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Age: 18, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. H, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 1844, Burlington, VT
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; C, Lot 35
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1875
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 1890 - Living in Waterbury, VT - 13th Vt. History off-site
WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker". The map shows this plot to be behind the Flynn plot. There is no marker, but the broken grave marker leaning up against the tree must be a family member as it is a Kirby stone.
2nd Great Granduncle of Joanne Zelenski, Enid, OK
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Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, V
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LEANDER KIRBY volunteered from the town of Waterbury, Vt., August 25th, 1862 at the age of 18, and joined Company H. Served faithfully and discharged every duty from first to last, and was mustered out at the end of his enlistment with equal credit to the best in his company and regiment (Turn to page 328, and see a fine specimen of a man now 60 years old who when in battle was as brave as any that fought at the great battle of Gettysburg.)
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 662
Leander Kirby, veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his son, Frank Kirby, 253 South Winooski avenue, after an illness of two months. He was 74 years old. He had lived in Burlington about three years, coming from Waterbury.
Source: Burlington Daily News, December 5, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.