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Anderson, Calvin Brewer
Age: 25, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, pow, 5/24/62, prld 9/13/62, dis/dsb 11/28/62, pow, 5/24/62, prld 9/13/62, dis/dsb 11/28/62
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Birth: 08/22/1836, Enosburgh, VT
Burial: San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX
Gravestone photographer: Sandra/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 14447805
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/1/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Calvin Brewer Anderson
1836 - 1914
Vermont Civil War Veteran Passes Away
Dr. Calvin Brewer Anderson died on Sunday, August 30, at his home in San Antonio, Texas in the 79th. year of his age.
Born at Enosburg, Vt., August 22, 1836, the doctor remained on his father's farm until the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted in Company F, First Vermont Cavalry, November 20, 1861 and was taken prisoner May 25, 1862 while serving under General Banks in the Shenandoah Valley. For two months he suffered terrible privations in the rebel prison at Lynchburg, VA. and was paroled on Belle Island in the James River September 11, 1862. He was honorably [discharged] on account of disability at the United States Hospital at Annapolis November 28, 1862 and finally reached home a mere shadow of his former self. Careful nursing, backed by an exceptionally hardy constitution, restored his health and on November 2, 1866 he married Mary E. Wooster at Highgate, Vt. A few years later he studied medicine in Burlington and was graduated from Dartmouth Medical College, Hanover, NH. in 1878.
The doctor practiced in several towns in the state and in 1882 settled in Alburg Center, remaining there until the failing health of his wife compelled them to go south, where Mrs. Anderson died in 1897. The doctor was always an earnest church worker and after the death of his wife devoted his time to preaching the Gospel.
He is survived by an only son, Charles B. W. Anderson, who resides in New York City.
MILITARY RECORD. ANDERSON, Calvin B. Residence, Enosburgh; enlisted 20 Nov. 1861 in the First Regiment, Vermont Cavalry; No muster date. Assigned to Company F with the rank of private. Taken prisoner 24 May 1862, paroled 13 Sept. 1862. Discharged 28 Nov. 1862 for disability.
SOURCES: "Burlington, [VT] Free Press," Saturday, September 5. 1914, Page 6; Revised Roster, p. 243.
Contributed by: Ken St. Germain