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Clogston, Luman


Age: 0, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA BTRY
Service: 2nd Ind. Btry, MA LARTY

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Birth: 1836, Unknown
Death: 1925

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: None


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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Plainsman, Indian Fighter and Grand Army Dignitary, Passes in Fair Haven.

Fair Haven, April 30. - Luman Clogston, 88, Civil war veteran, plainsman, a friend of Dan Beard, the famous scout, and a former resident of Rutland, died here tonight at 6:55 O'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Rowell, after an illness eight weeks.

He enlisted in the Civil war, July 31, 1861, in the 2nd Battalion of Light Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the company commanded by Capt. Omand F. Nims. After he had served a three-year term of enlistment, he was discharged honorably August 16, 1864. He served under Gens. Banks and Butler in the department of the Gulf and in the Red River campaign and it was in this latter expedition that he was cited for bravery in action at Baton Rouge, La., with Tom Tyler of Boston he retired from action when the company was routed, without abandoning the field piece of which he was the gunner.

Mr. Clogston was born in 1836 in Strafford, the son of John and Eunice (Roberts) Clogston. At the age of 17 he left home to go to Lawrence, Mass., where he met Miss Josephine Carrier whom he married in Boston on his return from the war in 1864.

Starts West by Ox-Train

His brother was suffering from tuberculosis and in 1866, he set out with him by ox-train across the country to Montana. It was while on the way that he met and grew to know Dan Beard and the two wagon trains travelled along together for some time, staving off an attack by Indians. He finally stopped and located in Boise City, Ida., where he stayed for about a year before starting to return to his wife.

With a single companion he returned by canoe down the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers and then home to Boston overland. About 1870 he and his wife moved to Rutland where he was the foreman of the Mansfield & Stimson machine shop which has since become the F. R. Patch Manufacturing company. In 1874 he moved to Fair Haven where he was foreman of the Maynard Machine shop, long since defunct.

His first wife died in1872 and in 1873 before moving to Fair Haven, he married Miss Ellen Osgood of Rutland. He settled in this town and remained there for the rest of his life except for occasional short trips. By his first wife there were four children, Henry and Harry, twins, who died in infancy and Edward L. Clogston of Melrose Highlands, Mass., and Eugene L. Clogston of Keenesville, N.Y. Mrs. Josephine Rowell, his daughter, at whose home he died, was the only child by his second wife.

Second Head of G.A.R. Post.

Mr. Clogston was a member of the J. H. Bosworth post, G.A.R., of this town, having been the second commander of the post and having served as senior vice-commander ever since. His death leaves only five Civil war veterans remaining here: Charles F. Stone, state-commander of the Grand Army; Leon Wood, George Wells, Henry Moody, and H. E. Brown. At 75 years of age, 13 years ago, Mr. Clogston retired, although he continued to be active in G.A.R. And town affairs until last Christmas when failing health kept him to his home and to his bed for the past eight weeks.

Although definite funeral arrangements have not been made yet, Commander Stone said today that a delegation from Roberts post, G.A.R., of Rutland would attend the funeral and that the pall-bearers would be members of the Fair Haven post of the American Legion.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 1, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.