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Bicknell, George C.


Age: 18, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/13/61, m/i 2/2/62, CPL, Co. E, 7th VT INF, reen 2/15/64, m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 1843, Underhill, VT
Death: 06/28/1920

Burial: Jericho Center Cemetery, Jericho, VT
Marker/Plot: 14
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15117617


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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George C. Bicknell

Dennis Bicknell, born in Underhill, enlisted in the 2d Reg, Vt vols., May 7, '61, age 23, was mustered as a private in Co. D., into the U.S. service June 20, '61, at Burlington and chosen corporal July following.

At the first Bull Run battle, July 21, '61, was detailed at Brigade headquarters in charge of forage, but took part in the next five battles of his regiment in the Peninsula Campaign. In Aug, '62 he was detailed at Harrison's Landing, on recruiting service; sent to Vermont with headquarters at Middlebury; January, '63 went back to his regiment; January 19th was transferred to Co. C., Second Battalion, 17th U.S. Infantry., orders at that time being in force allowing such transfer; soon after, sick with rheumatism, and disease of the liver, at Fort Preble, Maine, brought on by exposure in the field, was discharged June 8, '63; enlisted July 6, '63, in Veterans Reserve Corps; was assigned to Company E., 13th Reg., soon after chosen Corporal; May '64, promoted to Sergeant-Major of the regiment, which position he held 'till the regiment was broken up, discharged at the expiration of his term of service, July '66, receiving recommendations from the officer under whom he served in the corps; has never received any bounty from the town or the government; served 5 years, 1 month, 1 day.

George Bicknell, enlisted in the 7th Reg. Vt. Vols., Dec 13, '61, aged 18, mustered as corporal in Co. E., Feb. 12, '62, into the U.S. service at Rutland; was one of the few who were willing to continue in the service to see the Rebellion put down, availed himself of the offer made by the government to those who would re-enlist after serving two years, receiving, besides the $100 for his first enlistment, an additional one of $400. His second enlistment dates Feb. 15, '64. He reports that he was in the battles of his regiment through most of the time in the Gulf Department, was sick in hospital only 2 weeks in Carrollton, La., with swamp fever; and about the same length of time in regimental hospital in Pensacola, Fla., with chronic diarrhea; he also says he received no wounds; mustered out of service Mar. 14, '66; served 4 years, 3 months, 1 day.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:747

Submitted By: Deanna French.


Isaac Bicknell m. Sarah Green, and they moved from Enfield, N. H., to Underhill, Vt., in 1818, with seven children : Amanda Delia, Catherine, Nathan, Dan, Wesley and George. George came to Underhill at the age of nine years. He was educated at the common schools and for a time attended the Academy at Jericho Center. In 1837 he m. Laura Whiton, who was b. in Essex, Vt., in 1813. He had two half-brothers, Lester and Harrison, and one half-sister, Clarissa. George Bicknell and his Laura had lived together as husband and wife 58 years. She d. in 1895 and he in 1896.

They had five children:

(1) Dennis, who served in the late Civil War in the 2nd Vt. Regiment and in the Vet. Reserve Corps over five years. After the war he m. Naomi Abercrombie of Canada. He became a Methodist preacher and preached for that denomination for several years, and afterwards connected himself with the Congregational denomination and preached for that denomination in the state of Washington till he d. in 1913. They had no children.

(2) Delia A., who m. J. A. Graves of Wolcott, Vt., in 1859. He served three years in the 9th Vt. Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, and d. in 1872.

(3) George Clinton, who was b. in Underhill in 1843, and who with his father, George Bicknell, moved from Underhill into the eastern part of Jericho in 1872, locating on the farm now called the Brennan farm. In 1888 they moved into the village of Jericho Center where George C. Bicknell and his family have since made their home. George Clinton Bicknell enlisted in the War of the Rebellion in 1861 in the 7th Vt. Regiment, served for four years and four months and was honorably discharged. He is a mechanic and farmer. He m. Adelia L. rice of Westford, Vt., in 1869. She was the daughter of Samuel and Martha J. (Cushman) Rice. They had three children : Charles R., b. 1870 ; Chauncey C., b. 1875 ; and Florence E., b. 1885, who is a teacher in Chicago. Charles R. m. Lillie M. Barber of Jericho, in 1895. She d. in 1900 and he d. in 1907. They left one son, Elmer F., b. in 1897. Chauncey C., m. Fannie A. Hulbert in 1903 and they have three children, viz. : George K., b. 1904 ; Robert C., b. 1905 ; and Laura F., b. in 1908.

(4) Laura Alice was b. in Underhill in 1846 and m. Fred A. Fuller of Jericho, Vt., in 1867. They had three daughters, all dead. He served four years and three months in the 7th Regiment of Vt. Vols. In the War of 1861. She d. in 1882.

(5) Preston F. Bicknell who was b. in Underhill in 1853 and lives in South Lancaster, Mass.

Chauncey H. Hayden, et al, , The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), pp. 390-1.

Contributed by Peter Flood



This community was greatly startled Monday afternoon to learn of the death of Deacon George Clinton Bicknell, which occurred at his home at about six o'clock. Mr. Bicknell had been a sufferer with heart trouble for some years, but seemingly was in his usual state of health, and that afternoon had been making calls. On returning home, he suffered a severe heart attack and in a very few minutes had passed on to the next life. Deacon Bicknell had been a resident of this town nearly all his life and of this village for the past 23 years. He has been senior deacon of the Congregational Church for many years and one of its most faithful and liberal supporters. He was one of our most public spirited citizens, always ready to further the best interest of church and community by "level headed" counsel and unstinted aid, and his friendly, cheerful presence will be profoundly missed by every one who knew him. Mr. Bicknell was one of the few surviving Civil War veterans, serving with the 7th Vt. Reg., Vols., for five years and was u78 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Adelice Rice Bicknell. They observed their golden wedding anniversary a year ago last April. A son, Chauncey Bicknell, a daughter, Florence Bicknell Moran, and six grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held at the church in this village today at two o'clock with interment in the village cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, July 1, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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