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Norris, James A.


Age: 41, credited to Alburgh, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. K, 11th VT INF, tr to VRC 12/19/63, m/o 4/15/64

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Birth: abt 1821, Alburgh, VT
Death: 10/03/1876

Burial: May be buried in ..., , VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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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


2nd Great Grandfather of Eva Curtis Clough, -

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Died in Alburgh, VT

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Ancestors of Eva Curtis Clough
Who fought in the Civil War

James (Eva's 2nd-great-grandfather), Elisha, Elijah, William and Edward Norris were brothers - sons of William and Sarah Hammond Norris.

Elijah E. Norris, Eva's 2nd-great-granduncle

In the 1860 census Elijah is listed as being 36 years old and a day laborer. On November 27, 1861 he enlisted to serve in the Civil War - 8th Regiment, Company F to serve three years, he enlisted in St. Albans, Vermont. He was mustered into service as a Private on the 18th day of February, 1862 at Brattleboro in Co. "F," 8th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers from June 1, 1861. He was on the Musteer Roll of Co. "F" for the months of March and April 1863 and was reported absent, left sick at Brashear City April 9, 1863, July and August, present, September and October, 1863, absent in Barracks Host. V. O. since October 1, 1863. "Discharged for disability March 28, 1864.

Notes: Sick general hospital, June 22, 1864. At the age of 31 when he applied for a disability pension, he was 5 feet 7 inches high, medium complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. July 4, 1892 Elijah was paid a pension of $8 Elijah was last paid a pension of $12 on January 4, 1901. He was also in Hancock's First Army Corps.

Source: The National Archives Soldier's Certificate No. 300954, Can. No. 6092, Bundle No. # 10

James A. Norris, Eva's 2nd-great-grandfather

James was in the Eleventh Regiment, Company K during the Civil War. He enlisted on August 9, 1862 and mustered out on September 1, 1862. Transferred to V. R. C., December 19, 1863; discharged April 15, 1864. He was a private. In papers from the National Archives in Washington, D. C. James is listed as having enlisted on the 9th day of August, 1862 in Co. K. 1st. Vermont Arty., mustered to Co. E, 19 Veteran Reserve Corps, in the war of the rebellion and he died from asthma contracted while in the service. His death occurring at Laird Alburgh, Vermont on the 3rd day of October 1876 and he left a widow who died August 17, 1884 and left one remaining child under the age of sixteen, James F. Norris. I have not been able to find a death record for James. He was a laborer.

Source: The National Archives Dependent's Original No. 539230, Can. No. 2059, Bundle # 4

Elisha B. Norris, Eva's 2nd-great-granduncle

In the 1860 census Elisha was 28 years old and a day laborer. Elisha was enrolled in the 13th Vt. Reg., Sept. 8, 1862, age 36; mustered, as a private, in Co. H, Oct. 4, 1862, at Brattleboro. He was sick with erysipelas in the summer of 1863 and mustered out July 21, 1863 received $50 from the town and $5 from individuals, served 10 mo. 13 days. (Vol. ll - Vt. Historical Gazetteer) Vt. Library # 974.3 He was living in Stowe, Vt. at the time he enrolled, and was said to have been born in Alburgh, VT.

Source: Graves Registration - Civil War on File at the Vermont Historical Library.

Elisha B. Norris

Last Address: Underhill

Died - April 6, 1896 - Underhill, VT.

Cause: Wounds

Buried at Underhill Flats Cemetery

City Underhill, VT - County - Chittenden

Lot # 4 - Section - Range 8

Service Record - Enlisted Sept. 8, 1862
Discharged - July 21, 1863 - Rank - Pvt.

Organization - Army Co. H - 13th Regt. Vt. Vol.
Upright marker: Elisha B. Norris, 1824-1896

Source: Grave, Civil War Roster and Town Records

Edward Henry Norris, Eva's 2nd-great-granduncle

Edward was 70 years - 1 month and 10 days old when he died. Edward's gravestone shows his birthdate as July 9, 1803. He was in Co. K - 11th Vermont Vol. Reg. Enlisted August 12, 1862, Mustered out Sept 1, 1962 and was discharged February 16, 1865, for wds. recd. June 1, 1864. When he enlisted he was 28 years old, 5 feet 8 1/2" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. When enlisted he was a farmer. He enlisted for 3 years. The 1880 Vermont census lists a Homer J. Hilliker age 2 living with him as his grandchild. I believe this to be the illegitimate son of Zylpha.

Organization: Co. K 11 VT Vol. Regt.
Remarks - Upright marker
Edward received an invalid pension of $17 a month until July 4, 1903. It was discontinued when he died on July 29, 1903. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864 by a ball passing through his knee, he was six weeks in Lincoln Hospital near Washington and transferred to the hospital in Burlington, Vermont on the 22nd day of July 1864 and remained there until honorably discharged.

William A. Norris, Eva's 2nd-great-granduncle

William enlisted in the Civil War from Alburgh, Vt. he was in the Fifth Infantry Regiment. He was a private- enlisted 8/21/1861, 9/16/1861.

Stephen Hampshire Curtis, Eva's great-grandfather

Stephen Curtis was a Private of Company 6 - Detachment of 9th Vermont Volunteers who enrolled on the twenty-first day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five at Athens, to serve one year. He was discharged the twentieth day of July, 1865 at Fort Monroe, VA by order of the War Dept. dated May 3, 1865. He was born in Canada, was 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer. Stephen was buried in the Baptist Cemetery in Clarenceville, P. Q. on June 17, 1920. He was in his 83rd year when he died. There is no gravestone. Stephen was 75 years old when he applied for his pension on April 27, 1900. On June 10, 1912 he was to collect $21 a month. Pension was last paid April 4, 1920. Stephen was living with his son, Richard Curtis when he died.

Source: The National Archives Soldier's Certificate No. 396164, Can. No. 8414, Bundle No. 18.

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