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Rollins, John E.


Age: 22, credited to Thetford, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. A, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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Birth: 09/26/1840, Craftsbury, VT
Death: 11/18/1936

Burial: Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, VT
Marker/Plot: 12
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 98721250


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/4/1880
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


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Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, VT

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John E. Rollins


Civil War Veteran Dies Wednesday at Home in Windsor

John E. Rollins, 96 Faced Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg;

Burial in Orange, Vt., Native of Craftsbury

"John E. Rollins, aged 96, passed away at the home of his son, Carl Rollins, Wednesday morning.

Mr. Rollins was born in Craftsbury, Vt., Sept, 26, 1840, the son of Joseph E. and Rohanna Underwood Rollins. He served in Company A, 15th Vermont Regiment, one of the organizations affiliated with the Vermont brigade which helped to stop the Confederate advance at Gettysburg. He was a member of Brooks Post, No. 12, at Montpelier, For several years he has been a familiar figure at the exercises on Memorial Day in Windsor.

Mr. Rollins was tenderly cared for in his declining years by his son, Carl, and Mrs. Rollins at their home on Maple street. He is survived by his son, six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at his late home Friday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. M. A. Turner officiating. On Friday afternoon services will be held in the Badger funeral parlors at Barre. Burial will be at Orange, Vt."

Source: Vermont Journal on Thursday, Nov. 19, 1936

Birthday Celebration

"J. E. Rollins of 1 Foster Avenue, was very pleasantly surprised Saturday afternoon when comrades Robinson and Savage of the Civil War, called to help him celebrate his ninety-first birthday; also several members of the Camp of Sons of Union Veterans and their Auxiliary. In the evening the family all came home to help their grandfather to remember his natal day. He received a shower of cards, gifts of various kinds and a lovely birthday cake. Those from out of town who attended were, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bouley, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Rollins of Barre, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rollins and son, Richard and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Rollins and son, Edward of Schenectady, NY.

Source: Vermont Journal, September, 1931

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.