Military Records of Barre Vermont

From the account of Charles A. Smith in The Barre Enterprise, the following, whose graves were covered with flowers Decoration Day, last month, were:

Soldiers Of The Revolution

Barre Cemetery
Major Wm. Bradford
Abel Camp, Gould Camp
Lemuel Clark

Williston Cemetery
Warren Ellis
Nathan Harrington
Capt. Asaph Sherman
Nath'l Sherman
Adolphus Thurston

Soldiers in the War of 1812

Williston Cemetery
David W. Aldrich
Sylvanus Aldrich
John Bancroft
Wm. Bassett
William Bradford Jr.
James Britain
Carver Bates
Simon Briggs
Simon Barber
Joel Bullock
Samuel Cook
Otis French
Bartholomew French
Bart. French Jr.
David French
John Gale
Israel Gale
John Hillery
Joel Holden
Reuben Lamb
Robert Parker
William Robinson
Danforth Reed
B. C. Smith
Silas Town
Thomas Town
John Wood
John Willson
Thomas Willson
Ellman Waterman
Barre Cemetery
Joe Adams
Josiah Allen
Asa Boutwell
Eli Boutwell
Asa Blanchard
Joseph Dodge
Dan Rowland
Eli Holden
Davis Harrington
Humphrey Holt
Amos Jones
Robert Morse
James Nichols
Peter Nichols
David Richardson
Baxter Sterling
Joe Sterling
Asaph Sherman
Jonathan Sherman
Benj. Thompson
Joseph Thompson
Marston Watters

Barre Company for Plattsburgh

By Stillman Wood

The Military Company of Volunteers that left Barre for Burlington for the battle of Plattsburgh consisted of 117 men. This number took almost the entire set of young men whose ages were suitable for military duty, with a few old revolutionary soldiers who felt they would like to have a hand in one more battle with the red coats. The farmer left his farm, the mechanic his shop, and the merchant his store to join in the common defense, and beat back an invading foe. When the news came that the British were about to cross the river and enter Plattsburgh, the excitement was intense; to arms, was the universal response. Men gathered immediately from all parts of the town, and formed a company:

Military Roll of Barre Company of Volunteers in the War of 1812

Warren Ellis, Captain
Nathan Stone, 1st Lieutenant
Armin Rockwood, 2d Lieutenant
Peter Nichols, Ensign
A. Sherman
M. Sherman
B. French
C. Bancroft
1st Corporal Moses Rood
3rd Corporal Samuel Nichols
4th Corporal P. Thompson
2nd Corporal Wm. Ripley

Mexican War

Charles A. Bigelow in Williston Cemetery


E. B. Gale
Sam'l Cook
Daniel Parker
John M. Willard
Chs. Robinson
Elijah Robinson
I. L. Robinson
Je'k. Richards
John Farwell
Silas Spear
Otis French
Jona. Markum
Andrew Davey
John Richards
Thomas Mower
Thomas Browning
John Howland
Jona. Sherman
Noah Holt
Oramel Beckley
Horace Beckley
Asa Dodge
Wm. Arbuckle
Saml. Mitchell
Josiah Allen
A. Bagley
James Hale
Enos Town
Jacob Scott
Comfort Smith
Sylvanus Goldsbury
William Goldsbury
Shubael Smith
Amos Jones
Isaiah Little
Asa Blanchard
Henry Smith
Ansel Patterson
B. Ingraham
Aaron Rood
William Bradford
Byron Potter
Danforth Reed
Emery Fuller
Willard Keith
J. Penniman
Nathaniel Batchelder
Isaac Gale
Jesse Morris
Silas Willard
R. R. Keith
Benjamin Burke
Thomas Town
Ira Day
Geo. S. Woodard
Stephen Freeman
Gideon Downing
Stephen Carpenter
Jonathan Smith
Nathan Stephens
A. West
John Bancroft
Amos Holt
M. Brown Dodge
R. W. Ketchum
John Thompson
James Britain
Orson Smith
Wm. Howard
Benjamin Richards
D. W. Averill
C. Bates
Doane Cook
Richard Smith
Josiah Bidwell
Andrew Conant
Nath'l Batchelder Jr.
Calvin Howes
Sherman Watson
Thomas Parker
Peter Johonnott
Calvin Smith
John S. Willard
Joseph Sterling
Ira Ellis
C. Watson
Samuel Lawson
Cyrus Barber
Joseph Glidden
Seth Beckett
John Twing
Parley Batchelder
Josiah Leonard
M. Bussell
Wm. Batchelder
Wm. Bassett
David Sherburn
Isaac Salter
Asa Patridge
S. Rice Jr.
J. Nichols
J. S. Thompson
Nehemiah Boutwell
Lewis Peck
Joel Holden
Wm. Chubb
David Richardson
Guy C Nichols
Jona. G. Chaplin
John Gale
Pliny Wheaton

The company went mostly on foot, and arrived at Burlington on Saturday. The battle of Plattsburg was fought on Sunday, but for lack of transportation, few, if any, of the company had a hand in it, and on the same day there being a naval battle on the lake, in which the British foe were beaten, and retreated to Canada, there being no further necessity for defense, no foe to fight, most of our men came back without crossing the lake. Some, however, went over, and some enlisted in the regular army.

This company of stalwart young men, after returning to their respective homes and occupations, in after life filled many places of honor and trust in town, and many of them acquired military titles by being elected to office in the respective companies to which they severally belonged in the State militia. In those days to gain the title of captain was considered worthy of a laudable ambition, and gave a man notoriety not otherwise easily attained. But that company of strong young men, so far as we can learn, have now all, except one, passed over the silent river to the land of peace beyond. Our neighbor Jonathan Bancroft, who was then 16 years old, went as teamster and carried baggage for the company. He is now 84, and is probably the only man now living who went to Burlington at that time. About one-half of these men have descendants or relatives "now living in town, and of the rest, their families have become extinct, or removed to parts far distant from Barre.

Barre Vermont | Vermont AHGP

Source: The History of Washington County, Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Collated and published by, Abby Maria Hemenway, Montpelier, Vermont, 1882.


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