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Freeman, Godfrey


Age: 38, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 118th NY INF
Service: 118th NY INF

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Birth: unknown, Unknown
Death: 02/08/1907

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 32687194


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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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Godfrey Freeman

Rutland Daily Herald, Feb. 9, 1907:

Godfrey Freeman, a veteran of the civil war and whose father served under Napoleon, the French emperor, during the second campaign, died at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. A.J. Balcom, No. 31 Lincoln avenue, yesterday afternoon. He had been an invalid for several years and had been confined to the bed since last September, suffering from a complication of diseases.

Laporte Lafrenier, the father, brought his young wife and boy to Canada, about 1835, and the family settled in a small town near Montreal. Later, when his parents died, the boy went to Connecticut, where, as near as can be learned, he resided for many years, and was married.

At the outbreak of the civil war, young Lafrenier, whose name had gradually become anglicized to that of Freeman, enlisted in company E, 118th regiment, New York state volunteers, and served with the regiment in all the battles in which it participated. He was wounded at the second battle of Fair Oaks, and always felt the effects of the injury.

Mr. Freeman's wife died at Moriah, N.Y., about 39 years ago. He then went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Balcom, who moved to this city 24 years ago. He was a member of Roberts post, G.A.R., which will have charge of the funeral services at the home of Mrs. Balcom tomorrow forenoon at 10:30 o'clock.

Contributed by Jen Snoots.

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