|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1822|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1862|
-Graduated Harvard College 1843
-Graduated Harvard Divinity School 1847
-Commissioned Chaplain of the 16th Massachusetts Volunteers August 1, 1861
-Killed at Fredericksburg, VA December 11, 1862
-"I must do something for my country"
Boston Herald, December 25, 1862
DECEMBER 25, 1862.
FUNERAL OF REV. ARTHUR B. FULLER.
The funeral obsequies over the remains of the late Rev. Arthur B. Fuller were performed this noon, at the Chauncy street church. The body was brought to the church early this fornoon, enclosed in a rich, ornamented rosewood casket. The latter was decorated with the American flag, and a profusion of elegant flowers wrought in bouquets and wreaths, which encircled a photograph of the deceased, taken several months prior to his death. A plate bore the following inscription:
Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller, Chaplain of the 16 Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va., 11th December 1862. Aged 40 years. "I must do something for my country."
The church was crowded with a very large audience, and among them were His Excellency Gov. Andrew and Col. Lee, of his Staff; and Maj. P. A. Ames, of the 1st Division, M. V. M. Also a detachment from the Cadets, in uniform, and the Boston Brigade Band. The services were unusually interesting, solemn and impressive. They consisted of a voluntary by the choir; chant; reading of Scriptures by Rev. Rufus B. Ellis; Soldier's Funeral Hymn, from the Army Melodies (edited by the deceased and Rev. J. W. Dadmun); addresses by Rev. Rollin H. Neale, D. D., Rev. E. O. Haven, D. D., Rev. E. A. Sears and Rev. James Freeman Clark; hymn; prayer and anthem.
The remarks of the reverend gentlemen were singularly touching in feeling and sentiment. Rev. Mr. Neale spoke of his departed brother as a kind, open-hearted, generous, whole-souled man. He was noble in spirit and philanthropic in nature, and his going into battle where he met his death, was characteristic of him -- acting with a noble heroism and a self-sacrificing patriotism.
Rev. Mr. Clark had known him from a boy. Many principles which he had cherished had been instilled into his mind by an order sister, while he was but a youth. He received his education at Cambridge, graduating in the divinity school in 1847. Soon after, he went to the West and settled in Northern Illinois, acting both as missionary and teacher, Since his return to New England he has been settled over various parishes. He always attended to duty, was decided in his opinions, and it was his nature to be active, kind and useful.
In numerous instances the audience were moved to tears, and all were impressed with the conviction that the community had lost a noble and true friend, and a man of exalted character.
The pall-bearers were Samuel Smith, C. J. F. Sherman, George P. Richardson, Jr., Henry S. Dalton, Samuel B. Krogman, and O. T. Taylor.
The hearse which bore his remains to their last resting-place in Mount Auburn, was draped with the national colors, and trimmed with rosettes of black and white, and drawn by four horses wearing heavy black plumes. A large number of mourners followed the remains to the grave, and dropped their tears over the sepulchre of this fallen patriot and philanthropist.
Richard Buckminster Fuller (1861 - 1910)*
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Created by: eobfindagrave
Record added: Oct 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22330332