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Quimby, George Washington


Age: 26, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. D, 4th VT INF, 9/4/61 (9/4/61), pr CPT, 3/20/62 (3/20/62), kia, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62 [College: DC 59]

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Birth: 1835, Lyndon, VT
Death: 12/13/1862

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 36848018


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Welch Collection, Guber Collection off-site, VHS Collections
College?: DC 59
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: See also: Correspondence at UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives


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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Honor To the Brave

The remains of Capt. George Quimby, Co. D, 4th Vt. Vols., was brought up on the cars Monday night to his home in Lyndon. Capt. Quimby was killed in the recent fight before Fredericksburg. He was acting major at the time and bravely led his men forward when a ball struck him in the neck cutting off the jugular vein and killing him instantly. Capt. Quimby was a young man of fine natural abilities - a graduate of Dartmouth college, a gallant officer, a true soldier and gentleman. A large circle of friends will mourn his loss, but as they recall his upright life, they will be cheered by the thought that he has now been promoted to be one of the "household of God."

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, Dec. 26, 1862

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


The following preamble and resolutions relative to Capt. George W. Quimby, who was killed in action near Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13th, 1862, were unanimously adopted by his Company.


It has pleased Almighty God in his providence to take from us, by the hands of treason and despotism, our beloved friend and Captain, G. W. Quimby, be it THEREFORE


That in the death of him, our Captain, we feel that we have lost not only our official head, but our friend, and protector, and today we mourn him as a kind and efficient officer, a brave and accomplished soldier.


That we, as a company, while mourning the loss of our Captain, would offer our heart felt sympathy for his afflicted parents and friends who mourn him as one no more to meet them at the family circle, where he has always been one of the brightest lights.


That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his parents in Lyndon, and to the Vermont papers for publication.

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM>br> L. B. HARRIS Committee, Near Belle Plains, Va., Jan. 1, 1863.

Source: Green Mountain Daily Freeman, Jan. 12, 1863
Courtesy of Deanna French