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Piper, Collins Leonard
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 22, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. C, 4th VT INF, tr to VRC 11/20/63, m/o 9/20/64

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VITALS
Birth: 12/01/1838, Ludlow, VT
Death: 04/10/1909

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Barbara Raymond-Oesch, Elyria, OH

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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(Gibson Collection)

Obituary

St. Albans Daily Messenger

April 14, 1909

Well Known Brattleboro Man Dead

Collins Leonard Piper, aged 76 years, a prominent member of the Knights of Honor and Masonic fraternities, and one of Brattleboro's town officers, died Saturday night of pernicious anemia and a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health three years, but he remained at work until last autumn and was confined to his bed only about a week.

Mr. Piper was born in Ludlow, December 1, 1838, and was one of six children of Leonard B. and Elvira (Warren) Piper. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Company C, 4th Vt. Regt., and served as corporal through the campaign of the Wilderness. After a year of service he was sent to the military hospital in Brattleboro as an invalid. After his recovery he was placed on the veteran reserve corps and remained at the hospital as clerk, finishing his three year term of enlistment. On leaving the army he worked for the Estey Organ Co. In 1865 he married Fannie Simonds of Brattleboro She died in 1908. In that year Mr. Piper and Fred Simonds went into the grocery business.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.