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Piper, Franklin Henry


Age: 17, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/31/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. C, 7th VT INF, reen 2/15/64, m/o 5/24/65

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Birth: 06/16/1845, Potsdam, NY
Death: 03/17/1916

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40839264


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/6/1882, VT, date/place of death
Portrait?: Alison Ignatowicz
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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


3rd Great Grandfather of Barry C. Whitney Jr., Brandon, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Alison Ignatowicz, Moyock, NC

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Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Courtesy of Alison Ignatowicz



"Frank H. Piper is at home on a furlough from the Soldiers' Home in Bennington" - Burlington Free Press, May 19, 1913.

Above all courtesy of Alison Ignatowicz, Moyock, NC.



Franklin H. Piper died at the Mary Fletcher hospital Friday evening at 12 o'clock at the age of 70 years. About three weeks ago the deceased was taken from the Soldiers' Home at Bennington, suffering from blood poisoning of the foot. The surgeons at the hospital were in hopes of saving the foot until Tuesday, when it was decided that an operation was necessary, and the limb was amputated above the knee. Mr. Piper seemed to rally from the operation, but a change for the worse set in Friday as above stated. The remains were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. M. Day, where the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. E. Bold officiating. The bearers were W. W. Turner, B. G. Peck, J. K. Piper, Charles Steele, Edson Day and Leslie Day. Interment was in the family lot in Prospect cemetery. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted December 21, 1861, when he was but 15 years of age. He served four years as a member of Co. C, 7th Vermont Volunteers. Of this family two daughters, Mrs. Henry Day of Ripton and Mrs. Edward Day, and W. G. Piper of this village survive. He had resided in Middlebury the greater part of his life and will be missed by a large circle of friends.

Source: Middlebury Register, March 24, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.