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Briggs, Joseph
Age: 36, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/7/65, m/i 2/7/65, Pvt, Co. B, 7th VT INF, m/o 2/7/66

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Birth: abt 1829, Canada
Death: 04/02/1896

Burial: Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 91924604
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

Great Grandfather of John Pregony, Glen St. Mary, FL

Great Grandfather of Norma Briggs Pregony, Greenfield, MA

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Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, MA

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and other veterans who may be buried there.


Joseph Briggs, a French laborer at Greenfield, was burned to death Thursday afternoon in a little house which he had been occupying alone on Petty's plain. He was last seen alive about 2 ;0'clock. At 5 0'clock smoke was seen coming from the house and Gilbert E. Jones found Briggs lying on the floor dead, his body having been badly burned. It is thought that in attempting to light the a fire his clothing came in contact with the blaze.

Briggs was a pensioned veteran of the late war. His wife and daughter were burned to death a few years ago at the fire in the French Catholic Church in Holyoke.

Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro), April 10, 1896

Courtesy of Deanna French