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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
Death: 05/06/1864

Burial: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Marker/Plot: 7
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?: 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


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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 (Spotsylvania), May 12th, George B. 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:
For 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 Deanna French.

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