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

*stone has been set at gravesite

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