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Briggs, James T.


Age: 21, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/21/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 2/20/63, d/dis 10/21/63

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Birth: 1841, Fairhaven, VT
Death: 09/21/1863

Burial: West Street Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 105664166


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(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: None


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West Street Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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James T. Briggs

Rutland Daily Herald, Oct. 28, 1863:

Deaths. BRIGGS - In Fairhaven, Oct. 21st, of chronic diarrhea and congestion of the lungs, Tilly J. Briggs, youngest and last remaining son of Hiram and Susan Briggs, and a member of Co. F., First Vermont Cavalry, in the 23d year of his age.

Not on the battle field,
Where many fall in pride,
But in our own deat home
Our soldier brother died

Though from our stricken band
Another form has gone,
He left our struggling land
With his whole armor on

Rest, darling brother, rest,
Thy work was nobly done,
Now thou art sweetly blest,
With thee the victory's won

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.