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Bishop, Stephen Chester


Age: 25, credited to Benson, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/64, m/i 8/29/64, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 08/12/1838, Clintonville, NY
Death: 04/21/1914

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Benson, VT
Marker/Plot: 74
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steven Stanley
Findagrave Memorial #: 86162642


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/15/1882, VT; widow Eunice E., 7/3/1914, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


2nd Great Granduncle of Steven Stanley, Salisbury, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Benjamin F. Saunders, Columbus, OH

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Fairview Cemetery, Benson, VT

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Stephen Chester Bishop of the Stony Point district died at his home Tuesday April 21 after an illness of a month with heart disease. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was born in Willsboro, N.Y., 75 years ago. He was a member of John A. Logan Post of Orwell, having served over two years in the 11th Vermont regiment of infantry. He is survived by a wife, formerly Miss Eunice Coates, and nine children; Mrs. E.A. Gibbs, Mrs. Flora fay and Mrs. W.F. Cummings of this town, Arthur G. and Earle Bishop of Smith's Basin, Garfield of Fair Haven, Robert of West Haven and Albert and Chester of Benson. The funeral took place at his late residence Friday at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Hall officiating.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 30, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.