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Irwin, Richard James

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, PVT, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 04/23/1840, Lowell, MA
Death: 02/17/1919

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 46657424

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/17/1891, VT; widow SarahA., 3/1/1919, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Richard J. Irwin

St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record

February 21, 1919

RICHARD J. IRWIN, CIVIL

WAR VETERAN, DEAD

Burlington, Feb. 21 - Richard J. Irwin, a resident of this city for 75 years, and one of the oldest in point of actual residence, died Monday in his 79th year. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company C, 12th Vermont. For 45 years he was an express messenger between here and Boston, and in 1859 he had charge of the first sleeper ever run over the Rutland railroad line.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.