Adopt A Civil War Veteran

 

“Adopt a Civil War Veteran” is a community non-profit project.

With so many Civil War Veterans buried in Lebanon’s cemeteries with no recognition of their military service on their gravestones, it’s about time something is done about it to preserve our history.

I am a member of the Soldiers Memorial Building Staff, past Secretary and current President of the Lebanon Historical Society, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Elks, and a member of the Odd Fellows.

Dan Moriarty joined me in this project last year.  Dan is a retired Army Colonel and retired from the VA last year.

In 2009-10, I documented all of the cemeteries in Lebanon.  When I started going to the Soldiers Memorial Building Committee meetings and started familiarizing myself with all of the history, I began questioning the number of names on the plaques in the building compared to the number of veterans buried in our cemeteries.  I then started researching Lebanon in the Civil War.  In doing so, I realized that there were many more residents that were not included on the plaques.

The Soldiers Memorial Board Committee approved and paid for the making of a scroll that includes the forgotten Lebanon veterans.  There are 73 additional residents of Lebanon on this scroll, which was unveiled for Memorial Day, 2013.  The Scroll was made by Norman Rhodes.

I have worked closely with Tom Ledoux of the Vermont Civil War website, and we have found a lot of Vermont veterans who settled in Lebanon after the war.

Arleen & Steve Rutledge, Bridgman’s Furniture, were the first ones to donate to this project, and it was Arleen that started calling it “Adopt a Civil War Veteran”.

I will be forever grateful to Ricker’s Funeral Home for supplying the stones (at their cost), storing them and setting them as their donation to the project.

I am hoping to preserve our history with this project.  ALL VETERANS ARE IMPORTANT.

Those who adopt pay for the cost of the federal type footstone.  The cost has been running between $300 – $335.00, depending on the number of letters.  Many individuals who have adopted are sharing the expenses with others, so any amount donated would be greatly appreciated.  The Project is now affiliated with the Lebanon Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible.

Fran Hanchett

 

