Age: 18, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 1/5/64, m/i 3/4/64, PVT, Co. D, 17th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64, tr to VRC 8/21/64, m/o 9/30/64
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Birth: 1845, Barnet, VT
Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 74461745
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
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Thomas C. Fisher
The recent death of Thomas Fisher marked the passing of one of Irasburg's oldest residents. Mr. Fisher was born in Barnet on June 28, 1845 to Thomas Fisher and Marianne Weightman Fisher. When 14 years old he moved with his parents to a farm in Lowell. He received his education in the district school there. With the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in 1864, in the 17th Vermont Volunteers. He was severely wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness. He lay for 20 days on the field of battle at the point of death. His rugged constitution enabled him to regain vigorous health. He subsequently served in the Invalid Corps and was honorably discharged the following winter. Returning to Lowell he resided with his parents, later being employed by his brother-in-law, C. J. Hutchins, of Montgomery.
On December 24, 1883, he was united in marriage to Katherine Brahana of Lowell. Two children, Annie M., and Carl W., were born to them. In 1885 he moved to Irasburg where he resided till the time of his passing. During his residence in Irasburg he engaged in the farm implement and fertilizer business, operated a livery stable and was at one time well known for his excellent breed of horses. The deep impression his life made is indicated by the high esteem in which he was held by his many friends and neighbors.
Death occurred on February 21 and following the prayers at his late home a military service to his honor was conducted in the United church Sunday at 2 p. m. A military guard stood watch at the bier in the church which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Rev. Harold Rekstad conducted the service preceding the rite by the American Legion, at which Commander Ray Underwood and Chaplain Edwards presided. Committal services at the vault in the Irasburg cemetery were followed by a military salute to the dead, and taps by the trumpeter. A large body of friends and neighbors who held Mr. Fisher in high esteem were present for the service.
Those present from out of town were John Brahana, Mrs. Helen Palmer and Mrs. Arthur Finnegan of Lowell; Mr. And Mrs. B. L. Wursthonge of South Troy and Mr. And Mrs. Barney Dyer of Albany.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, March 4, 1936
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.