Pierce, Charles Alexander
Age: 23, credited to Manchester, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, 1SGT, Co. C, 14th VT INF, disch 5/11/63
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Birth: 1839, Chester, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 17961734
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/18/1863; widow Abbie S., 3/23/1915, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Charles Alexander Pierce
Pierce, Charles Alexander, of Bennington, son of James and Dorcas Bayard Pierce, was born in Chester, August 22, 1839.
He was educated in the common schools, and at the age of sixteen entered the office of the Brattleboro Phoenix, where he served his apprenticeship. In 1861 he established the Manchester (Vt.) Journal, which he continued to publish for nine years, but finally purchased the Bennington Banner, which he now owns, and in connection with this is the proprietor of one of the largest job printing, bookbinding and publishing establishments in the state. He was appointed postmaster at Bennington in 1891 by President Harrison.
He enlisted in Co. C, 14th Regt. Vt. Vols., of which company he was 1st sergeant, and on account of an accidental injury received his discharge in May, 1863.
Mr. Pierce wedded Abby, daughter of Isaac W. and Maria Gibson, of Londonderry. Their children are: Charles W., Warren A., and Nettie M.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 313.