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Converse, Jesse G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Panton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 10/5/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1844, Panton, VT
Death: 05/31/1926

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42115431

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/8/1874
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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Obituary

Jesse G. Converse, Last Local Veteran, Dies Suddenly

Jesse Grandey Converse died very suddenly at the home of his brother, Juba, Monday afternoon. He was the last surviving veteran of the Civil War from this town. He was born August 4, 1846. When only 16 years of age he enlisted in Company K, Second Vermont regiment as a volunteer and served as a recruit. He was in both battles of Fredericksburgh and in the skirmish at St. Mary's. After receiving his discharge he returned to his home here. He married Miss Fannie Warren, whose death occurred several years ago. To them three children were born only one of whom is living, Mrs. John White of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the undertaking rooms of William Larrow in Vergennes and burial was in Prospect cemetery beside his wife. The Rev. H. H. Richardson officiated.

Source: The Burlington Free Press 3 Jun 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.