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Sayles, Orville A.


Age: 23, credited to Leicester, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. G, 12th VT INF, d/dis 2/5/63

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Birth: 09/1837, Leicester, VT
Death: 02/05/1863

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Eva E., 3/25/1863
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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Brookside Cemetery, Leicester, VT

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Courtesy of Bernie Noble


Orvel A. Sayles, son of Rev. Lensie R. Sayles of Leicester, was a Sergeant in Co. G, 12th Regiment, and died of diptheria while in the service, Feb. 5th , 1863, at Wolf Run Shoals, Va.

Burlington Free Press, March 24, 1865

LIEUT. Col. Brown, late of the 5th Vt. Vols., who recently died at Harrisburg, Pa., was buried with military honors at Brattleboro, on the 11th inst.; notwithstanding the bad weather, a large concourse of sorrowing friends assembled, and the services, both at the church and the grave, were solemn and imposing. Col. Brown was greatly beloved by all who came in contact with him, and his death is deeply lamented.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 22, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.