Maj Charles Buxton


Maj Charles Buxton

Londonderry, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 19 Sep 1864 (aged 30)
Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Burial Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 36008036 View Source

Name: Charles BUXTON[(1834?-1864)]
Event: Death
Event Date: 19 Sep 1864
Event Place: Rockingham, , Virginia
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: 1834
Father: []
Mother: []
Spouse: []
Spouse's Father: []
Spouse's Mother: []
Film Number: 27497
Digital Folder Number: 004542973
Image Number: 02828
Name: Charles Buxton
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Event: Military Service
Rank In: Captain
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Rank Out: Major
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Side: Union
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State (or Origin): Vermont
Military Unit: 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery
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Company: G
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NARA Publication Title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Vermont.
NARA Publication Number: M557
NARA Roll Number: 2
Film Number: 882473
Buxton, Charles, age 28,
cred. to Rockingham, VT
comn CPT, Co. G, 11th VVI, 8/12/62 (9/3/62),
pr MAJ, 9/2/64 (10/3/64),
kia, Winchester, 9/19/64
born: 1834;
died 09/19/1864;
buried: Episcopal Cemetery, Rockingham, VT

Capt. Buxton's last writing. He was killed in battle. The diary was found in his pocket and soon sent to his wife according to his request found at the beginning of this book. His pencil is still in its place.

"This diary was sent to Mrs. Buxton who died several years ago at the home of an aged aunt. About 1920 it was found in an old desk which was being sold at auction. The finder was a member of Old No. 4 Chapter, D.A.R. who gave it to Stephen A. Spooner, a member of Lincoln Post, G.A.R. of Charlestown, N.H. who had known Capt. and Mrs. Buxton. I am Comrade Spooner's daughter, also a member of Old No. 4 Chapter D.A.R. I am sending the diary for the Civil War department of the Adjutant General's office of Vermont."

- S. Abbie Spooner

Diary of Capt. Charles Buxton
11th Vermont Volunteers, 1864
From the Collections of the Vermont Historical Society
(*S MS 973.78 B986) [Transcription by RMM, 2003]

Capt. Chas. Buxton, 1st Vt. Arty.
Charles Buxton, Capt. 1st Arty., 11th Vt. Vols., Comd'y Battery "G"

Please return this book to Mrs. Sophia W. Buxton or Mrs. N. B. at Charlestown, N.H. or to Mrs. N. Buxton at South Londonderry, Vt.

"The regiment lost seven killed, 85 wounded and four missing. Among the killed were Captain Charles Buxton of company G, who was shot through the head and died instantly and Lieutenant Daniel Duhigg, company M. Captain Buxton had been recently promoted to be major, and Lieutenant Duhigg to be captain of his company, but they had not received their commissions at the time of their deaths."

George W. Frost, son of Thomas and Betsey (Butters) Frost, m.Sept.5,1839, Sarah Stoddard of Charlestown, NH. Their children:

1.Lizzie Stoddard Frost (1841-1907) m. 1870: W. Roland Bailey of Kingston, MA. One child: Roland Bailey,Jr., b.Sept.14,1871. Mr. Bailey was lost at sea Jan.15,1872.

2.Sophia Willard Frost (1843-1911) m.1862: Charles Buxton (1834?-1864) of Londonderry, VT. One child, Lizzie Sophia Buxton (12 Sep 1862-1864). Mr. Buxton recruited company G in the 11th VT Heavy Artillery. He was chosen captain, then promoted to major. This brave and greatly loved officer was killed at the Battle of Opequon, more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester, on Sept.19,1864.

3.George Henry Frost (1845-1918) enlisted in the 1st NH Cavalry in 1862 and served during the war.

4.Edna Francina Frost (1849-191?) m.1870: Charles H. Leach of Waterville, VT. One child: Herbert Leach, b.Apr.30,1870.

5.Fannie Estelle Frost (1854-1925)m.1872: Frank Cunha (18??-1920) of Graciosa, Azores, Portugal.

6.Pliny Taylor Frost (1857-1929).

Bio by: Wladyslaw Kordas

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