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Damon, George

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Arlington, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. C, 14th VT INF, d/dis 3/14/63, Fairfax VA

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VITALS

Birth: 1841, Arlington, VT
Death: 03/14/1863

Burial: St. James Cemetery, Arlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 12832331

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

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St. James Cemetery, Arlington, VT

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Medical Record

Case 17. - Private George Damon, Co. C, 14th Vt.; age 24; was taken sick Feb. 20, 1862, with jaundice. While convalescing he was admitted, March 6, with headache and a dry cough with bronchial rales. Next day the eruption of measles was apparent over the whole surface; pulse 100; thirst; cough dry; throat sore; bowels confined; urine high-colored. His case progressed favorably until the 14th, when the velum palati and arches became swollen and Ted and the voice whispering. Later in the day laryngotomy was performed and artificial respiration kept up for some time without success. - Surgeon E. H. Sprague, l4th Yt., Brattleboro', Vt.

Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 3, Volume 1 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1883), p. 657.

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