- Apr 18, 2019
Set alongside Lake Champlain in Vermont's largest city, Lakeview Cemetery was established in 1867 and designed in the Victorian rural cemetery style. My family paid a visit on Memorial Day weekend and came home with dozens of photos. It will take few days to get them all into this thread.
The most famous Civil War veteran at Lakeview in General Stannard. His is the only tombstone with a statue on it. Stannard was born in Vermont and first served in the military during the Upper Canada revolt of 1838. He is said to be the first soldier in Vermont to Volunteer for duty in the Civil War. As Lt. Colonel of the 2nd VT Volunteer Infantry he was at the first battle at Bull Run. He was appointed Brigadier General in March of 1863 and led the 2nd VT Brigade during the Gettysburg Campaign. His tombstone records many of his Civil War experiences.
After the War Stannard worked as a customs official in Vermont until he was appointed Doorkeeper of the US House of Representatives in 1881. He died of pneumonia in Washington, DC in 1886. General Stannard and his wife had four children.