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Buzzell, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 22nd ME INF, 11th ME INF
Service: Co. H, 22nd ME INF; o. K, 11th ME INF

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VITALS

Birth: 07/15/1847, Herman, ME
Death: 10/10/1917

Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/26/1884; widow Clara F., 10/20/1917, VT
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: Unknown

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BURIAL:

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Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

George W. Buzzell, aged 79 years, died Wednesday at his home in what is known as the East road district. Notice of the funeral will be given later.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, October 11, 1917

Drummer Boy's Drum Sounded at His Grave

George W. Buzzell, aged 70, a Civil War drummer boy, who served with the 11th and 22d Maine Regiments, was buried at Park Lawn Cemetery Saturday forenoon by members of Custer 6th Corps Post, G.A.R. He had been a resident of Bennington since 1912.

At the battle of Strawberry Plain in 1864 his regiment captured, among other booty, a snare drum, which was given to the drummer boy and was kept by him after the war ended. He joined the local post soon after coming to Bennington, and had been regularly detailed to sound “taps” when the post members laid a veteran to rest. Saturday the drum rested on the casket during the funeral procession and at the grave performed a service for the last time.

Source: Vermont Standard, October 25, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.