Age: 23, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 1/5/64, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 12/1839, Portland, ME
Burial: Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, FL
Marker/Plot: Sec 4 Row 4 Site 11
Findagrave Memorial #: 51059073
Cenotaph: Glenwood Cemetery, Lebanon, NH
Marker/Plot: Sec B; #6 &7
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Ginny Gage/Mary Davis
Findagrave Memorial #: 101203190
Alias?: Lara, James (real name)
Pension?: Yes, 4/6/1905, MA (real name James Lara)
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Bay Pines National Cemetery, FL
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Cenotaph in Glenwood Cemetery, Lebanon, NH
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Civil War Veteran's
Funeral on Tuesday
Funeral services for James Lara, 101-year-old St. Petersburg veteran of the War Between the States, who died yesterday morning at a local restorium, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Wilhelm chapel with the Women's Relief Corps in charge. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery at Bay Pines.
Mr. Lara was the oldest person residing in St. Petersburg, and also was the senior member and commander of Kit Carson Post No. 26, Grand Army of the Republic. His death came after an illness of six weeks.
Mr. Lara had been a resident of St. Petersburg for eight years and would have celebrated his 102nd birthday in December. He came here from Lebanon, N. H.
Born in Portland, Me., in 1839, Mr. Lara was in the grocery business at Fall River, Mass., for more than 30 years, retiring 10 winters ago because of poor health.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he was living in Morristown, Vt. He enlisted in the Seventeenth Vermont regiment, was a member of the Ninth regiment at Gettysburg, and was wounded three times during the war.
After coming to St. Petersburg, one of his most thrilling experiences was to attend the reunion of the "Grays and Blues" at Gettysburg several summers ago.
Each year on his birthday members of the fast-dwindling GAR, members of its affiliated bodies and other friends helped him celebrate the occasion with a party. He has been a member of the GAR since 1870.
Mr. Lara had no immediate survivors. Members of the Women's Relief corps have been requested to meet at Wilhelm's at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, FL), 5 May 1940.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux