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Elmer, Walter

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1844, Dummerston, VT
Death: 03/02/1928

Burial: Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

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: None

Webmaster's 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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Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, MA

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Walter Elmer

Berkshire Eagle
March 2, 1928

OLD CIVIL WAR

VETERAN DIES:

WAS WOUNDED

Walter Elmer, 83, died early this morning at his home, 768 Holmes road after an illness of several months. He was born in West Dummerston, Vt., April 20, 1844, the son of Elijah and Edna (Perry) Elmer. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the 11th Vermont volunteer regiment and served three years in the Civil war. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, but as soon as he was able he returned to the front and served until the end of the war, being discharged with the rank of sergeant.

In December, 1869 he married N. Louisa Clark of this city, and with the exception of nearly two years spent in Lansingburgh, N.Y., has lived here since. Four children were born to them, two of whom are living.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Miss Myrtle L. Elmer of this city; one son, Ralph H. Elmer of this city; one brother, Edwin Elmer of San Gabriel, Cal., five grandchildren, four of Saugus and one of Fairfield, Me., and six great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home. Rev. Robert G. Armstrong, pastor of the South Congregational church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in the Pittsfield cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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