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Benham, Edward E.
Age: 21, credited to Richmond, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 12/30/64, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65
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Birth: 08/09/1845, Jericho, VT
Burial: New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/10/1890, VT; widow Carrie A., 11/11/1919, VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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New Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
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E. E. Benham Died Wednesday After Long Period of Poor Health
E. E. Benham died Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, after along period of poor health. He was confined wholly to h is bed only two days. The funeral was held from his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. O. Howe of Randolph officiating. He leaves his widow, one son and five daughters to mourn. Relatives from out of town to attend the funeral were his brother, J. S. Benham, his sister, Mrs. H. B. Hall, and husband, and their daughter, Mrs. Thrall of Burlington; H. W. Rice of Essex Junction, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Walton of Montpelier, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hall and son of Jericho, the last two ladies being sisters. Burial was made in the Center cemetery.
Source: Barre Daily Times, October 22, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.