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Myers, Nelson

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 39, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT LARTY
Service: enl 11/25/61, m/i 2/18/62, ARTIF, 1st VT LARTY BTRY, pr CPL 4/1/63, m/o 8/10/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1822, Pownal, VT
Death: 06/09/1904

Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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Tombstone

Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA

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Obituary

Source: Bennington Banner
June 9, 1904

Nelson Myers of Adams

Nelson Myers, aged 85 years, the oldest member of George E. Sayles post, G.A.R., of Adams and also the oldest resident in that town, died this morning at his home, 19 Temple street, Adams, of a complication of diseases. He had been practically helpless for five years and had required a male nurse in constant attendance.

Mr. Myers, was born in Pownal, Vt., and when 42 years of age enlisted at Bennington, Vt., as an artificer on November 25, 1861. He was soon made corporal of the First battery, Vermont light artillery and saw active service until the expiration of his enlistment of three years when he was discharged at Brattleboro, Vt., August 10, 1864. He was in the battles of Plains Store, Pleasant Hill, Manette's Bluff and Yellow Bayou and the siege of Port Hudson.

On his return from the war he engaged in the occupation of farming in Pownal, moved from that town to Hoosick Falls, N.Y., back to Pownal and then to this city, finally going to Adams about the year 1875. There he engaged in gardening and was also watchman at the Phillips woolen mill for many years. He was a life long democrat and had an excellent memory.

The last of his family he leaves two sons, Delos of Adams and Elwin of Broad Brook, Conn., and one grand son, Mack D. Myers of Adams, who was adopted when a young boy.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon and will be in charge of George E. Sayles post, G.A.R. Rev. J. Spencer Voorhees will officiate and burial will be in Bellevue cemetery.

Source: Bennington Banner,
June 10, 1904

Veteran Dies

Nelson Myers of Pownal Passed Away Yesterday Morning.

News was received yesterday afternoon of the death in Adams, Mass., of Nelson Myers, a former well known resident of the town. He was 85 years of age and the oldest member of Geo. E. Sayles Post G.A.R. of Adams.

For the past five years he had practically been an invalid, and death was the result of a complication of diseases.

Mr. Myers was born in Pownal and when 42 years of age enlisted at Shaftsbury as an artificer in the First Vermont battery November 26, 1861. He was soon made corporal of the battery, and saw active service until the expiration of his enlistment of three years when he was discharged at Brattleboro, Vt. He was in the battles of Plains Store, Pleasant Hill, Manette's Bluff and Yellow Bayou and the siege of Port Hudson.

On his return from the war he engaged in the occupation of farming in Pownal, moved from that town to Hoosick Falls, NY, back to Pownal, finally going to Adams about the year 1875. There he engaged in gardening and was also watchman of the Phillips woolen mill for many years. He was a life long democrat and had an excellent memory. He leaves two sons and one grand-son.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau

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