Bacon, James T.
Age: 28, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: 12/22/1833, Barre, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95549938
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Hannah T., 7/25/1889, VT; father John, 9/1/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
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BACON – At Barre, Vt., Nov. 30, 1876, of cancer, James T. Bacon, aged 43 years. Mr. Bacon was a sergeant in Co. F, 2nd Vt. Vols., during the war, and at the time of his death was a member of Stannard Post, No. 2, G.A.R., of this city.
Source: Burlington Free Press, December 5, 1876
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
Death of James T. Bacon. - At a regular meeting of Stannard Post, No. 2, G.A.R., of this city, held Friday evening, Dec. 15, 1876, the following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, Death has again alarmed our outer lines and our comrade James T. Bacon, formerly a member of Company "F," 2d Vermont volunteers, has fallen; therefore be it by this Post,
1st Resolved, That in the death of James T. Bacon, which sad event occurred at Barre, Vt., November 30th, 1876, we are again reminded of the great uncertainties which have thus far accompanied our footsteps, and that we have escaped one peril after another only to encounter greater ones hereafter; that we recognize the highest qualities of the volunteer soldier-citizen as exhibited in the quiet resignation with which our comrade endured a lingering illness from which he knew there was no means of escape, and the courage with which he met the final summons, when it came.
2d. Resolved. That in the death of Sergeant James T. Bacon the country loses an industrious, valuable and law-abiding citizen, and this Post is called upon to mourn the muster-out of an early member who had been a fast friend of the fraternity, proud of the distinction which his membership in the Grand Army gave him.
3d, Resolved. That as a token of our respect for the memory of the deceased, who was a good soldier and a good citizen, this Post will place a marble slab at his grave, and will drape its charter and equipage in mourning for ninety days.
4th, Resolved. That as an expression of our sincere sympathy with the family of the deceased, in his death, a copy of these resolutions be furnished them by the Adjutant, spread upon the records of the Post and furnished the city papers and the Vermont Watchman and State Journal at Montpelier, for publication.
Source: Burlington Free Press, December 28, 1876
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.