LEBANON’S CIVIL WAR VETERANS

1 Aspenwall, Albert 2ND BRIGADE BAND – 10TH ARMY CORPS Glenwood
2* Baker, Alpheus CO H 23RD WISCONSIN INF  Adopted by the Masons Org. & SAL, Lebanon, NH School Street
3* Barron, Sprague U.S. NAVY  Adopted in memory of Lang Metcalf by his family West Lebanon
4* Bernard, Telesphor CO M 1ST NH HVY ATY  Adopted by Blodgett’s Sash & Door, Lebanon, NH Glenwood
5* Chandler, Edwin CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by the Soldiers Memorial Building Committee School Street
6 Cross, Reuben T. CO L 1ST NH CAVALRY Glenwood
7 Daniels, Warren CO I 1ST NH CAVALRY West Lebanon
8* DeMosh, Joseph CO E 5TH NH INF  Adopted by Timken Aerospace, Lebanon, NH Mt.Calvary
9* Driscoll, Jeremiah 1ST NH CAVALRY  Adopted by Alice & Malcolm Stevens and Susy & Gene  Hayes Mt.Calvary
10* Emerson, Charles CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Rodney Emerson Croft West Lebanon
11* Emerson, George CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Rodney Emerson Croft School Street
12* Flanders, John S SGT CO C 5TH NH INF  Adopted by Greg Henderson in the name of the 5th NH  Org. Glenwood
13* Flynn, Frank P. CAPT CO K 1ST NH CAVALRY  Adopted by David W. LaBelle School Street
14* Flynn, Thomas CORP CO C 1ST NH CAVALRY  Adopted by Timken Aerospace, Lebanon, NH School Street
15* Gates, Hebard CO F 4TH MASS CAVALRY  Adopted by Fran Hanchett in memory of Helen & Buster  Hanchett West Lebanon
16* Gray, Willliam J. CO C 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Mickey and Kari Lackey West Lebanon
17* Hale, Moses CO E 18TH NH INF  Adopted by the SUVCW and Rosalie & John  DesGrossliers Orange
18* Hazeltine, John L. CO K 3RD NH INF  Adopted by the Elks Lodge #2099,  Lebanon, NH School Street
19* Hurlbutt, Abial US NAVY  Adopted in memory of Lang Metcalf by his family West Lebanon
20* Jackson, Jacob CORP CO F 16TH MASS INF  Adopted by the American Legion,  Lebanon, NH School Street
21* Johnson, Arthur W. CO H 2ND MASS INF  Adopted by his great-grandson, Harry Johnson III Glenwood
22* Kelly, George CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Susan Almy School Street
23* Kenney, Charles L. CO I 6TH US CAVALRY  Adopted by cousins Fran Hanchett, Pam Laro, and  Noreen  Lessard Glenwood
24 Landers, Thomas CO D 16TH MASS INF  Adopted by Jason Landers & others School Street
25* Manchester, Thomas CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by William Walker, his descendent Dana (Hanover)
26* Miller, G. Albert CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Dan Moriarty Glenwood
27* Morse, Nathan D. 5TH VT BAND  Adopted by Russ & Chris Lary and Barbara Krinitz School Street
28 Moses, William CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by the Willeman family for their daughter School Street
29* Perkins, George C. 2ND BRIGADE BAND – 10TH ARMY CORPS  Adopted by the Masons Org. & Sons of the American  Legion, Lebanon,  NH Glenwood
30* Pierce, Harry H. CO D 13TH MASS INF  Adopted by the Legion Auxiliary, Lebanon, NH School Street
31* Randlett, Nathan CAPT. CO C 5TH NH & VRC  Adopted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,  Lebanon,  NH Glenwood
32* Scott, William W. SGT CO F USSS  Adopted by the Green Mt. Civil War Roundtable Org. School Street
33 Seavey,  William A. CO A 6TH NH INF  Adopted by the SUVCW & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Auxiliary School Street
34* Shaw, Lowell 9TH & 15TH VT INF  Adopted by Bridgman’s Furniture, Lebanon, NH Glenwood
35* Stearns, Albert CO 3 9TH NH INF  Adopted by Rodney Emerson Croft West Lebanon
36 Thomas, Hiram CO I 1ST NEW ENGLAND CAVALRY Glenwood
37 Thomas, Kendall CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by the SUVCW & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Auxiliary Glenwood
The following Civil War Veterans were not residents at the time of the Rebellion, but moved to Lebanon after the war.
38* Bagley, Cornelius 3RD BATTY VT LT ATY  Adopted by Timken Aerospace, Lebanon, NH Glenwood
39 Barron/Parrent, Louis CO B 6TH VT Glenwood
40 Bassett, George CO D 46TH MASS INF Glenwood
41* Beers, Elbridge CO A 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Stephanie Jackson Glenwood
42 Benjamin, Thomas CO H 16TH VT INF  Adopted by the Hartford, VT Emblem Club #150 Glenwood
43 Bennett, Gideon CO K 4TH VT INF  Adopted by the Hartford, VT Veterans Council Glenwood
44 Benson, William CORP CO K 53RD MASS INF Glenwood
45 Brown, Henry H. CO B 7TH SQ RR CAVALRY Glenwood
46* Buck, Ambrose CO A 12TH VT INF  Adopted by Bev Metcalf in memory of Lang Metcalf Glenwood
47* Carlisle, Charles W. CO K 18TH NH INF  Adopted by his great nephew Reg Laro – paid by  Federal  Government Glenwood
