Age: 18, credited to Stockbridge, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. F, 5th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 06/16/1846, Ripton, VT
Burial: Cook Cemetery, Ripton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42496721
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cook Cemetery, Ripton, VT
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The remains of George Hale, late of Leicester, were brought here and buried in the Cook cemetery on the 23d. Notice of the event had been given out, but not the hour. Consequently, none of his late comrades of arms attended, though many would have done so, for Mr. Hale was well and favorably known here, was born and grew up to young manhood here, entering the service of his country while a resident here, though enlisting to the credit of another town. For about eighteen months he was a member of Co. F, 5th Vt. Vols., and while there was twice wounded in action, showing that he knew his duty and did it. He left an aunt and four cousins that are residents here. The subject of this notice came of fighting stock, his great grandfathers on both sides serving in the Revolutionary war, an uncle (David) in Co. F, 5th Vt. Vols., his father in Co. E, 14th Vt. Vols., and later in same company with his son, but the mystery surrounding his fate was never cleared up and probably never will be.
Source: Middlebury Register, May 2, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.