Benson, Charles J.
Age: 22, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/14/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. I, 11th VT INF, pr QMSGT 1/17/64, pr SGTMAJ 9/1/64, comn 2LT, Co. I, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), m/o 6/24/65 as SGTMAJ
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Birth: 1847, Stowe, VT
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 37139225
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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FUNERAL FOR C. J. BENSON; A VETERAN LARGELY ATTENDED SUNDAY; WITH THE G.A.R. RITUAL
The funeral of Charles J. Benson, a veteran of the last war, was held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were largely attended, Stannard Post being present in a body, and were conducted by Rev. H. S. Rowe, pastor of the church. A quartet, consisting of Misses Johnnott and Yale, and Messers Sherman and Severson rendered two selections, " Oh for the Pearly Gates", by Hanscom, and "Lead Kindly Light", by Newman.
After the service, escorted by the Post, the funeral cortege proceeded to Lake View cemetery, where the remains were interred. The bearers were, Charles Montgomery, George Keller, Horace Tracy, William Quinn, James Miles, and W. H. Bumpers. At the grave the full ritual of the Grand Army, and Taps were sounded by bugler Hyde of Company M.
Mr. Benson was born in Biddeford, M. Forty-seven years ago, and enlisted as a private in the Sixth Main Battery. He was discharged June 17, 1865, and was mustered into Stannard Post in January 15, 1865.
He has been a patient sufferer for three years, and the immediate cause of death was dropsy. His wife and one child survive him.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Jan. 2, 1896
Courtesy of Deanna French