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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Birth: abt 1844, Dummerston, VT
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)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/.28/1879; widow N. Louise, /14/1928, MA
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)
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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March 2, 1928
OLD CIVIL WAR
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.