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Nichols, Amos E.
Age: 21, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 2/13/65, m/i 2/13/65, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 06/11/1842, Weston, VT
Burial: Baileys Mill Cemetery, Reading, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 39708443
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/27/18896; widow Mary E., 11/18/1932, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Baileys Mill Cemetery, Reading, VT
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AMOS NICHOLS, 90, LAST CIVIL WAR VET. IN READING>
Was One of Two Survivors of 6th Vt. Regiment - Was Present When Lee Surrendered.
Amos Ely Nichols, 90, one of the oldest residents of Reading and the last Civil War veteran in the town, died at his residence on Main street, Felchville, Wednesday afternoon, September 28, after a long illness.
Born in Weston
Mr. Nichols was born in Weston, June 11,m 8142, the son of Ely and Esther (Dunster) Nichols. Sixty-three years ago last May, in1860, he married Ellen Putnam of Springfield and four children were born to them, three of whom are now living. They are Mrs. Arthur Miles, formerly of Barre, who has been caring for him, and Mrs. Milton Pierson of Felchville. The fourth child, also a daughter, died in infancy. He also leaves nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Saw Lee Surrender
Mr. Nichols saw considerable service during the Civil War as a member of Co. I, Sixth Vermont Volunteers. He was a member of that organization at the close of the war and was present at the surrender of General Lee's army at Appomattox. The death of Mr. Nichols leaves only one known survivor of the Sixth Vermont Regiment of Infantry, Mr. Howe of Ludlow.
For more than forty years, Mr. And Mrs. Nichols made their home on their farm near the center of the town and of Reading where they reared their family. They moved to Felchville many years ago.
Legion Conducts Service
The funeral was held at his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. L. Dawson of Woodstock officiating. A detachment from Springfield Post of the American Legion in charge of Commander Arthur W. Smith, rendered military honors and accompanied the remains to the Bailey Mills cemetery where the military service was performed. The detachment consisted of a firing squad and buglers.
Among those present form out of town were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Swazey and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Luce of Waterbury; Mr. and Mrs. Roy LeBaron of Essex Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Cummings, Mrs. Gratia Dudley of South Barre; Mrs. A. G. Mills and family, Tyler Burton and Mrs. Grace Eddy of Perkinsville; Mr. And Mrs. John Putnam and son, Howard, of Claremont, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Putnam and daughter, Alice, Mrs. Adin Putnam, Mrs. Solon Putnam, Mrs. Eddie Putnam and daughter, Miss Minnie Neveis, Mrs. Edna Lawrence and Mrs. Ada Lawrence of Springfield.
Source: Vermont Journal, October 7, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.