Lapointe, Alexander Jr.
Age: 18, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. D, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 11/09/1844, Bridport, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 12419803
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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DEATH OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN; A. G. LaPOINT SERVED IN 14TH VERMONT
LIVED IN BARRE NEARLY 60 YEARS.
A. G. LaPoint, a resident of Barre nearly 60 years, and a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at 2:30 this morning at his home, 20 Elm Street. He had been troubled with asthma for several months, and during the last ten days had been having an attack of the grip. He was able to be outdoors yesterday, but a physician was called about noon, as his condition seemed to be growing worse. Symptoms which had been noticeable early in the day became more prominent and, in addition, the heart action became weaker, the end coming somewhat suddenly, at an earlier hour today.
Alexis G. LaPoint was born in Bridport Nov. 9, 1843, the son of Alexander and Milissa ( Freeman) LaPoint., and his early life was spent in that town.
When scarcely more than a boy he enlisted in the cause of the government August 28, 1862, and was mustered into service at Brattleboro Oct. 10, 1862, as a private of Captain Charles E. Abbell's Company D. 14th Vermont. On going to Washington the 14th Vermont formed part of the 2nd Vermont Brigade in the defence of the National Capital, later performing guard and picket duty at Alexandria, Va. . Still later it assisted in the repulse of Stuart's Cavalry raid on Fairfax Courthouse, and from March to June 1863, it was Wolf Run Shoals. On April of that year General George J. Stannard was assigned to the command of the brigade with the 3rd division of the 1st Corps; the Vermonters marched to Gettysburg, where it bore a conspicuous part in the Union victory; the 14th losing 27 men killed, and 74 wounded, The 14th engaged in the pursuit of Lee's army until July 7. On the 18th the regiment started home, being mustered out at Brattleboro in July, its term of service having expired. Private LaPoint was constantly with his command during its arduous service, and performed faithful and meritorious service.
On returning to Vermont, Mr. LaPoint came to Barre to attend Barre Academy, and, for some time, a member of the household of Principle Jacob S. Spaulding. On May 18, 1868 he was united in marriage to Emma Augusta Fisher, daughter of Samuel and Katherine ( Parker) Fisher, , who kept the old hotel at Twingsville ( now North Barre). They have lived in Barre ever since, occupying the house at 20 Elm Street for the last 43 years. Two sons were born to them. William W. LaPoint, now a lawyer in New York City, and Clarence E., who died at the age of four years. William LaPoint was telegraphed to last evening that his father was failing, and he is expected to arrive tonight or tomorrow morning.
Mr. LaPoint was a member of William Wells Post. No. 113, G. A. R., of Williamstown, and a pathetic feature is that yesterday morning Mr. LaPoint received word of the death of Jason Johnson, one of the four surviving members of that Post, who, he, himself so joined in the final bivouac, leaving only two members of that Post. Mr. LaPoint had filled various offices in that Post, as well as in the now defunct John A. Logan Command, Union Veterans Union. He also belonged to the Washington County Veterans Association. His wife is prominent in Woman's Relief Corps circles. For many years no patriotic holiday has passed at without Stars and Stripes displayed at their home.
Mr. LaPoint was also a member of the Congregational Church. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
Source: Barre Daily Times, Vt, May 23, 1922
RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF A. G. LaPOINT;
WHEREAS; , with sorrow, we are again called to mourn the loss of another Comrade, A. G. LaPoint, who was a devoted member of our Post. THEREFORE--
RESOLVED; that we express our sincere sympathy to the wife and son in the loss of a kind husband a father, and our appreciation on the interest he has always shown in our Post, although living out of town.
RESOLVED; that a copy of these Resolutions be sent to the wife of our Comrade, a copy placed on the records of this Post, and a copy sent to the Barre Daily Times, for publication.
O. F. Seaver, Committee.
Source: Barre Daily Times, June 17, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French