Keables, Elisha L.
Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Bull Run, 7/21/61 (face), pow, Bull Run, 7/21/61, d/wds 8/6/61, Richmond
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Birth: abt 1843, Springfield, MA
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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A kind act. Dr. Higginbottom, the surgeon of the federal prisons at Richmond last season preserved the watch and five and a half dollars in gold, the property of Corporal ELISHA L. KEABLES, of Co. C, 2nd VT Regiment who was wounded at the Battle of Bull Run and died in consequence of his wounds at Richmond a few weeks thereafter, and sent them to his friends in this village by the hands of a Rhode Island soldier. The sick at Richmond speak in the highest terms of his kindness to them, which was so marked as to excite displeasure of the rebel authorities. It gives us great pleasure to record this commendable act of one whose interests would evidently have been better promoted by pursuing a widely different course.
Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.
Obituary also known to be in Vermont Phoenix, 3/24/62