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

Thayer, Charles Paine


Age: 19, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 10/1/62, m/i 10/10/62, Hosp. Stwrd., 13th VT INF, red 12/20/62, own request, tr to Co. H, m/o 6/21/63 [College: UVM 64]

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations


Birth: 01/22/1843, Randolph, VT
Death: 02/01/1910

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16806470


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Alice B., 3/30/1910, IL
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: UVM 64
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: more off-site


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


Copyright notice



Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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

Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


DR. CHARLES P. THAYER born at West Randolph, Vt., January 22nd, 1843. My father, Samuel W. Thayer, M. D., LL. D., was a descendant of John Alden and Elder William Brewster of Pilgrim family mother was Sarah L. Pratt of Woodstock, Vt., a daughter of John A. Pratt, and grand daughter of David Bailey a revolutionary soldier. Soon after my birth, my father moved to Northfield, Vt., and remained there until 1854, and became an intimate friend of Governor Charles Paine, after whom I was named. During the Civil War he was Surgeon General of Vermont, and Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. A., in charge of the Baxter General Hospital at Burlington. Soon after the battle of Lee's mills I went to New York and brought home the first batch of soldiers to that hospital. My association with those soldiers filled me with a desire to enlist, and when the 13th was organized, I enlisted as hospital steward, and was assigned to Company H the "Calais Artillery."

Having commenced the study of medicine previous to enlisting, and my duties as Hospital Steward not giving me an opportunity to watch the progress of patients in the hospital, I applied for and was appointed Ward Master, and that position I held until mustered out. After retiring from the army I finished my medical education and graduated from the medical department of the University of Vermont in June, 1865. I practiced in Burlington, Vt., for a while, was appointed Health Officer and City Physician. In 1877 was appointed Surgeon to the Northern Pacific R. R., then in progress of construction and remained there three years. Afterwards returned to Burlington, Vt., and practiced medicine there until I moved to Boston, Mass., in 1878, and am still there. I have been secretary of the Faculty and Professor of Anatomy in the Tufts College Medical and Dental Schools since their organization. Am a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Vermont Veteran Association, Vermont Association, Gettysburg Post G.A.R., B. P. O. E., mason, etc.

Boston, Mass.

Died at Atlantic City, N. J., February 1st, 1910. (See page 48 for picture.)

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 665

Thu, Feb 10, 1910 – 5 · The Vermont Cynic (Burlington, Vermont) · Thu, Feb 10, 1910 – 5 · The Vermont Cynic (Burlington, Vermont) ·