Age: 42, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/23/62, m/i 9/1/62, MSCN, Co. I, 11th VT INF, dis/dsb 3/30/63
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Birth: 07/08/1819, Windsor, VT
Burial: Aldrich Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 78821145
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/6/1864; widow Fanna A., 3/10/1902, VT
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)
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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Aldrich Cemetery, Northfield, VT
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St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record
March 19, 1902
Mrs. John Nichols was called to Northfield on account of the severe illness of her mother. Shortly after her arrival her father, Leonard Persons, had a shock and died five days later, Feb. 24, aged 82 years. He was a member of Co. I, 11th Vt. Regiment during the Civil War and was discharged for disability after eight months service. He was a member of Boynton Post, which attended his funeral. He was a stone mason and worked on different railroads for forty years, retiring at the age of 75 years and had since been quite feeble. Mr. Persons was a resident of Northfield for sixty years. He leaves a widow, one son and five daughters to mourn his loss.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.