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Holden, Eli

MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 26, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/17/61 11/19/61, 1SGT, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, comn 2LT, 11/18/61 (11/18/61), pr 1LT, 10/30/62 (11/8/62), pow 9/26/63, Columbia SC, prld 3/1/65, wdd, Broad Run, 4/1/63, m/o 3/15/65; Bvt CPT to date from 3/13/65, for gallant and meritorious service in the field

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VITALS
Birth: 12/31/1834, Unknown
Death: 12/13/1905

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95585239
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: MHI 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: Read 'Fresh Fish'
DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Erica Evelti, Greenwich, CT

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

Capt. Eli Holden, one of the most prominent residents of Barre, died last Wednesday. He was a prominent G.A.R. man, and was 71 years old. He is survived by eight children, and two brothers. He was one of the organizers of Crandall Post, G.A.R., and was first commander. He was one of the oldest members of Granile Lodge, No. 35, F. & A. M., and was a member of the Knights of Honor.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Dec. 20, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French

Resolutions

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY R. B. CRANDALL POST
ON THE DEATHS OF ELI HOLDEN AND CALVIN BOND

WHEREAS--The great Supreme Ruler of the universe has in his infinite wisdom removed from among us two of our worthy and esteemed comrades, Eli Holden, and Calvin Bond; and whereas, the long and intimate relation held with them in their faithful discharges of their duties in this Post makes it eminently befitting that we record our appreciation of them, therefore;

RESOLVED--That the wisdom and ability which they have exercised in the aid of our organization by service, contributions, and counsel will be held in grateful remembrance;

RESOLVED--That the sudden removal of such lives from among our midst leaves a vacancy, and a shadow that will be deeply realized by all the members and friends of the organization, and will prove a serious loss to the community and public.

RESOLVED -- That with deep sympathy with the bereaved relatives of the deceased comrades we express our hope that even so great a loss to us all may be overruled for good by Him who doeth all things well’

RESOLVED -- That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this organization, a copy printed in the local paper, and a copy forwarded to the bereaved families.

Committee:
C. E. White,
B. P. Willey,
G. W. Hunt.

Barre Daily Times, Dec. 27, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French