48 Carlisle, David H. CO I 1ST NEW ENGLAND CAVALRY  Adopted by his great grandson, Reginald Laro Glenwood
49* Carpenter, Curtis CO C 15TH VT INF  Adopted by the Town of Hartford, VT Veterans Council School Street
50* Carter, William S. CO D 11TH NH INF  Adopted by Mascoma Savings Bank, Lebanon, NH School Street
51 Choate, Henry CO A 1ST NH HVY ATY Glenwood
52* Cilley, Edwin CO D 1ST VT CAVALRY  Adopted by VFW Post 2571 Men’s Auxiliary, W.R. Jct., VT Glenwood
53 Claflin, Nathan CO E 1ST VT CAVALRY  Adopted by the SUVCW & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Auxiliary, Lebanon,  NH Glenwood
54* Clark, Albion CO B 7TH SQ RHODE ISLAND CAVALRY  Adopted by Bev Metcalf in memory of Lang Metcalf Glenwood
55* Coffee, William SGT CO A 3RD NH INF  Adopted by Mascoma Savings Bank, Lebanon, NH School Street
56* Comings, Charles CO I 14TH NH INF  Adopted by the SUVCW, Lebanon, NH Glenwood
57 Cowen, William CO H 9TH NH INF Glenwood
58 Davis, George W. CO D 9TH VT INFANTRY Glenwood
59* Davis, Pliny E. CO K 15TH LA CSA/CONF STATES NAVY   Adopted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,  Lebanon,  NH School Street
60* Day, Henry L. CO F & S NY CAVALRY  Adopted by The Lebanon Historical Society Mt. Calvary
61 Dean, Silas CHAPLAIN CO D 5TH NH INF  Adopted by the SUVCW & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Auxiliary, Lebanon,  NH Glenwood
62* Densmore, Jason  CO G 10TH VT INF  Adopted by the Lebanon Police Department Glenwood
63 Dewey, Otis CO L 10TH NY HVY ATY Glenwood
64* Dwyer, Thomas CO B 10TH VT INF   Adopted in Memory of his granddaughters Gertrude Dwyer Gamash and  Maureen Dwyer Matthes by Mike Matthes, Kristin Matthes & Don  Gamash Mt. Calvary
65 Everest, Milo CO D 12TH US INF Glenwood
66* Everett, James CO C 24TH MICHIGAN INF  Adopted by M. Matthes, K. Matthes and Don Gamash; and the Sons of  the Union  Veterans Civil War & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Aux. – Lebanon,  NH School Street
67 Fagan, Michael CO B 18TH MASS INF Mt. Calvary
68* French, Horace CAPT 3RD VT INF  Adopted by VFW Post 2571 Ladies Auxiliary, W. R. Jct.,  VT West Lebanon
69 Hewitt, Elbert CO C 6TH VT & CO F 17TH US INF Glenwood
70 Hix, Orsemus S. CO E 18TH NH INF West Lebanon
71* Howard, Waldo CO I 14TH NH INF  Adopted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lebanon, NH Glenwood
72* Hoyt, Samuel SGT MISSOURI CAVALRY  Adopted by Lebanon Mayor Georgia Tuttle West Lebanon
73* Hutchinson, Frank CO A 10TH NH VOL  Paid by Federal Government – Presented to Tom Ledoux Hillside, Norwich, VT
74 Kimball, David CO B 16TH NH INF  Adopted by Timken Aerospace, Lebanon, NH West Lebanon
75 LaPoint, Charles CO G 2ND VT & CO K 153RD NY Glenwood
76 Lord, John CO G 1ST NH HVY ATY  Adopted by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,  Lebanon,  NH School Street
77 Lovely, Solomon 2ND VT LT ATY BATTY Mt. Calvary
78* Lower, Joe  CO E 100TH PENNSYLVANIA INF  Adopted by M. Matthes, K. Matthes & Don Gamash Mt. Calvary
79 Matson, Leroy SGT CO H 7TH VT INF West Lebanon
80 Northrop, Azor CO H 6TH MASS INF Glenwood
81 Northrop, Magor CO K 1ST NH INF Glenwood
82* Nye, Albert CO H 15TH NH VOL  Adopted by the SUVCW & Mary Elizabeth Kimball Auxiliary, Lebanon,  NH Hillside, Norwich, VT
83* Paige, Edwin CO A 12TH VT INF  Adopted by his 2nd great grandson, Stephen Barneby Glenwood
84* Rice, Lucian CO B 12TH VT INF  Adopted by VFW  Post 2571, White River Jct., VT School Street
85 Richardson, Alpheus CO K 18TH NH INF Glenwood
86* Richardson, Asa LIEUT CO I 14TH NH INF  Adopted by the Masons Org.,  Cornish, NH Glenwood
87* Riley, Peter CO K 18TH NH INF  Adopted by Mike Matthes, Kristin Matthes and Don Gamash Mt. Calvary
88* Sanborn, Henry CO F USSS  Adopted by an Artist in the Name of Peace Glenwood
89* Sawyer, Henry P. CO K 15TH VT & CO A 11TH VT- POW ANDERSONVILLE  Paid by Federal Government  –  POW engraved by Dan  Moriarty School Street
90* Severence, Luther CO E 2ND USSS & CO G 4TH VT INF  Adopted by VFW  Post 2571, White River Jct., VT School Street
91 Shapleigh, Augustin CO B 1ST MASS HVY ATY Glenwood
92* Slayton, George W. CO A 7TH RHODE ISLAND CAVALRY  Adopted by Ray and Maree Lagasse Glenwood
93* Smalley, Roger 17TH MISSISSIPPI INF  CSA  Adopted by Mary Davis & Jeanette Cook School Street
94 Smith, Alvah 5TH ATY US INF Glenwood
95 Smithson, Samuel CO A 22ND CT INF Glenwood
96* Tilton, Daniel US MARINE CORPS  Adopted by the US Marine Corps League, Lebanon, NH School Street
97* Townsend, John F. US NAVY  Adopted by Bev Metcalf in memory of Lang Metcalf Glenwood
98* Vaughan, Aaron 1ST FRONTIER CAV MA BTLN  Adopted by Richard Logan/Goss Logan Insurance,  Lebanon, NH Glenwood
99 Woodbury, George CO B 6TH VT School Street

*stone has been set at gravesite

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