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Roleau, Dorr A.

MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 21, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 1st VT BGD Band
Service: enl 6/21/61, m/i 7/16/61, MSCN, 3rd VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62; enl 4/14/63, m/i 5/26/63, MSCN, 1st Bgd Band, m/o 6/29/65

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VITALS
Birth: 1840, New Haven, VT
Death: 1923

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: 116
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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Biography

The United States had always been Dorr's homeland even though some portions of his immediate family were foreign-born in Canada. Dorr thought very highly of his new country. He voluntarily served it in uniform, twice, during its terrible civil war. He was very active in town and state affairs for over sixty years, holding a dozen Town Offices and serving a term as Representative in the General Assembly in Montpelier. He excelled at several trades in his years in New Haven and he was very active in post-Civil War veteran's groups such as the GAR. He and his wife, Kate, were held in high regard by their peers in their community.

Dorr A. Roleau was born in June of 1840 in Williston, Vermont.[1] His father, Amos Roleau (1809-1880) was a well known saddler in the area. His mother was Lucy Genereux (1812-1889).[2] Amos "Amable" Rouleau and Lucy were married in 1832 in Berthierville, Quebec where Amos had been born. Between 1832 and the birth of Dorr in 1840, the Rouleau family crossed the Canadian- US border and settled in Williston, Vermont. Amos came from a very large family of French Canadians. He had fourteen brothers and sisters. His mother, Marguerite Danndoneau, died in 1817 in Ile Dupas, Quebec at forty-nine. Amos was only seven at the time. His father, Guillaume Henry Rouleau was then left a single parent with about half of the fourteen children he had fathered depending on him for survival.[3]

Dorr came from a family only half the size of the one his father grew up in. He had only six brothers and sisters. He had two older brothers named Duncan (1836) and Lewis (1838). Door was the third boy in a row (1840). He was followed by Julia (1842); John (1844); Henry (1846); and finally William H. (1849-1933). Only Duncan had been born in Canada - all the rest of Dorr's siblings, including himself, were born in Williston, Vermont.[4] Duncan would become a naturalized citizen in September of 1860.[5] In Williston, the children (except for Henry who was only three months old) attended school in Williston in 1850. Amos established a saddlery business.[6] By 1860, Amos had accumulated a little nest egg, between real and personal property, of $750. Ducan, identified as "Dorkin" by the census taker, was twenty-three and still lived at home. He was earning wages as a carpenter/joiner in 1860. Dorr was following in his father's footsteps, learning the saddler trade. John and Henry still attended school at fifteen and thirteen respectively. Julia, the sole daughter in the family, lived at home at nineteen. Lewis had moved on in search of his own dreams.[7]

April 12, 1861 at 4 a.m., the first shots of the American Civil War were fired. Dorr was twenty-one and living at home. Two months after the Confederates raised their national colors over the ramparts of Fort Sumter in ceremonious victory, the young harness maker from Williston, Vermont enlisted in the Third Vermont Regimental Band as a musician. Apparently young Roleau had a talent other than working raw leather into usable pieces of horse equipment. He also played an instrument. It never was revealed what kind of instrument it was he played. If it wasn't a drum of some sort, than it had to be a brass wind instrument because that's what Civil War bands were made up of. On June 21, 1861, Dorr enrolled as the equivalent of a private into the Third Vermont Regimental Band at St. Johnsbury, Vermont for three years. He was officially mustered-in the service there on July 16.[8]

The history of the Third Vermont Regiment of Infantry was hardly distinguishable from that of the Vermont Brigade. The story of one was essentially the story of the Third and all the other Vermont regiments that made up the "Old Brigade" (the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Vermont infantry regiments. The reputation as excellent soldiers and gallant fighters began with these five regiments and the Eleventh which joined later. The Third Regiment alone produced six Medal of Honor recipients. And one of the Civil War's most iconic stories of all time - the Sleeping Sentinel - was based on a private from the ranks of the Third Vermont.

