Lathrop, Napoleon Bonaparte
Age: 21, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/10/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 11/11/61
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Birth: abt 1840, Cambridge, VT
Burial: Forest Cemetery, Hillsboro, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Vicki C./Findagrave #46790005
Findagrave Memorial #: 15609017
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Forest Cemetery, Hillsboro, WI
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Napoleon B. Lathrop, a brother of John Lathrop, was born in Cambridge, Vt., in 1841, where he resided thirty years, and having learned the trade of carpenter and joiner he went to Canada in 1871, to work at his trade. He remained there two years, and in 1873 removed to the town of Forest, where he remained but a short time, and then went to Clayton Co., Iowa, and worked at his trade for three years, and at the end of that time he returned to Forest town, where he has since lived. When he first came he purchased eighty acres of land on section 22, which he now owns. Mr. Lathrop was married in 1880 to Jane Smith. They have two children—Harvey and Eliza. In 1861 Mr Lathrop enlisted in the 2d regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and at the battle of Savage Station was wounded in the left shoulder; and at the battle of Fisher's Hill he was wounded in the right side of the face; and at the battle of Cold Harbor was shot out of a tree with wounds in the back and right hip. At this time he was acting as a sharp shooter. having been detailed in 1863 as one of the Vermont sharp shooters.
History of Vernon County, Wisconsin, (Union Publishing Co., Springfield, IL), 1884), p. 515.