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Potter, Edward W.


Age: 24, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; enl 1/3/65, cred to Concord, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 01/01/1838, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 08/23/1908

Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 119758704


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1880
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: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Edward W. Potter

Sunday, at his home, Passumpsic street, occurred the death of Edward W. Potter. The funeral was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. E. E. Grant of East St. Johnsbury in charge. Interment was in the family lot in Grove cemetery, East St. Johnsbury. Mr. Potter's illness was of short duration and death was due to paralysis.

Born in St. Johnsbury, January 1, 1838, one of seven children of Thaddeus and Charlotte Potter, his entire life, with the exception of one year in Sutton, was spent in St. Johnsbury.

Mt. Potter was a member of Chamberlin Post, G. A. R. He enlisted at St. Johnsbury, August 28, 1862, in the 15th Vermont, Co. K, for nine months and as mustered out August 5, 1863. Previous to his enlistment, Mr. Potter was employed in the trade of shoemaker and was for some time in business with his brother, J. C. Potter, of East St. Johnsbury. In recent years he was employed as a horse trainer.

Mr. Potter's wife, who was Mrs. Mary Cheney, died eight years ago. He is survived by two brothers, J. C. Potter, of East St. Johnsbury and Edwin C. Potter of this place, and several nieces and nephews.

Among those called here to attend the funeral were: Miss Mary Wheatley, East Brookfield; C. W. Peck, Sutton; Miss Flora McLane, Danville.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, August 26, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.