In July, 1861, the U.S. Congress authorized President Lincoln to call up 500,000 men to serve for three years unless sooner discharged. The Third Vermont Infantry was the second of the three years regiments to be placed in the field from the Green Mountain State. The Regiment rendezvoused at St. Johnsbury on the grounds of the Caledonia County Agricultural Society. The camp was dubbed "Camp Baxter" in honor of Adjutant and Inspector General, H. Henry Baxter. The ten militia companies making up the Regiment were mustered-in the U.S. service on July 16, 1861. Immediately the militiamen, ordinary citizens but not yet soldiers, were organized and their military training begun. With the help of some old veterans and Norwich cadets, the theoretical learning of the art of soldiering improved. In a few weeks, guard mounting and dress parades were indulged in. In due time, arms and uniforms were distributed. At first, Enfield muskets were issued, but as soon as possible within the next year, Springfield rifled muskets replaced them. The first uniforms provided for the men of the Third were gray, a Vermont manufacture. By the following spring, these were exchanged for an inferior fabric of the standard army blue. Life in Camp Baxter was unmarked by important events as officers and men in the ranks struggled to learn how to become soldiers, but the men's keen appetite to fit themselves to their new calling produced hopeful results.

The twenty-second of July, 1861 brought urgent news from the front. Following the Union disaster at First Bull Run, the Third was needed desperately at the front. In two days, the 882 officers and men of the Regiment were on their way to Washington. It partook of the hospitalities of the people of Philadelphia the night of the 25th and arrived in Washington the next day. On July 27, the Third was marched to the Chain Bridge, laid out and occupied "Camp Lyon" for the protection of the bridge. The Chain Bridge was actually wooden and could be burned by the enemy which would have destroyed a vital supply link to the south of Washington. There also were waterworks nearby and the reservoir which furnished the Capitol with water which had to be guarded. Colonel Smith, having caught up with the Regiment, was quick to introduce systematic methods of camp life, with drill, parade, picket duty and reconnaissance into Virginia where the Confederates were encamped only a few hours march from Camp Lyons.

It was at Camp Lyons where Private William Scott of the Third Vermont - The Sleeping Sentinel" - was found asleep at his post on August 31, 1861. Private Scott was subsequently court-martialed and sentenced to be executed on September 9. Immediately, pleas for mercy and petitions for repeal of the sentence began bombarding the commanders of the Brigade. Even the chaplain of the Brigade, an acquaintance of President Lincoln's, attempted to appeal to the President for clemency. On the day of the execution, the entire Division was ordered out to attend the carrying out of the sentence. This was to be a lesson to all enlisted personnel. They were arranged in a U-shape around the open grave. Scott was brought forward to the site where a crude wooden coffin had appeared in front of the hole in the ground. Scott was made to kneel on it, facing the firing squad of twelve men. A white patch of paper was pinned to Scott's uniform blouse over his heart. Charges and specifications were read along with the sentencing by the court-martial. When finished, Scott's Presidential pardon was read! No one had told him that his execution had been rescinded by the President of the United States. The news had been deliberately withheld by McClellan, commander of the Army of the Potomac, until Private Scott was standing in front of his grave facing a firing squad. The point had been made. With great relief, Private Scott was returned to his company. He served faithfully until the Battle of Lee's Mills where he was mortally wounded storming the entrenched enemy rifle pits with the Third Vermont. He was buried in the national cemetery at Yorktown.

Even before Scott's scheduled execution, the Third was ordered forward on the dark night of September 3 with the rest of the command silently across the Potomac into Virginia and occupied "Camp Advance". While here, the Third helped build Fort Ethan Allen. After the Scott affair, on September 11, 1861, the Regiment received its baptism by fire at the Lewinsville skirmish where two men were killed and others wounded. In October, the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Vermont Regiments were formally consolidated into the First Vermont Brigade - the "Old Brigade". The Vermonters were moved again in October about four miles deeper into Virginia to occupy Camp Griffin. The winter of 1861-62 was most hard on the health of the Vermont Regiments as the sick list grew to include one in every ten men. Learning discipline and performing drills of various kinds occupied many hours of the rank and file's time in winter camp. Meanwhile, the officers, especially the line officers, diligently studied tactics and regulations as well as the manual of arms so that they could stay one step ahead of the men they commanded.

