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Sneden, George Walter

Age: 21, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 6/21/62, m/i 7/9/62, CPL, Co. C, 9th VT INF, pr SGT 7/11/63, 1SGT 8/20/64, comn 2LT, 11/28/64 (11/21/64), m/o 5/4/65

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Birth: 10/02/1839, New Haven, VT
Death: 03/22/1921

Burial: Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 60
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, 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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(Gibson Collection)


George W. Sneden, of Bristol, Vermont, who is employed in the capacity of pension attorney and collection agent, was born in Weybridge, Vermont, October 2, 1839, a son of James T. and Artemisia (Gulley) Sneden. He attended the common schools of New Haven, Vermont, and later was a student at the Academy there and high school in Vergennes, Vermont. After completing his education he was employed as teacher in the common schools of the vicinity, where he remained until the year 1861, when his country being in need of his services, he enlisted in April of that year. He was the first man in New Haven to respond to President Lincoln's call for seventy-five thousand men, and joined Company I, First Vermont Regiment. At the expiration of his term he was honorably discharged discharged from the service, but re-enlisted in June of the same year i Company C,Ninth Vermont Regiment, and was attached to the Ninth,,Eighteenth, and later the Twenty- Fourth Army Corps. Foe his bravery on the field of battle he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and then to First Sargent, and later to that of Second Lieutenant. The regiment passed through Harper's Ferry, and was captured September 15,1863. Lieutenant Sneden saw considerable service during the progress of the war, and participated in the following battles: Newport Barracks,,February 2,1864; Chapins Farm,,September 29, and 30,1864; Fair Oaks, Virginia,October 27,1864, and he was at the fall of Richmond,April 3,1865. he resigned after the war ended, in May 1865, and returned to the town of New Haven, where he pursued his trade of wheelwright and joiner. Subsequently he was engaged in the mill business in Weybridge, and finally in 1887, located in Bristol, where he first conducted a mill, and subsequently a feed store, and later engaged in his present business of pension attorney and collection agent. Self reliance, energy and honesty are the traits of character of which may be attributed the success which has crowned his efforts.

In his political affiliation, Mr. Sneden is a Republican, and he has served as town grand juror for a number of years. He has been a member of Libanus Lodge, No. 47,F. & A. M. for four years, and served on its financial committee and is now secretary. Both he, and his wife, are members of the Eastern Star chapter, of which his wife acts in the capacity of worthy matron. He is a prominent member of Walter C. Dunton Post, No. 110, G. A. R. , in which he has been commander and held other offices. He is also aid-decamp and assistant inspector of the state department staff of the state of Vermont. Mr. Sneden takes an active interest in the temperance organizations of the town, and the members of his family are consistent members of the Baptist church of Bristol, Vermont.

March 20,1865, Mr. Sneden was united in marriage to Miss Marcia L. Evans, in Randolph, Vermont, a daughter of John Evans. Three children were born to this union; Albert, the eldest died at the age of nineteen years; Merle B. , born in Starksboro, Vermont, resides in Niles, California, and is engaged in the drug business there; Claude M. , born in Weybridge, Vermont, is a student in the medical college of Baltimore, Maryland. The mother of these children died November 3. 1893, and Mr. Sneden subsequently contracted an alliance with Miss Seraph C. Prime, who was born in Bristol, Vermont.

Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and History of the State of Vermont, (The Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1903), i:530-531.