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Steen, James Robert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 17, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/25/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 5/20/63 (lost one eye from the effects of smallpox)

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VITALS

Birth: 07/17/1844, Craftsbury, VT
Death: 10/05/1917

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 18002751

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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J. R. Steen

Death of J. R. Steen

J. R. Steen, who has been in failing health for the past five years, suffering from chronic Bright's disease, died Friday evening at 6:30 o'clock, the immediate cause of his death being pneumonia which developed the Wednesday previous to his death.

James Robert Steen, who was the son of James and Philura Annis Steen, was 73 years of age, having been born in Craftsbury on July 17, 1844. For many years he made his home in Wolcott and Elmore, coming to Morrisville 25 years ago and residing for 15 years of that time in the home on Upper Main Street, where he died.

On June 25, 1862, he enlisted at the age of 17 years in Co. H., 9th Vt. Vol., and was discharged on May 16, 1863, by reason of a surgeon's certificate if disability, having lost one eye from the effects of small-pox.

Funeral services were held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 O'clock, Rev. W. S. Post officiating. Interment was made in Pleasant View Cemetery. The bearers were: A. A. Niles, Joseph Sherman, S. D. Luce, and Geo. A. Bridge, members of J. M. Warner Post GAR.

The floral tributes included lilies from J. M. Warner Post, WRC Roses, Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Stewart; 73 pink and white carnations, symbolic of the years of Mr. Steen's life, Miss Edna Cling, emblematic piece, Mt. Vernon Lodge, F&AM

The deceased was a man of quiet and retiring ways derived much enjoyment from his home life. Although having been blind for the past five years he bore his cross with cheerfulness and was remarkably patient through his years of ill health.

Mr. Steen is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Sprague, of Mapleton, Minn., a half-aunt, Mrs. Caroline Brooks, and a half-uncle George H. Annis, both of Irasburg, also two cousins, Mrs. Mary Critchett, of Manchester, N.H., and Mrs. Ada Tenny, of Haverill, Mass.

The deceased was a member of James M. Warner Post, GAR, and of Mount Vernon Lodge F&AM, and always took an active part in both organizations.

Source: Morrisville Messenger, October 10, 1917

Submitted by Deanna French.

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