March 10, 1862 was the day the Third marched out of winter camp in a cold, drenching rain storm. Within two weeks, it sailed down the Potomac and Chesapeake to Fortress Monroe as the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 commenced. Arriving at Newport News on the 25th of March, the Regiment was immediately put to work building corduroy roads through the vast morass of the Peninsula. From the head of the Chesapeake clear across the neck of the Peninsula to the James River, the Confederates had built strongly fortified lines serving as the outer defenses of Richmond. To open a hole in this defensive line along the banks of the Warwick River, two companies of the Third were selected to lead an assault, supported by the other companies of the Regiment. The initial assault was successful. The enemy's line was broken by two hundred determined men. However, no reinforcements followed. The advance companies held their ground for forty minutes. But without support, they were forced to withdraw back to their own lines. They lost nearly half their numbers in killed and wounded. The Confederates reoccupied their defensive positions again until they evacuated Yorktown the following May.

The Regiment was active in sustaining General Hancock in his masterly maneuver in the Battle of Williamsburg. The Regiment did hard service in the month before the Seven Days' Battles around Richmond doing road and bridge building, fatigue and picket duty. At Savage's Station, June 29, 1862, the Third suffered severe loss. In the Maryland Campaign which followed, it bore its share of the glory at Burketsville, South Mountain, Antietam and in the following December at Fredericksburg. During the first year and a half of its service, the Regiments' field officers changed three times, captains of the line had changed once or more in each company, and subaltern officers with equal frequency. The Third was with Burnside during the infamous "Mud March"; thrilled on-lookers with its gallant assault at Maryes' Heights and stood victorious at Bank's Ford where the Seventh Louisiana laid down their arms in its front. At Funkstown, the Regiment faced down countless attacks by long, gray lines of determined enemy. And when treasonable and riotous minorities wrought destruction in the cities of New York and New Jersey, it was the Third Vermont who was sent to restore peace and order to the streets. Then came a welcomed rest in winter camp at Brandy Station, spoiled only by the abortive effort at Mine Run. May 4, 1864 began the new campaign season with its march towards the Wilderness in which the Third headed the column and during which it lost one in three of its rank and file. At Spotsylvania on May 10, in Upton's charge, and on the 12th at the "Salient", the Regiment was in the hottest of the battles, and on the 21st it was sent out alone to restore the lines where the enemy had broken through, capturing prisoners and reestablishing the lines. At Cold Harbor June 3, the Third Vermont bore the brunt of the battle in the front line, losing, again, nearly one-third of its effective force in killed and wounded. The casualties in battle had taken every other man in the Regiment inside of thirty days. The march to Petersburg was the next move of this decimated regiment. The skirmish line of the Sixth Corps at Ream's Station and Weldon Railroad June 29 was composed wholly of the remnants of the Third Vermont. The Vermonters who were left were now transported up the Potomac to assist in repelling Early's attack on Washington at Fort Stevens on July 12, 1864, and to pursue and drive the over zealous Confederates back into Virginia at Poolesville. One hundred seventy-nine veterans out of two hundred eighty-three reenlisted for the duration of the war and were consolidated into a battalion July 27, 1864. Still attached to the "Old Brigade", they took part in the Battle of Charleston, Virginia August 21; Winchester, September 19; Fisher's Hill, September 22; Cedar Creek, October 19. After suffering additional losses in these engagements, the battalion was returned to Petersburg where it went into winter quarters on the "squirrel road" doing picket duty, working on fortifications, defending them from assaults and joining in counter demonstrations against the enemy. On April 2, 1865, the battalion participated in the final encounters with Lee's forces prior to his surrender.

Following the Grand Review by Governor Smith and President Johnson, the Third Vermont returned home where the men were paid off and scattered, each to his own home from the Marine Hospital of Burlington, June 19, 1865. Original members of the Third Vermont numbered 881 officers and men. To that, 928 recruits and transfers were added for an aggregate of 1, 809. Losses were: 196 killed or died of wounds; 152 died of diseases; 11 died in Confederate prisons; 3 were killed in accidents. Total deaths were 362.[9]

