Elder, Josiah L.
Age: 0, credited to White River Junction, VT
Unit(s): 40th MA INF
Service: 40th MA INF
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Birth: 05/11/1839, Unknown
Burial: Hartford Point Cemetery, Hartford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Ginny Gage/Mary Davis
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Josiah H. Elder
St. Albans Daily Messenger
August 16, 1902
MAJOR J. H. ELDER DEAD
White River Junction Man With Good Civil War Record.
White River Junction, Aug. 16. - Maj. Josiah H. Elder, who has resided here or in the vicinity for the last fifteen years or longer, died of heart failure early Friday morning, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held here Sunday.
Major Elder had a brilliant war record. He first served as a private in Co. D, 8th Mass. Vols., three months men. He re-enlisted in the same regiment and was transferred to Co. I, 40th Mass. Vols., and made first sergeant of his company. Step by step he rose to be major of the regiment. He took part in all the battles - twenty-six in number - in which the regiment was engaged. He served on the staffs of Generals Adelbert Ames, Guy V. Henry, Joseph B. Carr, S. H. Roberts, Gilman Marston, and George J. Stannard, and was mustered out at the close of the war. Major Elder was born in Brownfield, Me., but since the war had lived most of the in Vermont.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau