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Age: 23, credited to Wallingford, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/16/61 Pvt, Co. E, 5th VT INF; tr to SIG CORPS 8/31/63; disch 8/22/64
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Birth: 04/18/1838, Sherbrooke, Canada East
Burial: Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
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, 8/15/1891, RI
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)
Great Grandfather of Edmond Campbell, Lillian, AL
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Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI
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Funeral Held today
Large Attendance of Relatives, Friends, War Veterans and others.
Impressive Services were held at 9 o'clock this morning over the remains of Abraham Lessard, Civil War veteran and past commander of Tower Post No. 17, G.A.R., whose death occurred last Sunday.
The funeral cortege proceeded from the home, 160 Harrison St. to St. Jean Baptiste Church, where a mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Graton. An appropriate musical programme was rendered by the church choir, under the direction of Prof. Bernard.
The services were attended by a large number of relatives, friends, members of Tower Post, G.A.R., Capt A. K. Tilton Camp, Sons of Veterans, and church societies, with which the deceased was affiliated.
The Sacred Heart League of St. John's Church was represented by a large delegation. Numerous flower offerings attested the high esteem in which Mr. Lessard was held. Among these were offerings from the silk warping department of the Jenckes Spinning Company and Tower Post.
Three members of Capt. A. K. Tilton Camp, Sons of Veterans, Reuben H. Dexter, Claude W. Perry, Benjamin Sweetland, and Eben G. Langley, acted as bearers, and from the G.A.R. veterans Louis Gregory, John Collins, M. Gibbons and W. Massey were honorary bearers.
A delegation from Tower Post conducted the G.A.R. burial service at the grave in Notre Dame Cemetery, at the conclusion of which, Bugler Hickey sounded "taps".
Source: Transcribed from an aging 1916 Pawtucket, Rhode Island newspaper clipping, by Edmond C. Campbell, Jr., great grandson of Abraham Lessard. The honorary bearer mentioned above, Louis Gregory, was Abraham's brother in law. (See also a Pawtucket RI newspaper article about the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg for additional information on Abraham Lessard and Louis Gregory).