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Waite, Joseph S.


Age: 26, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 118th NY INF
Service: enl, Chazy, NY, 8/6/62, m/i Pvt, Co. B, 118th NY INF, 8/29/62, m/o 6/13/65, Richmond, VA

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Birth: 1838, Plattsburg, NY
Death: 01/27/1911

Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 42731526


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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Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT

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News & Citizen, Morrisville, Feb.1, 1911



J.S. Waite, a respected resident of Hyde Park, died last Friday afternoon from a complication of diseases, mainly bronchitis and grip. He had been in poor health for a long time, but was able to be about, being confined to the house only since Sunday preceding his death. The funeral was well attended from his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. O.M. Boutwell of Binghamville officiating, with burial at Johnson. The bearers were his four nephews, Frank, Julius, Carroll, and Ashton Mudgett. There were many beautiful flowers. He is survived by a wife and a step-son, to who goes out sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Joseph S. Waite was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., 74 years ago. He resided in that place, with the exception of three years spent in the army, until he came to this town, which was 24 years ago next April. He served in Co.D, 118th N.Y., Vols, and had an honorable war record.He was twice married, his first wife dying many years ago. July 22, 1888 he married Mrs. Sarah M. Sinclair, at West Chazey, N.Y. He was a member of the J.M. Warner Post of Morrisville, and as long as health permitted, was a faithful attendant upon its meetings. Ill health of members of the post prevented attendance at the funeral, but several members of the Relief Corps, of which Mrs. Waite was a member, were in attendance.

The following poem, which deceased prized very highly was, at his request, read at his funeral:


When the long roll is sounded
   My last long alarm,
When my spirit and body shall part
   When my name has been called
And "At Rest" is returned,
   With my hands folded over my heart,
When no more shall the rev-veil-i.e.
   Wake with the day,
And call me from labor to rest
   Then bury me as a true soldier should be,
With my Grand Army Badge on my breast.

Let me sleep my last sleep
   With my beautiful star,
With its banner and eagle and all
   Close to my still breast,
Which has ever been true
   To the flag of my loved country's call
In my life 'twas the emblem of loyalty
   Truth and charity, sweetest and best,
Then bury me when my last summons shall come
   With my Grand Army Badge on my breast.

'Tis the badge that no traitors breast
   Ever shall wear.
'Tis an emblem of loyalty true,
'Tis a broad shield of brotherhood,
   Spotless and fair,
The most beautiful red, white, and blue;
   'Tis an emblem no monarch can ever bestow,
And none but the brave e'er possessed,
   And so I desire to sleep my last sleep
With my Grand Army Badge on my breast.

Submitted by Deanna French.