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Rollins, Elisha E.


Age: 20, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 2/62, m/o 6/29/64, Brattleboro

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Birth: 12/16/1840, Greensboro, VT
Death: 07/26/1921

Burial: Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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


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Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT

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Elisha E. Rollins, born in Greensboro December 16, 1840, died at Hardwick hospital July 28, of liver trouble from which he had suffered for some time. For several years he had spent the summers months at the Caspian Lake House and came here in May of this year hoping to regain his health, but continued to fail, went to the Hardwick hospital, and during the recent hot weather, failed quite rapidly, until the end came. His brother, Fred E. Rollins, of Hyde Park, was with him when he died. He also has a brother, Arthur D. Rollins, of Yakima, Wash.

Services were held at the Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon, Rev. E. R. Gordon conducting the services. Several friends of his youth were present, as well as several Comrades of Stannard Post, G. A. Rof Greensboro, Timothy Ingraham, Post 121, G. A. R., of which he was past commander, was represented by a floral pillow. The interment was in the family lot in the village cemetery. The deceased enlisted at Montpelier, May 7, 1861, for three years, in Co. F, of 2nd Vermont Regiment. He was in the second Bull Run Battle, and in many of the important engagements in which his regiment shared. A brother, Andrew, was killed in the battle of Antietam, and Arthur D. Rollins was also in the service and is now commander of the Meade Post. No. 9, Yakama, Wash. Elisha served three years and was Corporal when discharged. He re-enlisted with the rank of Sargeant and served until the close of the war.

In 1869 he went to Hyde Park, Mass., and engaged in the carpenter business, and also as a local reporter for the Boston Herald. Later giving up the reporting, he went on the staff of the Herald, and later the Boston Globe. In his early residence in Hyde Park, he was captain of one of the fire companies that responded to the call from Boston in the great fire of 1872. He was secretary of the Vermont Veterans Association of Boston and vicinity.

Orleans Co. Monitor, Aug. 3, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French

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