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Ross, George

MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 22, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 11/16/61, m/i 2/12/62, SGT, Co. B, 7th VT INF, pr 2LT, 12/9/62 (11/19/63), pow, Choctawotchie Bay, 2/9/64, Columbia, SC, prld 3/1/65, pr 1LT, 10/22/63 (11/19/63), m/o 3/15/65

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1839, Vergennes, VT
Death: 08/06/1890

Burial: Scott Cemetery, Salem, AR
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 38888738
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS off-site
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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BURIAL:
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Scott Cemetery, Salem, AR
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Obituary

We are permitted to publish the following extract from a letter received by Mr.Thomas Ross, of Brandon--From the 7th Regiment.

Apalachicola Arsenal; Chattahoochie, Fla.

Dear Brother--Do not be surprised to receive a letter from "Dixie".The fortunes of war have changed "my base of operations", and I am a prisoner for the first time during the war. Capt. Galloway, of the First Florida Cavalry, myself, and eleven enlisted men of Co.B., 7th Vermont, were captured in Washington County, West Florida, near Chockiahatchie Bay on the 10th of this month. Since then we have been for the greater part of the time confined here.

Below are the names of the men captured with me:

Sergeant --- F. C. Barnard
James McGarry

Corporal --- S. B. Trumbull
Harrison Combs

Private --- John Black (sic)
John Burns
Ombio Bolio
Philip Lucia
Henry Stocker
Edward Phalen
Wm. Wilkins

We are receiving the best of treatment, and enjoying good health. How long we will remain here we do not know, but letters may be directed to us at this place, and if we leave will try and make arrangements to have them forwarded to us.

Your Affectionate Brother

George Ross

Rutland Weekly Herald, March 24, 1864
Courtesy of Deanna French