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Eldredge, James Edward
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, pow, Lee's Mills, 4/16/62, prld 5/11/62;; comn tr to 11th VT INF, Co. H, comn 2LT, 8/13/62 (9/3/62), pr 1LT, 9/5/62 (9/6/62), pr CPT 8/11/63 (8/19/63), Bvt MAJ, 9/19/64 for gallantry at Winchester Va, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, escaped 6/29/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, dis/wds, 1/10/65

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VITALS
Birth: 08/18/1841, Warren, VT
Death: 08/10/1917

Burial: Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT
Marker/Plot: 12
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 18478960
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

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

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT

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(Gibson Collection)


Obituary

WATERBURY

The funeral of Captain J.E. Eldredge, a Civil War veteran, who died Friday evening at his summer home in Highgate Springs, was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, J.B. Eldredge. The funeral was in charge of Dillingham Post, of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Rev. Fraser Metzger of Randolph, where Captain Eldredge had lived for several years officiated. The burial was in the Warren cemetery. Captain Eldredge was born August 11, 1841 in Warren. He enlisted as a private in F company of the Third Vermont at the outbreak of the Civil War, was commissioned a second, and then a first lieutenant, captain, and major, the final promotion being made for his gallantry at Winchester, Virginia. Captain Eldredge was twice taken prisoner by the Confederates, being paroled once and escaping the second time. He was discharged in January, 1865 because of wounds. Captain Eldredge represented the town of Warren in the State Legislature of 1900. He was department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1902. For many years Captain Eldredge resided in Randolph, but moved here about two years ago. Much of the time he spent at his summer home at Highgate Springs. Mrs. Eldredge, who was before her marriage Miss Eliza A. Perkins of Warren, a son, J.B. Eldredge of this village and two grandsons, survive.

Burlington Free Press, Aug. 16, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.