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Briggs, Orville H.


Age: 24, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 04/14/1838, Williamstown, VT
Death: 04/14/1896

Burial: East Hill Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 112215988


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/9/1892, VT; widow Ellen M., 3/13/1902, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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East Hill Cemetery, Williamstown, VT

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Sincere sorrow is caused here by the death of Orville H. Briggs at the age of almost fifty-eight, on Tuesday of last week. He was a son of the late J. Wright Briggs, and, on his mother's side, a grandson of the late James Hatch. His life, with the exception of a term of service as a soldier in the late War of the Rebellion, was largely lived here and on a farm having long been recognized as one of our leading farmers. As an active member of the Methodist church here for years. With a warm heart and open hand for every good word and work, his great loss will be mourned not alone by his own denomination. The estimation in which, as a neighbor, he was held by his fellow-neighbors is high tribute to his kindly spirit. Notwithstanding the very bad condition of the roads, his funeral at his late home on Thursday afternoon (Rev. J. O. Sherburne officiating) was well attended, and was marked by the presence of his fellow-members of the Grand Army Post here. He leaves a wife, nee Ellen Putnam, and one son, grown to young manhood. His body was buried in the East Hill cemetery.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, April 22, 1896.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.