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Lovejoy, Albert Joseph


Age: 18, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 29th MI INF
Service: enl 6/27/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 8/4/63; enl, Owosso, MI, 8/8/64, Co. E, 29th MI INF, m/o 9/6/65, Murfreesboro, TN

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Birth: 12/29/1844, Stockbridge, VT
Death: 01/03/1926

Burial: Osage Cemetery, Osage, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: David Post
Findagrave Memorial #: 62007761


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Harriet A., 1/28/1926, both units listed
Portrait?: Unknown
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Osage Cemetery, Osage, IA

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Obituary of the Late Mr. Albert J. Lovejoy

One of Few Remaining Veterans of Civil War Passed Away at the Age of 81

Albert J. Lovejoy, eldest son of William and Martha Whitcomb Lovejoy, was born in Warren, Vermont, Dec. 29, 1844. He received his education in the public schools of that vicinity. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. 1, 9th Vermont regiment, serving his country faithfully and well until the close of the war.

In 1869, he married Harriet A. Root, daughter of Roswell and Lucinda Root, of Bennington, Mich. One year later they moved to Braidwood, Ill., where they remained until the spring of 1882, when they came to Mitchell county, purchasing a farm in Rock township, where they lived until 1893, when they came to Osage.

Eight children were born to them. Mary Pearl and George Roswell died while very young of scarlet fever. The other children all grew to manhood and womanhood and are now so scattered that no two live in the same state. They are Robert, Mitchell, Iowa; Mrs. Orie Ethel Stone, Bothell, Wash.; Roy Saxon, Rison, Ark.; Mrs. Laura Faith Bee, San Francisco; Ralph Gray, Hayward, Wis.; and Mrs. Edna Grace Boughton, Montpellier, N.D.

Mr Lovejoy has always been esteemed a good neighbor, a true friend, and a respected citizen. He died Jan. 3, 1926, after a brief illness, at the age of 81 years and 5 days.

Source: Osage Press News (IA); Undated clipping, contributed by Larry Shoger, Las Vegas, NV, Albert's 3rd Great Grandson.

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