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Value, Nelson


Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/64, m/i 9/14/64, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 6/2/65 (Value/Valyou/Valliere, Nelson/Narcisse)

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Birth: 12/22/1845, Winooski, VT
Death: 06/03/1930

Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, Essex, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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


Great Grandfather of LeRoy Valyou, South Berwick, ME

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Holy Family Cemetery, Essex, VT

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Nelson Value


The death of Nelson Value occurred Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of his son, Nelson Value, Jr, on South Street after an illness of two months duration. The funeral will be held from Holy Family Church Thursday morning at 8:30 and burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery. Nelson Value was born in Colchester, December 22, 1845.

In 1865, he married Amelia Deforge of Colchester, who died 15 years ago. To this union were born ten children, Mrs. Emily Patneaude of this village, Mrs Lucy White of Barre, Mrs Kate Myers of South Burlington, Mrs Elizabeth Marcoux of Milton, Israel Value of Billerica, Mass., Oliver of Burlington, Levi of Huntington, Edward of South Burlington, Nelson, Jr., of this village. Another daughter, Mrs. Sarah Bartumy died 19 years ago. There also survived 54 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Duby of Burlington, and one brother, Joseph Value of this village.

Mr Value was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted September 10, 1864, with Company K, 17th Vermont Volunteers. He was mustered into service September 14 of the same year and saw active duty in the battles of Poplar Church, Hatchers' Run, and Petersburg, Va., 1864-1865. He received an honorable discharge and was mustered out June 2, 1865.

Of this regiment in the roster of the volunteers who served the army and navy of the U. S. during the War of the Rebellion from 1861-1865, as compiled by the late Theodore S. Peck, (adjutant general) General Griffen said: "The Seventeenth bore an active and honorable part in Grant's campaign through the Wilderness, in the siege of Petersburg and the capture of Lee. It was composed of the best material and was one of the regiments upon which I could always rely with perfect confidence, however difficult or dangerous the duty to perform. It was a regiment which reflected great credit upon the State and one of which the people of Vermont have a right to be proud."

Mr Value was a member of Sherman Post GAR and always took part in its activities up to three years ago when his age made it impossible for him to join his comrades on Memorial Day.

Notes: Nelson Value was identified as Nelson Valyou by his son-in-law, George L. Patenaude, in Nelson's pension papers signed in March 1894. His birth name was actually Narcisse Valliere. General Griffen is actually Brig.-Gen. Simon Goodell Griffin, who commanded the 2d Division, IX Corps, of which the 17th Vermont was in the 2d Brigade from April 1864 to July 1865.

Source: Burlington Free Press, death announcement, June 4 1930.

Contributed by: LeRoy Valyou, South Berwick, Maine, Nelson's great-grandson.

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