Private Roleau's experiences in the Third Vermont were not particularly noteworthy during his term of service from July, 1861 to August, 1862. Band members were non-combatants but attached to infantry units almost from the beginning of the war. In May of 1861, the War Department officially approved of every infantry and artillery regiment having a brass band consisting of two members from each company in that regiment plus four additional members for a total of twenty-four musicians. By July of 1862, the Adjutant General disbanded all regimental bands. Up to that time, members of the regimental bands provided entertainment in camp, cadence on marches, a means of inspiring troops on the battlefield and transmitting commands during engagements when the human voice could not be heard over the din of combat. At times, when opposing armies were close to each other like before a major battle, there would be a duel of the bands with the Rebels playing their preferred patriotic pieces and the Yankees responding with their own favorite musical selections. At other times, especially during battles, the band members would be required to do triage work on the wounded, assist the surgeons at the field hospitals, act as stretcher bearers, or become temporary hospital stewards in the over crowded wards of the nearest friendly emergency shelter.[10]

At the time in August of 1862 when the Adjutant General disassembled regimental bands, Dorr, and his other musician comrades, were essentially given their discharges from the service. You would have assumed they would trade in their brass instruments for a rifled Springfield musket and joined their fellow volunteers in the ranks of a company in their regiment. Too easy and logical for the army!! When you signed up to serve in the armed forces, you assigned a specific rank and position in the grand order of things. Any change in that initial contract with the Government required a certain set protocol be followed. If the change involved a promotion within ranks, you simply moved up a rung in the ladder, the proper paperwork was filed and your pay adjusted. However, if your promotion involved jumping from a non-commissioned position to a commissioned one, you had to be discharged from the service before accepting the promotion and then re-enlist at the higher grade level. In the case of these musicians who suddenly found themselves out of a job with the Government, the same conditions applied. If they wanted to remain a soldier in the infantry, they had to be discharged and then they could re-enlist as a private foot soldier. The cross over was not automatic. When Dorr the musician was dismissed from the service on August 9, 1862, he owed the Government $23.46 for clothing received.[11] Once he paid off his debt, he was free to go home, which was what he did - for the next ten months.

On May 26, 1863, the First Vermont Brigade was authorized to form a Brigade level band. Dorr jumped at the chance to get back into uniform as a musician. He joined the First Vermont Brigade Band on May 1, 1863 for the next three years.[12] His second tour of duty began on May 26, 1863 and would end two years later on June 29, 1865.[13]

After General Lee's surrender in April of 1865, Dorr returned to New Haven to resume his civilian life. He easily switched from musician to saddler again. It did not take the twenty-five year old long to find a love interest. Her name was Kate Squier Langdon (1846-1927) from New Haven, Vermont. She was twenty-three. Her father was Seth Langdon, Jr. (1799-1881) and her mother was Laura Squier (1802-1877). Altogether, she had three brothers and five sisters. Kate's brothers were: William W. (about 1821); Robert B. (about 1828); and Harrison S. (about 1834). Her five sisters were: Hannah P.S. (about 1823); Mary H. (about 1831); Jane V. (about 1838); Estha J. (about 1840); and Emma C. (about 1844). Kate was the last child born to Seth Jr. and Laura and was a native of New Haven. Her "family" was a mixture of last names in 1850. Besides her mother and father and her eight siblings plus grandpa Langdon, the house was home to Martha Conkey (21), James Conkey (25) and Lelia Conkey (0). There was also a Mary Ann Callope (30) from Ireland living at the same residence. To round out the list of guests in the home was another married couple named Michael M. Gowan (22) and Nancy Gowan (19). Seth was a farmer in New Haven and owned property valued at $18,500. His sons, William and Robert (29 and 22 respectively) assisted their father in the operation of the family business. Hannah, Mary, Harrison, Jane, Esther (Estha) and Emma all attended school. Michael M. Gowan from New York was a laborer (presumably on the Roleau farm). James Conkey, also from New York, was an engineer.[14] Dorr and Kate were married in New Haven on November 11, 1869 by the Minister of the Gospel, H.D. Kitchell. At the time of his wedding, Dorr's occupation was listed as "saddler".[15] Apparently, he had perfected his craft of making exemplary horse harness because his reputation for fine work had spread far beyond the boundaries of Addison County, Vermont. The Burlington Free Press boasted in 1867 "---Thomas and Dorr Roleau, of Essex (VT) exhibit a very thoroughly made set of double harness, made for Hon. Henry Hale of St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a creditable thing, certainly, when the work of Chittenden Co. men is sought for a thousand miles from home."[16] Thomas was one of Dorr's brothers and was also a saddler.

