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Puffer, Israel E.
Age: 22, credited to Montgomery, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/16/62, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL, kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64
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Birth: abt 1839, Bakersfield, VT
Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Susanna, 10/28/1868, not approved
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)
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Died in Virginia
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Israel E. Puffer/Talma H. Morgan
Fell on the battlefield of their country, May 5, 1864, Israel Puffer and Talma Morgan, of Montgomery, Vermont, members of the 1st Vermont (Iron) Brigade.
Honored and respected, these two noble soldiers sleep their last long sleep; the fatal volley has laid them low. Among the smoke and carnage of battle their noble spirits winged their way to that patriot band on the other shore. Montgomery mourns the loss of two patriot sons. But weep not for them. They died in a great and noble cause.
"How sleep the brave who sink to rest,
By all their Country's wishes blest;
When spring with dewy fingers cold
Returns to deck their hallowed mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod,
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell is rung;
By forms unseen their dirge is sung;
Their Honor comes, a pilgrim gray;
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair
To dwell a weeping hermit there!'
Montgomery, Vt., May, 23.
Hemenway's Historical Hazetteer, 1871, ii:470
Submitted By: Deanna French.