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Harris, Albert

MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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VITALS
Birth: 04/03/1841, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 06/14/1905

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119730759
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
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)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

Albert Harris died very suddenly last week Wednesday morning, just before seven o'clock. He had not been in his usual health this past spring, but no intimation had appeared that suggested his sudden demise.

Mr. Harris was born in St. Johnsbury in 1841, being the son of James and Almira (Locke) Harris. His father was one of the pioneers in this town, and Harris Hill perpetuates his name. The subject to this sketch was educated in the public schools, and when 21 years old enlisted in Company K., Vermont Regiment, Col. Redfield Proctor commanding. He was the color corporal of his company, and was honorably discharged in August, 1863. He then entered the quartermaster's department, serving for five years, first at St. Louis, and later at Little Rock, Ark. At the latter place he had charge of 300 men who were handling army supplies. and in these years had some rather exciting experiences. In 1866 he piloted a wagon train through New Mexico, and later went to California, crossing the great American desert by night marches.

After a few months on the Pacific Coast he returned to St. Johnsbury, where he has since resided. January 6, 1888 he was married at Lunenburg to Lucy A. Powers, who survives him. Mr. Harris was a sociable and genial man, faithful to his-----trust, and whatever he had to do, and loyal to all organizations with which he was connected. He was a member of various Masonic bodies, was an active director in the Caledonia Fair Ground Company, and was, last year, commander of Chamberlin Post, NO. 1, G.A.R.

The funeral was held at his late home on Harrison Avenue Friday afternoon, Rev. Edward M. Chapman officiating. The Masons attended in a body, and conducted the burial service. There were a profusion of floral tributes, beautiful designs being contributed by the directors of the Caledonia Fair Ground Company, Passumpsic Lodge, NO 2, F.&A.M., Palestine Commandery, NO. 5, K.T., Chamberlin Relief Corps, and loving friends.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, June 21, 1905
Memorial Service---At a joint meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps, and Chamberlin Post Saturday evening, a memorial service was held, in memory of the late Albert Harris.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, June, 21, 1905

To the Commander and Comrades of Chamberlin Post, No. 1, Department of Vermont, Grand Army of the Republic, your committee, to whom was assigned the duty of drafting suitable resolutions, to express the sentiments and feelings of the comrades of the Post on the sudden death of our late comrade, Albert Harris, beg leave to report as follows.

RESOLVED:That by the death of our late comrade, and past commander, Albert Harris, the post has lost a faithful and capable member, and the members, a pleasant companion, one who prompted to to respond to his country's call in the time of dire need, who served as a faithful soldier during the crisis of the great rebellion, and in all the various duties of life since, has been efficient, and faithful, in any matter of which he has had to do.

RESOLVED:That in his death, we, his comrades, sincerely mourn the loss of one who as comrade and commander, was ever active for the welfare of the comrades and the Post, and served it with Zeal and fidelity.

RESOLVED:That we hereby tender to his widow and relatives our heartfelt sympathy in their great affliction.

RESOLVED:That these resolutions be entered upon the records of this Post, and the adjutant be instructed to transmit a certified copy of the same to the widow of the departed comrade.

COMMITTEE:
Charles H. Woodbury
Charles P. Carpenter
Marshall Montgomery
ATTEST:
Charles Ross, Post Adjutant.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, June 21, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French