Site Logo
Home Page | Cemeteries | Battles | Descendants | Find A Soldier | Towns | Units | Site Map

Washburn, John Parmenter


Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NY INF, 2nd MA HARTY
Service: 2nd NY INF, 2nd MA HVY ARTY

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations


Birth: 06/09/1834, Unknown
Death: 09/13/1916

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 121623063


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/25/1889, VT; widow Laura I, 9/21/1916, VT
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


(Are you a descendant, but not listed? Register today)


Copyright notice




Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.

John P. Washburn

Springfield Republican

Sep. 14, 1916



Civil War Veteran Who Served in Two Regiments.

John Parmenter Washburn, 82, a veteran of the civil war, in which he served in two different regiments, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 18 Western avenue. An attack of grip was the direct cause of his death, although he had been in poor health for the past 10 years. Mr. Washburn was born in Milton, P.Q., June 9, 1834, a son of Samuel O. and Mary (Parmenter) Washburn. At the time the civil war broke out Mr. Washburn was employed in Troy, N.Y. He enlisted in that city in Co. G, 2d New York infantry. He received a severe injury that winter at Newport News and later contracted malarial fever. He was discharged from the service at Chester, Pa., because of physical disability.

The winter of 1862-3 he spent at Holland (Vt.) recovering his health. In the spring of 1863 he went to Greenfield, Mass., and took employment in the cutlery works of John Russell. That fall he enlisted again in the 2d Massachusetts heavy artillery and was made a sergeant. The regiment was stationed at Fort Fisher until mustered out of the service. He returned to Holland, and in December, 1865, he married Miss Laura I. Armstrong. After their marriage he conducted a small farm and worked in the baby carriage manufactory in Guilford until that plant burned. After that he moved to Brattleboro, where he was employed in the Estey factories until he was forced to give up his work on account of ill-health ten years ago. Besides his widow, Mr. Washburn leaves one daughter, Mrs. E.G. Phillips of Springfield, Mass., and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Woodward, Mrs. Hannah Rush and Mrs. Dina Coffin all of Milan, N.H. Mr. Washburn was a member of Sedgwick Grand Army post.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.