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Ford, George Osman

Age: 26, credited to Granby, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/61 (2/18/62, SGT, Co. K, 8th VT INF, pow, Boutte Station, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, comn 2LT 2/19/63 (3/18/63), pr 1LT 7/1/63 (8/8/63), pr CPT 12/28/63 (2/3/64), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 2/26/65

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Birth: 06/20/1835, Lyndon, VT
Death: 05/09/1909

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 339
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 22545079
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection, Guber Collection off-site, Findagrave
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: None

Great Granduncle of Alan R. Ford, Westfield, IN

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Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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(Dewey Jones Collection)



Capt. George O. Ford, one of the town's leading and most highly respected citizens, died at his home Saturday evening, after a short illness. Capt. Ford was the son of James and Annie (McKoy) Ford

When the war broke out he enlisted in Company K, Eighth Vermont regiment, for three years service. He was in all important engagements of that regiment. He was taken prisoner at DesAllemands, La. In 1862, and twice wounded, once at the battle of Winchester, and again at Cedar Creek. Enlisting as a private he ended his honorable service by being promoted to Captain of the regiment.

In 1864 he married Sophronia E. Grout, a sister of Congressman Grout, and during General Grouts long public service was manager of his fine farm in this town. Since the General's death he has lived on the Grout farm, and successfully managed it.

Capt. Ford served his community as faithfully as he served his country, has served on the board of selectmen, was six years road commissioner, and in 1888 represented Kirby in the Legislature. For the past two years he has been county road commissioner. Capt. Ford had a wide acquaintance throughout the state, and was one of Vermont's substantial and sturdy citizens.
The Caledonian, May 12, 1909

Courtesy of Deanna French