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Stoughton, Edwin Henry


Age: 23, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, USV
Service: COL, 4th VT INF, 81/61 (8/1/61), apptd. BGen, USV, 11/5/62, assigned to command 2nd Vt. Bgd (2nd Bgd, Casey's Div, 22nd A.C.; pow, Fairfax Court House, 3/9/63; apptmnt expired 3/4/63 [College: USMA 59]

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Birth: 06/23/1838, Chester, VT
Death: 12/25/1868

Burial: Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 22652


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Charles Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections, History Town of Rockingham off-site
College?: USMA 59
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: Died in Dorchester, MA; See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


2nd Great Granduncle of Stephen D. Mahoney, Welleley, MA

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Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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Hays' History of the Town of Rockingham, Vermont

Military Service

Edwin Henry Stoughton was born Jun 23 1838, in Chester. He was appointed as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, July 1, 1854, graduated in the Class of 1859, had served garrison duty as a Brevet 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry from July 1 1859, then as 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th U.S. Infantry, from September 5, 1859; he resigned his regular commission in March, 1861. In September, 1861, he was appointed colonel of the Fourth Vermont Infantry, and participated in the Peninsula campaign. In November, 1862, he was appointed Brigadier-General of Volunteers (which was not subsequently confirmed by the Senate), and was assigned command of the 2nd Vermont Brigade. He was captured by Mosby's troops in March, 1863, exchanged after two months, but saw no further service. He was a lawyer after the war. He died December 25, 1868, in New York City. He is buried in Immanuel cemetery, Rockingham.

Source: Revised Roster, pp. 106, 108, 456, 682, 749.



We learn, at too late an hour to prepare any extended notice, of the death of Gen. E. H.Stoughton, Esq., of Bellows Falls, which took place in Boston on Friday. Gen.Stoughton was Colonel of the Fourth Vermont regiment, and subsequently, for a short time (till he was captured by the rebels at Fairfax Court House in March 1869,) in command of the 2d Vermont Brigade. Since his retirement from the service, he has been, we believe, in practice of the law. His disease was consumption.

Source: The Burlington Free Press, 28 Dec 1869
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.