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Jennings, Ira E.


Age: 22, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/10/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, d/dis 2/3/64 (pneumonia)

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Birth: abt 1841, Calais, VT
Death: 02/03/1864

Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 136219523


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


Great Granduncle of David R. Mayhew, Brookline, MA

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Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Letter of Condolences



Dear sir -- Ere this line reaches you, you will get by telegraph the painful news of your brother's death. He died last night about 9 o'clock & his remains started for Vermont this afternoon. Although his stay was short with us I have not a doubt but what he would of made a good soldier & we deeply mourn his loss. He seemed conscious of approaching death & perfectly reconciled to go -- said he had no word to send to his friends at home & that his business was arranged with you. He first had a fever, then measles & lastly Typhoid Pneumonia set in which caused his death. The whole cost of sending him home was $62.00 which I borrowed. His request was to be sent home & said he wanted the expenses paid out of his money which was in your possession. In his possession was ninety three cents in money a cheap watch & his clothing, which we will send you, or sell them here & send you the money. If we send them it will be necessary for you to send back a receipt for them. As I have borrowed the money only for a few days you will oblige by sending me a check for sixty two dollars & direct it plainly to Lieut. S. H. Foster Battery I 1st Vt Artillery Washington D.C.

We all deeply sympathize with his relatives and friends in their affliction.

Any information in regard to his affairs or death will be cheerfully given.

S. H. Foster

Contributed by David R. Mayhew


Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,

MR. EDITOR -- Below is a record of all the deaths that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with the disease, and the date of their death.
Ira E. Jennings, (Btry) I, aged 22, of pneumonia -- -sent home Feb, 3d, 1864.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.

Yours &C.
W. J. Cheney

Lamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
Courtesy of Deanna French

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