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Barnard, Frederick J.
Age: 38, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/31/64, m/i 9/2/64, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65
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Birth: 12/27/1823, Chester, VT
Burial: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 74231151
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
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Frederick J. Barnard was born in Chester, Vermont, 7 Dec., 1823, son of Lucius & Abigail (Holman) Barnard. He was the second son of his parents, and one of fifteen children. He married 1st, Helene S. Lynde of Plymouth. He married 2nd in Ludlow, 8 Dec., 1861, Emily (Sears) Barton of Ludlow (b. 1833, dau. of Leonard W. & Roxanna (Sawyer) Sears, and widow of Ralph A. S. Barton).
Fred was a Civil War soldier, serving as a member of Co."C" of the 16th Reg't, Vt. Vols. He served along with five brothers and two brother-in-laws. He was also a contract painter by trade. -NEWS: Ludlow, 29 Nov., 1901: "Fred Barnard has gone to the Soldier's Home in Bennington, where he has been an inmate before."
-4 Dec., 1903: "Fred Barnard was called from the Soldier's Home at Bennington to attend the funeral of his sister at Ludlow." -7 April, 1905: "Fred Barnard came up from the Soldier's Home on Friday, 31 March, as is visiting at John Langworthy's." -3 Nov., 1905: "Fred Barnard returned to the Soldier's Home at Bennington on Thursday, 26 Oct., after an absence of six months." -4 May, 1906: "Fred Barnard is taking a furlough and is visiting his sister, Mrs. John Langworthy." -25 Oct., 1906: "Fred Barnard from the Soldier's Home in Bennington, who has been on a six months' furlough, returned Oct. 18th." -2 May, 1907; "Fred Barnard who is visiting at John Langworthy's from the Soldier's Home at Bennington, is one of those that are benefited by the McCumber pension bill, raising him to $20 per month. He went to Keene, NH Monday to visit a daughter." -12 Dec., 1907: "Fred Barnard is the oldest soldier at the Home in Bennington, being 84, and has been there 20 years which also is the longest of anyone there."
Fred died of cancer at the Old Soldier's Home in Bennington, 18 Dec., 1908 (age 85). His remains were brought to Cavendish and buried in the Cavendish Center cemetery. He died and was buried on the same day as his nephew Fred Langworthy (1856-1908).
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.
Fred J. Barnard, a veteran of the Civil war, died at the Soldiers' Home hospital Saturday afternoon, aged 82 years. Death was due to old age. The deceased was a member of Co. C, 16th Vermont regiment. The body was taken to Cavendish this morning for burial.
Source: Bennington Banner, Dec. 21, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.