Erastus W. Jewett

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Erastus W. Jewett

Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 20 Feb 1906 (aged 66)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 7891948 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a prisoner of war. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army in Company A, 9th Vermont Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 2, 1864 at Newport Barracks, North Carolina. His citation reads "By long and persistent resistance and burning the bridges, Jewett kept a superior force of the enemy at a distance and thus covered the retreat of the garrison."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7891948
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Erastus W. Jewett (1 Apr 1839–20 Feb 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7891948, citing Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .