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 Malcomb Graeme Kinsman

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Malcomb Graeme Kinsman

Birth
Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death
9 Jan 1863 (aged 43)
At Sea
Burial
Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
107595680 View Source

Malcom Kinsman was the son of Moses Kinsman, one of the original settlers of West Hill (Old Philadelphia). He enlisted in the Second Light Artillery Brigade December 24, 1861. His brother Dura, also a West Hill farmer, took him to Brandon, where the 2nd LAB (Light Artillery Brigade) left took a train from Rutland from training at the Rutland Fairgrounds.

Malcom left his wife Sarah (Whitney) Kinsman and their eight children behind. They also had two grown children, and one, Albert, had already joined the first forty men to leave Rochester in Co. E, 4th Vermont Volunteers.

The youngest son, Royal, was four months old, and would never live to see a Christmas with his father. Malcom was a cook in the army, though most of his time was spent in various Louisiana hospitals.

Discharged for a medical disability, he and his friend, neighbor, and fellow soldier Truman Brink boarded the steamer Creole. According to Truman, Malcolm had "camp fever, as it was called, and also bloody dysentery." They were both discharged on December 27, 1862. "I took care of him on the voyage, and did all I could for him, but he failed rapidly. "Malcolm died at sea. "

The "widow Sarah" (Whitney) Kinsman was left with the overwhelming job of running the farm. Help would soon come by way of Royal Swan, who married daughter Eliza, thus keeping the farm in the family.

Malcom Kinsman was the son of Moses Kinsman, one of the original settlers of West Hill (Old Philadelphia). He enlisted in the Second Light Artillery Brigade December 24, 1861. His brother Dura, also a West Hill farmer, took him to Brandon, where the 2nd LAB (Light Artillery Brigade) left took a train from Rutland from training at the Rutland Fairgrounds.

Malcom left his wife Sarah (Whitney) Kinsman and their eight children behind. They also had two grown children, and one, Albert, had already joined the first forty men to leave Rochester in Co. E, 4th Vermont Volunteers.

The youngest son, Royal, was four months old, and would never live to see a Christmas with his father. Malcom was a cook in the army, though most of his time was spent in various Louisiana hospitals.

Discharged for a medical disability, he and his friend, neighbor, and fellow soldier Truman Brink boarded the steamer Creole. According to Truman, Malcolm had "camp fever, as it was called, and also bloody dysentery." They were both discharged on December 27, 1862. "I took care of him on the voyage, and did all I could for him, but he failed rapidly. "Malcolm died at sea. "

The "widow Sarah" (Whitney) Kinsman was left with the overwhelming job of running the farm. Help would soon come by way of Royal Swan, who married daughter Eliza, thus keeping the farm in the family.


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