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Corp Elbridge M. Hosmer

Corp Elbridge M. Hosmer

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Death 4 Dec 1863
Burial Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 36549460 · View Source
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The following is from the Civil War diary of Charles B. Mead which was published in the Rutland Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 28 No. 1, 1998:

Nov. 27, 1863 [Battle of Locust Grove]
Hosmer was struck on the forehead over the left eye - very bad wound.

Dec. 4, 1863
Elbridge M. Hosmer's body came to camp to day. He died last night at half past two. His wound was dressed but once, and he has had no other care. It is sad, very sad for him to die. He leaves a fine woman and two charming children to mourn his loss. Noble, heroic man, - he sealed his devotion to his country with his life.

Late in the afternoon the Co. went to do the saddest duty of a soldier - to bury a comrade killed in battle - Slowly, sadly, we carried Hosmer across the fields, lowered him into the "sacred soil" (made sacred by his life's blood) and fired volleys over his grave. Oh! My God! that we could be spared such scenes - but this is only part of WAR.


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Co. F., 1 U.S.S.S.; Wounded Nov. 27, 1863. Died at Brandy Station, Va. Dec. 4, 1863, age 33 yrs.


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  • Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 29 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36549460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Elbridge M. Hosmer (unknown–4 Dec 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36549460, citing Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Jen Snoots (contributor 4661415) .