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Stevens, Barnum A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 40, credited to West Haven, VT
Unit(s): 93rd NY INF
Service: enl, Hampton, 3/23/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 93rd NY INF, 3/25/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/1/65, near Washington, DC

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VITALS

Birth: 1806, West Haven, VT
Death: 1868

Burial: Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 51886423

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: Stephens
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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Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT

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Obituary

SUICIDE On Friday morning Mr. Barnum Stevens of Poultney was found dead, hanging from a tree with a rope around his neck, near Hosford's crossing in that town. No cause is assigned for the act. Mr. Stevens was a man of peculiar habits, and at times has appeared singular in his actions for several years. He lost one son in the army, and we believe was himself for a time in the service during the late war. Several persons have committed suicide by hanging in the same neighborhood within a few years.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, June 6, 1868.

Barnum Stevens, residing near Hosford's Crossing, in this town, committed suicide by hanging himself to an apple tree, on Thursday a. m., 4th inst. When taken down the body had the appearance of not having been long dead, as it was warm in the region of the heart. It is supposed that after adjusting the rope to his neck, he climbed upon a rail fence near by, and fastening the rope to a limb of the tree, jumped off. When found, his feet were not above 6 inches from the ground.

Source: Poultney Journal, June 11, 1868.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.