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Wilder, Joshua Elihu

Age: 21, credited to Bridgewater, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF, 1st US ARTY
Service: farmer; enl 2/6/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, tr to Co. L, 1st US ARTY 11/22/62, m/o 11/19/65

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Birth: 06/17/1830, Bridgewater, VT
Death: 01/24/1917

Burial: Village Cemetery, Peru, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

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

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Village Cemetery, Peru, VT

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PERU --- John Elihu Wilder died at his home in the south part of town on Wednesday morning, after a long painful illness. He lived in this town many years and was much respected by his neighbors and friends. He was a veteran of the Civil War. and a member of the G.A.R. Post in South Derry. He leaves one son, Fred Wilder of this town, one brother, and one granddaughter. His wife died several years ago. His funeral was held on Friday in the church, attended by the pastor of the church, Rev. S. H. Hall. Burial was in the village cemetery beside his wife.

Bennington Weekly Banner, Jan. 31, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French.