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November 9, 2013

Walnut Grove's new monuments hold ashes


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NOTABLE GRAVESITES at WALNUT GROVE First burial: Benjamin A. Putnam, the 6-month old son of Benjamin and Elvira Putnam, on July 27, 1844. Gen. Moses Porter, who served with Gen. Gridley's artillery during the Revolution, and fought at Bunker Hill and Brandywine. He also served during the War of 1812 in defense of the port of Norfolk. Born March 20, 1756 and died April 14, 1822. Samuel Page, a Revolutionary War hero , born Aug. 1, 1753 and died Sept. 2, 1814. Capt. Page fought at Bennington, Ticonderoga, Valley Forge and West Point. Daniel Dickerson Stevens, Danvers' only Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, born Dec. 19, 1839 and died Nov. 7, 1916. He was a quartermaster in the Union Navy and served aboard the USS Canonicus during attacks on Fort Fisher on Jan. 13, 1865. Source: Walnut Grove Cemetery

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