Tuesday, April 08, 2014

George W. Bean, Vermont.

Taken from the history of Caledonia County, Vermont.

Picture publish date 1904.
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George W. Bean, a native of Glover, born in 1840, was a son of Wells and Sarah (Scott) Bean. The family moved to Canada, where they remained until George enlisted in October, 1862, in Company E, Fourth New Hampshire regiment, at West Lebanon. He joined the regiment at Morris Island, South Carolina, at Fort Wagner, was in the siege at Beaufort, did picket duty on boat at Fort Sumter, then went to Norfolk, then on boat campaign up the James river in the Eighteenth corps under General Butler, on to Petersburg, up the Weldon railroad towards Richmond; was wounded in 1863 at Drury's Bluff and sent to the hospital at Point Lookout: was furloughed from there, came home, had fever, then returned to hospital, then transferred to New Hampshire and received his discharge in 1864.

The company to which Mr. Bean belonged went into the battle of Drury's Bluff with forty-two men and came out with twenty-eight of them killed, wounded, and missing. After discharged from the army he was one year in a hotel at Chester, then one year in a factory at Lowell, then came to Vermont and married Caroline M., daughter of Samuel and Fannie (Ufford) Bean of Glover on November 18, 1873. The father of Mrs. Bean was born at Glover in 1802, and died in that town in 1884. In the year of 1812 he, a lad of few years, was employed in carrying provisions, on horseback, to the American troops stationed at Derby After farming a few years they moved to the Hollow about 1880.

Mr. Bean never recovered use of his arm, which was shot through at the wrist. He receives a liberal pension and owns a comfortable home in the village.

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