July 27, 1870, Dorr and Kate had their first child, a daughter named Emma.[17] Dorr had a thriving saddler shop established in New Haven. On October 17, 1877, the couple had their second child, this time a boy named Amos Langdon Roleau.[18] On the same day Amos was born, the Argus and Patriot newspaper printed an announcement that "---Mr. Dorr A. Roleau---who has for a long time had a harness shop at New Haven, is about to become an agriculturist, having made arrangements to go on a farm in the spring."[19]

Those arrangements must have been delayed for some reason because three years later when the U.S. Federal Census for 1880 was taken, his occupation was listed as harness maker. Kate kept the house running, Emma went to school and Amos was in his terrible twos. Grandpa Langdon, eighty, lived with the family. He probably was not much help with the wild child for three reasons: 1. he was a male; 2. he was eighty; and 3. he had heart disease.[20] Exactly when Dorr changed careers from tradesman to farmer was not clear. What was clear in 1896 was that Dorr's health was beginning to decline. The Bristol Herald reported that he was "---confined to his home with rheumatism---"[21] And in August of 1890, he had applied for a Government pension.[22]

The first mention of Dorr making a living as a farmer appeared in the 1900 Federal Census taken in June of that year. He and his son, Amos, ran the operation. Living with Dorr and his family that year was Edson A. Dowd, Dorr's grandson. He was nine and attended school.[23] In the fall of 1902, Door and Kate attended the 37th National Encampment of the G.A.R. at Washington, D.C. On this trip, the couple went to Washington, Gettysburg, Philadelphia and New York.[24] In 1906, Kate began to have her own health issues. The Middlebury Record reported that she was quite ill with "erysipelas" - an acute, sometimes recurrent disease of the upper layer of the skin caused by a bacterial infection. It is characterized by large, raised red patches on the skin, especially that of the face and legs, with fever and severe general illness. [25] At the same time, Dorr was distracted from attending to his wife by having to fulfill his obligation as
Representative to the State General Assembly. It seemed that Kate recovered from her serious infection and Dorr's farming business continued to prosper with the help of his son, Amos, and his grandson, Edison. If fact, he was able to sell off some of his excess stock including a beautiful black and white two year old gentle bull and nine two year old Holstein cattle which fetched $60 per head.[26]

Dorr was sixty-nine in 1910. His farm was doing well. He had two good, dependable workers helping with the workload in the form of his son, Amos (33), and his grandson, Edson (19). He owned his house and farm free of any liens. He could afford to kick back and relax a little as his "golden" years approached. Besides taking trips to Civil War reunion events and visiting old battlefields, Dorr and Kate had time to vacation for a week in Florida during March of 1912. When the summer months in Vermont heated up, the family had a camp along the shores of Lake Champlain to escape to. Then in 1916, Kate suffered a paralytic stroke that left her left side completely paralyzed.[27] She was well enough by the summer of 1917 to spend the season at Maple Lodge, the name of their camp, at Long Point.[28] Memorial Day of 1919 found Dorr marching at the head of a column again - this time it was Boy Scouts and a group of Beeman Academy school students who were going to Evergreen Cemetery to lay flowers and place flags on the graves of New Haven's fallen veterans.

November 11, 1919 was a very special day in the lives of both Dorr and Kate. It was the couples 50th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, a very enjoyable community-wide gathering took place at their home on Town Hill Road that day.
"A very pleasant social occasion took place on Tuesday afternoon,
November 11, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dorr A. Roleau in New
Haven, when about 40 of their neighbors and friends tendered them
a reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of their marriage. The
affair was very nicely and carefully planned by Mr. and Mrs. A.L.
Roleau and came as a complete surprise to their parents...."[29]
Since it was their "golden" anniversary, the couple received many gifts of gold. The townspeople of New Haven gave a substantial sum of gold to them. They received an elegant gold clock suitably engraved from their daughter and her husband, J. Frank Sarber of Seattle, Washington. Mrs. Roleau (Kate) received a pearl and amethyst bar pin from her nephews and nieces from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Five dollar gold pieces were presented to the pair from Jefferson Hunt, Mrs. Jessie Hunt Frisbee; and Hamlin Hunt of the same city.[30] The reporter of the event described Dorr as "---a well preserved veteran of the Civil War...." and summarized his active public service life as a "---keen interest in current events of his state and country."[31]

