Age: 23, credited to Corinth, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl, Corinth, 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF,
dsrtd 1/20/63, m/o 9/14/62; enl, Lowell, 12/25/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, pr CPL 9/11/65, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 04/06/1840, Canada
Burial: St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 141293655
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Adelia, 3/11/1907
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: Pension and 1890 Census confirm both units, as does CMSR. Desertion charge in 3rd VT INF vacated and record amended to show date of discharge as 9/14/62, War Department Records and Pension Officer, 2/12/1901
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER
DEATH OF WILLIAM LAPOINT
William Lapoint, after a sickness of only a few days with pneumonia, died at his home last week Wednesday. Mr. Lapoint was born in Canada in 1841. He was a citizen of this place, coming here from Waterford.
He belonged to in the 3rd Vermont regiment, Company C., and was a faithful soldier. He was the father of six children, all of whom are living. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, besides his wife to mourn his loss.
The funeral was held Saturday at his home, Rev. Mr. Welch taking charge, after which the service was in charge of the Grand Army. He was buried in the cemetery here. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the people of the community.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Jan. 30, 1907
Courtesy of Deanna French