Armstrong, Ethan Allen
Age: 19, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/4/64, m/i 8/4/64, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65
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Birth: 08/1845, Bennington, VT
Burial: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 18735475
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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Reached Home in Time to Die - A Sad Christmas - Ethan Armstrong, a young man about twenty-seven years of age son of Herman Armstrong of Bennington, has been agent for the New York Circus and Old John Robinson's Circus during the past season. He had been with the latter through the Southern States. Being about to go into winter quarters he left the circus about a week ago at New Orleans, and made his way toward his home at Bennington. He arrived at Troy on Sunday with a frightful cough and bleeding from the lungs. He was not well when he left New Orleans. His funds failing he was obliged to sell his overcoat in order to get home. He arrived at Bennington on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday at a quarter to four p.m., he died of inflammation and congestion of the lungs. Armstrong was a good-hearted young man and had many friends. He was a very strong man, though of medium size, and gave promise of long life. As may be supposed, this mournful occurrence did not make a very merry Christmas for his family and friends. He stayed at the house of B. F. Sheldon in this city on Sunday night, and was very sick and called upon his mother frequently in his disturbed sleep. We all call upon “Mother” when the time of trouble comes. - Troy Press, Dec. 26.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, December 30, 1872
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.