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Sgt Charles A Sherwin

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Sgt Charles A Sherwin

Birth
Grafton, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 11 Jun 1863
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Grafton, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 112167294 View Source

Son of Amasa and Clarissa Sherwin
born 1830, 1831, or 1833 depending on source.

Charles was living in Belle Plain, Minnesota when he married Gratia F. Smith on May 7, 1855 in Rockingham, Vermont. He served with the 4th Regiment, Minnesota infantry during the Civil War. Wounded at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863, Charles died at Memphis, Tennessee. (Some records suggest he died in Grafton, Vermont.)

Orleans Independent Standard, (Irasburgh, Vermont), July 10, 1863:
"Another has Gone. - We regret to learn this week that Charles A. Sherwin of the 4th Minnesota, son of Amasa Sherwin of this village, died at the hospital at Memphis, on the 10th of June. He was wounded in the head at the terrible charge of the 22d of May at Vicksburg, which had mainly healed, but brain fever set in, and proved fatal. He was 34 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. Mr. Sherwin was in a great many battles, and was foremost and heroic in them all, never flinching from his duty. He was an intelligent man, and felt a deep interest in the result of the war, and made many observations while in the service. His letters to his father have always been published in the Times, as our readers will doubtless remember. But he has gone to his reward. He was a brave man, a true patriot, and has given his life as a sacrifice for our country. God comfort and bless his afflicted family. - R. F. Times."


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  • Created by: DebL
  • Added: 11 Jun 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 112167294
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112167294/charles-a-sherwin : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Charles A Sherwin (unknown–11 Jun 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 112167294, citing Grafton Village Cemetery, Grafton, Windham County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by DebL (contributor 47462502) .