Sweet, Orvis H.
Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 3/28/62, m/i 4/12/62, PVT, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL, pr QMSGT, 9/1/62, comn 2LT, Co. A, 12/23/62 (1/1/63), pr 1LT, 11/1/63 (11/7/63), mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64, d/wds 5/17/64
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Birth: abt 1841, Alburgh, VT
Burial: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 15977161
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Orvis H., 5/1/865
Portrait?: Italo Collection, Cooper Collection, VHS Collections
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)
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VHS - Reunion Society Collection
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Ed Italo Collection
We see the death of O.H. Sweet announced, which took place in field hospital, day or two after he fell. His promotion from the ranks to a Lieutenant was evidence of his merit and of the estimation in which he was held by his superior officers.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, May 27, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.