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McClure, Gilbert D.


Age: 22, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 1/7/64, pr SGT 3/1/65, m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 06/16/1841, Guilford, VT
Death: 08/08/1896

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Gilbert D. McClure died at his home at No. 1 Birge street at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from a bronchial trouble which he contracted in the army, and which has practically disabled him for 10 years or more. Mr. McClure was a son of the late Daniel and Madula Andrews McClure, and was born in Guilford, June 17, 1841. He lived on a farm in Guilford until he was 21 years old and enlisted in the army August 15, 1862, in Co. E of the 11th Vermont Volunteers. He served in the defence of Washington until the spring of 1864, after which he was with the old Vermont brigade in the Army of the Potomac and in all the battles in which that brigade participated. He reenlisted in 1865 and was discharged at the close of the war a few months later. He was an attendant at the Retreat here and at the asylum at Middleton, Conn., for 10 or 12 years. He married Miss Garfelia Howard of Townshend, Dec. 30, 1868. He was the oldest of a family of 14 children, seven of whom survive. Of those living five are sisters, two of whom live in Brattleboro. The other three live in Northampton. Mr. McClure's brothers are A. T. McClure of Boston, a collector the Estey Organ company, and F. W. McClure, a deputy sheriff of Brattleboro. He is also survived by his wife. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the house, Rev. Newton N. Glazier of Greenfield, formerly of Wardsboro, and Rev. L. D. Temple of Brattleboro officiating. The members of the Grand Army post attended in a body. The burial was in the Prospect hill cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, Aug 14 1896.
Courtesy of Gail Lynde

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