By 1920, Dorr and Kate were living in the household of their son, Amos and his wife, Sarah on the farm on Town Hill Road in New Haven. Amos was classified as a "general" farmer working the land with the help of a hired man named Harry J. Douglas. Dorr was seventy-nine and retired from all labors.[32] Beginning in the fall of 1921, his health began to decline quite rapidly. He was reported as having been "---ill for several months, was not well and confined to his bed...."[33] He was, apparently, having heart troubles, possibly mini-strokes. Eventually, after nearly four years of poor health and being confined to his room entirely for the last eight months of his life due to a paralytic stroke, he died on February 11, 1923 at an early hour at home. He was survived by his wife, Kate; his daughter, Emma Sarber from Seattle; his son, Amos; two brothers; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.[34]

March 29, 1923, Kate began drawing her widow's benefits based on Dorr's military service.[35] She continued to live with her son, Amos, on the farm in New Haven that Dorr had bought and improved so much. She passed on March 12, 1927 and was placed next to Dorr in the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery to rest in peace.[36]


NOTES
1. www.findagrave.com, Memorial #40393971 for Dorr A. Roleau.
2. Ancestry.com, 1850 & 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Dorr Roleau.
3. Ibid., Corriveau/Flanagan Family Tree for "Amos" Amable Rouleau.
4. Ibid., 1850 & 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Dorr Roleau & Amos Roleau.
5. Ibid., Vermont, State and Federal Naturalization Records. 1790 - 1954 for Duncan A. Roleau.
6. Ibid., 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Dorr A. Roleau.
7. Ibid., 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Amos Rolean.
8. www.fold3.com, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served From the State of Vermont, p. 3, image 310732338. Hereinafter referred to as Compiled Service Record.
9. http://civilwarintheeast.com/us-regiments-batteries/Vermont/3rd-vermont; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Vermont_Infantry; http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/3/history.php; http://vermontcivilwar.org/units/3/Introduction.
10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musician_(rank).
11. www.fold3.com, Compiled Service Record, p. 10, image 310732356.
12. Ancestry.com, Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont 1863-1866, First Brigade Band.
13. http://vermontcivilwar.org/cemeteries/Vermont/New Haven/Evergreen Cemetery/Roleau, Dorr A./Military Service.
14. Ancestry.com, 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Kate R. Langdon; Ibid., Family Tree for Kate Squier Langdon.
15. Ibid., Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 for Dorr A. Roleau.
16. www.newspapers.com, The Burlington Free Press, Fri., Sep.6, 1867.
17. www.familysearch.org, Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954 for Roleau, Emma B.
18. Ibid., for Roleau, Amos Langdon.
19. www.newspapers.com, Argus and Patriot, Wed., Oct. 17, 1877.
20. Ancestry.com, 1880 U.S. Federal Census for Dorr Roleau.
21. www.newspapers.com, Bristol Herald, Thu., Mar. 19, 1896.
22. Ancestry.com, U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index To Pension Files, 1861- 1934 for Dorr A. Roleau.
23. Ibid., 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Dorr A. Roleau.
24. www.newspapers.com, Bristol Herald, Thu., Oct. 16, 1902; Ibid., The Orwell Citizen, Thu., Sep. 18, 1902.
25. Ibid., Middlebury Record, Thu., Mar. 15, 1906.
26. Ibid., The New Haven News, Thu., Nov. 17, 1910; Ibid., The Enterprise and Vermonter, Thu., Sep. 28, 1911.
27. Ibid., Burlington Daily News, Tue., Jan. 25, 1916.
28. Ibid., The Enterprise and Vermonter, Thu., Jun. 7, 1917.
29. Ibid., Thu., Nov. 13, 1919.
30. Ibid.
31. Ibid.
32. Ancestry.com, 1920 U.S. Federal Census for Dora A. Roleau.
33. www.newspapers.com, Middlebury Record, Thu., Apr. 28, 1921.
34. Ibid., The Orwell Citizen, Thu., Feb. 15, 1923.
35. www.fold3.com, Compiled Service Record, image 27502527.
36. www.familysearch.org, Find A Grave Index for Kate Squier Langdon Roleau.


Courtesy ofBernie Noble.