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Bridges, William Jr.

Age: 37, credited to Arlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 1815, St. Albans, VT
Death: 01/10/1899

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

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William Bridges, formerly of this town, died at the Soldiers Home at Bennington, Jan, 11. He was born at St. Albans in 1815, his father being the judge of probate, and a prominent man in that town.

Mr. Bridges enlisted in the United States Infantry in 1842, serving a year and a half, a part of this service being in the Seminole Indian war in Florida. He served in the Civil War as a private in Co. I, 12th Vermont regiment. He was admitted to the Soldiers Home several years ago and has been confined to his bed during his long stay there. He had a remarkable memory and took great interest in the current news of the day until a few months previous to his death.

He leaves two sons, William W, and Granville F. Bridges, both of this town.

Bellows Falls Times, Jan. 25, 1899

Courtesy of Deanna French.