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Morton, Edward Augustus

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 3/14/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL, m/o 4/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/06/1837, Salisbury, VT
Death: 01/14/1906

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 145033477

MORE INFORMATION

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

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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Obituary

Death of Edward A. Morton

Edward Augustus Morton, aged 68 years, died at his home on Bank st. just after 9 o'clock last evening of heart failure following a general breaking down of the system. Funeral services will be held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. W. Parkyn Jackson officiating. H. E. Bentley will have charge of the arrangements, and the burial will be in the South Main street cemetery. Edward A. Morton was the son of James Leonard and Maria (Manning) Morton, and was born in Salisbury May 6, 1837. He was a twin, the twin sister dying at the age of 19 or 20 years. In the family were ten children, five sons and five daughters. H.G. Morton of this place is the only surviving member of this large family. In 1868 Mr. Morton married Cornelia Frary, who survives him. Mr. Morton enlisted in Co. C, 1st Vt. Vols., May 2, 1861, being one of the Ransom Guards who enlisted for three months. He was mustered out August 15, 1861, and re-enlisted in Co. A, 5th Vt. Vols., April 12, 1862, was promoted sergeant, and honorably discharged April 22, 1865, having served in the Army of the Potomac through the entire Civil War. For a time he served on the staff of Gen. L.A. Grant. After the war, Mr. Morton engaged for many years in the printing business with the late E.B. Whiting. Following this he was for eleven years a railway mail clerk on the run between St. Albans and Boston. Later he was in the confectionary business in Burlington for a time and afterward returned to this city where he engaged in the furniture business until the big fire of 1895, when he gave up business as his health began to fail. His decline in health had been gradual since that time and for the past two years had been confined to the house the most of the time.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, Jan. 15, 1906

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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