Whitfield, George E.
Age: 24, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/26/64, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, kia, Wilderness, 5/6/64
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Birth: abt 1840, Francestown, NH
Burial: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 5007073
Cenotaph: Johnson Plot Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 140231165
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Jane C., 06/25/1864; minor, 11/12/1866; mother Alvira, 05/20/1891, NH, not approved
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)
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Fredericksburg National Cemetery, VA
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Cenotaph in Johnson Plot Cemetery, Johnson, VT
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Killed in the battle of Black Forest, May 12th, George E. Whitefield, of Johnson, formerly of Francestown, N.H., aged 24 years, 4 months and 12 days, a member of Co. C, 17th Vt. Regt.
He's gone - forever gone !
The one we loved so dear:
Far in a distant land he lies,
And never will come near.
Enlisted in his country's cause,
A soldier, brave was he;
But I shall never see his face -
O how it sorrows me.
We know he's gone to find his rest,
Far in that happy land.
Where we will try, some future day,
To join the heavenly band.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, June 29, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.