Age: 25, credited to Sharon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. H, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 1/21/64, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, d/prison 9/6/64 (remittent fever)
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Birth: 07/23/1837, Strafford, VT
Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 51153615
Cenotaph: Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
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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Andersonville National Cemetery, GA
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Cenotaph in Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
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Cenotaph Finds Its Way Home
One of Cornish New Hampshire's selectman discovered George Day's cenotaph in a barn in Plainfield, NH a while back. The people who owned the cenotaph had been flea/antique market dealers, purchased it at some point, somewhere, and it had been in their barn for a number of years.
The selectman, knowing of Lew and Ginny Gage's interest in the Civil War, called them and asked if they would be interested in it. They said "yes," and he brought it to Cornish and left it in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Shortly after it arrived there, our sexton at the time and her husband brought it into the church for safe keeping over the winter.
Ginny contacted the Strafford Historical Society to see if they were interested in having it back; they were, and on 9 November 2014, Gen Gibson, her husband, Dan, and another young man, Trevor, came and brought it back to Strafford. They don't know yet what they'll be doing with it. Apparently the original cenotaph was replaced with the larger family headstone (see above). Gen is thinking it will probably just go inside their historical society building.
at Andersonville, Ga.
Sept. 6, 1864.
A member of Co. H, 11th Vt. Vols.