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Individual Record
Phinney, Patrick
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 15, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/2/63, m/i 12/12/63, Pvt, Co. B, 11th VT INF, d/dis 7/31/64, 6th Corps Hospl, City Point, VA (chronic diarrhoea)

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1848, Canada
Death: 07/31/1864

Burial: City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, VA
Marker/Plot: D/1573
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Admitted to Kalorama Hospital from Fort Slocum, DC, 5/6/64, returned to duty 6/7/64, back in hospital, 6/28/64

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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BURIAL:
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City Point National Cemetery, VA

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Identification Disk





This is a small Silver I.D. Shield once belonging to Patrick Phinney of the 11th Vermont Infantry. Patrick is buried (Grave Marker 1573) at City Point National Cemetery. The Shield has found in 2014 with the use of a metal detector in a backyard in what is now Bolivar West Virginia - a small town adjacent to Harpers Ferry. I have been unable to find any information that would place the 11th Vermont at Bolivar during the period Patrick was with the unit between 12/12/63 to the date of his death on 7/31/64. The 11th Vermont would have been in this general area shortly thereafter during Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The pin which was used as an attaching device to pin the shield to the uniform was broken off which is possibly the reason the pin was lost or discarded.

Contributed by Jacob Hendricks.