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Young, Peter


Age: 36, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. F, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 1/23/64, pr SGT 6/15/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, dis/wds, 6/28/65, Sloan, Genl Hosp, Montpelier, VT

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Birth: abt 1826, Canada
Death: 02/03/1902

Burial: East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 167115836


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sophronia, 3/25/1902
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: Living in West Derby, 1890 Census

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Died at his home in Brownington Feb. 3rd, Peter Young, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. The funeral was held at the home last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Phillips of West Derby officiating. Interment in the family lot at Derby. Another veteran of the Civil war has joined the fast swelling ranks beyond. Enlisting in Co. F, Vermont volunteers in '61, he served his country faithfully until the close of the war in '65, coming home maimed and worn, yet with courage to take up the greater battle of life for wife and children. Mr. Young was a man richly endowed by nature, capable of filling any position in life, yet choosing to labor believing that true happiness and contentment were obtained by occupation for head and hand also. Faithful in all things, his efforts were blessed in that he could always provide bountifully for a large family. He leaves a wife, who for fifteen years has patiently ministered to him in his helplessness, two daughters, Mrs. M.A. Young of Derby and Mrs. E. W. Barnes of Barton, two sons, Chas. E. of Huron, Dakota and James E. of Brownington, who had cheerfully given his whole time to caring for him since last summer when he commenced to fail. Although sorrowing we know that a good man has passed from the bondage of helplessness to increased activity beyond the grave, therefore sorrow is turned to joy.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, Feb. 10, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.