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Dufur, Simon Miltimore

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/9/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT CAV, reen 12/30/63, pow, Mechanicsville, 3/1/64, Andersonville, prld 12/11/64, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1843, Fairfield, VT
Death: 11/25/1911

Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hill, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 177090920

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/7/1879
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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Granduncle of Melissa Bilodeau, Albemarle, NC

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BURIAL:

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Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hill, NH

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Simon M. Dufur

St. Albans Daily Messenger

November 30, 1911

WAS VETERAN AND AN AUTHOR

S.M. Dufur, Well Known as Campfire Lecturer, Dies in Richford.

Richford, Nov. 27. - S.M. Dufur, aged 68 years, died Saturday after an illness of only two days. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, as his relatives are in New Hampshire, and their coming will be awaited.

Mr. Dufur was a veteran of the Civil war, and is well known all through Vermont from his campfire lectures and from his book, "Over the Dead Line or racked by Blood-Hounds," which was published about ten years ago. Mr. Dufur enlisted in Co. E, 1st Vermont Cavalry, was taken prisoner, and his sufferings and experiences in the prison pens of Pemberton, Libby, Belle Island, Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., were vividly told in this work. For many years he had been a resident of this village.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.