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Corporal Lewis Banyea, 5th VT Infantry

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    Posted 2 years ago

    scottvez
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    Lewis Banyea enlisted into the 5th VT Infantry on 9 SEP 1861.

    He served for the entire War with the Regiment and was wounded at Savage's Station. Banyea must have been a good soldier as he was promoted to CPL and then SGT.

    In DEC of 1864, he married Adelaide Bouvier, a French Canadian.

    In March of 1865, while on the outskirts of Petersburg, CPL Banyea had this photograph taken and sent it home to his wife with a loving husband's inscription: “To my Adelaide, Sweetheart, Petersburg, the 15th of March 1865, Lewis Banyea".

    In this tintype photograph Banyea wears Corporal stripes and the 6th Corps badge of his unit.

    Banyea returned to Vermont after the War. His love Adelaide died in 1905 at the age of 60 or 61. Lewis lived until 1920. He and his wife are buried in the Old St Louis Cemetery in Franklin VT (Find a Grave).

    Do not copy my images without permission.

    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Really great photo, as well as the story behind it.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Here is a link to the Find a Grave page on Banyea:

      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27878631

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting jscott.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks skiva and official.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks toys.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks cultcha!

      scott
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
      What a handsome chap.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks tom and fran!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
      Thanks for looking tintyper.

      scott

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