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Russell, Ira

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Montgomery, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/27/62

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VITALS

Birth: 04/19/1838, Danville, VT
Death: 01/11/1914

Burial: Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; Block 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 37707676

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/17/1888, VT; widow Lucy A., 8/17/1914, CA
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: Cemetery office indicates gravesite in unmarked.

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Jan Harmon, Arnold, MD

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BURIAL:

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Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, CA

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Biography

IRA RUSSELL was born in Montgomery, Vt., in 1839, brought up on a mountain farm requiring hard labor and industry to obtain a scanty living, was of honorable parentage and deprived of the benefits of education and mingling with the more cultured of his town, lived up on the hills isolated and away from the influences that tend to improve and elevate. He was a rugged young man and when opportunity offered cheerfully volunteered to serve his country. He joined Company G September 20th and mustered into the United States army October 10, 1862. It was a new life, but the exposure and hardship he was not able to endure. He was taken sick on the picket line at camp Vermont, Va., sent to the hospital from which he was discharged for disability November 27, 1862. Returned home, recovered and is now a pensioner residing at Hanover, N. H. Of his life since he left Vermont his comrades know but little.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 645