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Pierce, George E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1837, Montpelier, VT
Death: 04/10/1896

Burial: Village Cemetery, Elmore, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 64603843

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Elmore, VT

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Article

George W. Pierce, a resident of Morristown, living at what is known as Cadys Falls in that town, committed suicide Friday by jumping in the Lamoille River. Mr. Pierce, until last fall, was a resident of Elmore. He has for several years been more or less deranged by spells, owing to a wound in the back of his head he received from a shell at the battle of Gettysburg, being a veteran of the 13th Vermont regiment. It has been found necessary in former years to have a guardian appointed over him on account of his condition, and he had previously attempted suicide.

Parties who went from Morristown to Cadys Falls took a boat to assist in the search for the body, and within a few minutes after commencing their dragging, they found the body a few yards above the dam, at the electric light station at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The remains had been in the water since 7:30 or 8 a.m.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, April 16, 1896

Courtesy of Deanna French

Obituary

The funeral of G. W. Pierce, late of Co. C, 13th Vt. Vols., who was drowned in the Lamoille river at Cady's Falls last Friday, was held on Sunday, Rev. Dr. Booth of the Universalist church officiating. The deceased was a member of J. M. Warren post No. 4 of this place and members of that organization attended the funeral in a body.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 16, 1896

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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