was his good fortune to come out of the service unharmed, and to enjoy the fruit of his devotion, to his country, and to be associated in the work of the G.A.R., which organization always held a high place in his regard. He was quick to respond to the claims of a comrade, and many are the veterans who can testify to his kindness. Capt. Page was of a genial and social nature, and retained those youthful characteristics to the last.

In 1843 he married Susan Souders of Peterboro, N. H., and two children were the fruit of the union Dr. Frank W. Page of Boston, lately superintendent of the Vermont insane asylum at Waterbury, and Mrs. Charles H. Knapp pf Paterson, N. J., both of whom survive him. In 1873 he married, a second time, Miss Carrie E. Hemenway of Brandon, and after some years of active business life, they returned to Brandon and made their home there. Captain Page was one of the original members of the College Street Church of Burlington, Vt., and at the time of his death was a member of the Congregational Church of Brandon. The funeral services were held from his home and were attended by a large number of friends and by the Grand Army Post, of which he was an honored member. The interment was in Burlington. His memory will be cherished by a wide circle of friends as an upright merchant, a loyal soldier, a kindly man.

Source: Burlington Free Press, January 27, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.