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Christmas, George Henry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 10/21/63, m/i 10/21/63, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, tr to VRC 10/11/64; m/o 8/23/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1847, Williston, VT
Death: 11/21/1928

Burial: St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 167865746

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Death date/location
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Debra M. Foster, Indianapolis, IN

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Pittsford, VT

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Biography

He was a farmer when he decided to volunteer for the Union Army in Burlington Vt. He was 5'2" with grey eyes and brown hair. He was a Private in Company D, 1st Regiment, Vermont Heavy Artillery and volunteered for the Army when he was 16 years old. (He obviously lied about his age because on the papers, it listed him as age 18). Mustered in Oct 21, 1863. His father, Francis Christmas signed as a witness on the enlistment papers. He became sick the summer of 1864 in Washington DC near City Point where they were stationed, and was confined to a hospital most of the time. He was later transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corp Oct 1864 and mustered out October 23, 1865.

He passed away November 21, 1928 and is buried in Alphonsus Cemetery in Pittsford Vt.

Courtesy of Debra Foster, George's 2nd Great Granddaughter.

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