Age: 26, credited to Charlotte, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/20/1848, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Forest Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, NH
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Louis Pecor was born April 20, 1843 in either Canada or Richmond, Chittenden County, VT and died June 17, 1924 in Charlestown, Sullivan County, NH.
He enlisted in Burlington, Vermont as a volunteer on July 6, 1864 for three years. He was a substitute for John H. Thorp of Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vermont. The enlistment papers state that he was born in Canada, was 21 years old and by occupation a laborer. He's listed as having black eyes, brown hair, a dark complexion and being 5 foot 5 inches. The papers are signed with his mark rather than a signature. He became a Private in Company F of the 17 Regiment Vermont Infantry. Both he and his wife submitted papers for his military pension.
The following photo shows him in a group photo, in the 1890s, Lincoln Post, GAR Fort #4, Charlestown, NH, with the flag-bearer on his left.
(Unfortunately, due to system issues, we have lost the photograph - attempting to get it back).
Contributed by Michelle L. McKenzie, Gansevoort, NY, 3rd-great-granddaughter of Lewis Pecor.
Death of Louis Pecor
The death of Louis Pecor, a Civil War veteran, occurred at his home on West street, Tuesday, June 17, after a long period of failing health. A largely attended military funeral was held at the home Friday afternoon, Rev. R. W. Dow rector of St. Luke's church officiating. The body was escorted to Forest Hill cemetery by the firing squad of the 197 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Headquarters Battalion and members of American Legion. Comrade Davis stepped to the head of the casket and read a bit of the ritual in connection with the floral tribute of the Post and dropped a flower on the casket. After the committal service the firing squad fired three volleys across the grave and taps were sounded by Allen Wood. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Mr. Pecor was born in Richmond, Vt., April 20, 1843. He was a member of the 17th Vermont Volunteers and participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Bull Run and Cedar Creek. In January, 1872, he married Lucy Benware, who survives him together with three children, Henry D., and Peter G. Pecor and Mrs. Helen Wilson all of South Charlestown. Mr. Pecor had been a resident of South Charlestown for the past 40 years. He was a member of Lincoln Post, G.A.R. No 28 and served as color bearer for many years. The Civil War veterans present at the funeral were Comrade Davis of Langdon and Comrade Emery of South Charlestown. The bearers were Harland R. Taylor, Thomas Mann, Albert Pecor, Leroy Webster, George Hammond and Earl Kendall, all members of American Legion.
Among the relatives present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin George Aiken, and Mr. and Mrs. Craig, Springfield, Vt., Eli Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Benware of Sharon, Vt., Harrison Wilson, Mrs. Arthur Wade, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. George Pecor and Mrs. Sadie Pillsbury of Enfield, N. H., Mr. and Mrs. Lausha, Athol, Mass., Frank Benware of Burlington, Vt., Mr. and Mrs. Amos Blanchard of Springfield, Vt., Mr. and Mrs. John Bashaw of Walpole, N. H., Mrs. S. S. Wright, John Curtis, Mr. Burnett, Mrs. Emery Henry Pecor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Porter of South Charlestown and Mrs. William Wheeler of Langdon.
The Vermont Journal, June 27, 1924
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.