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Phelps, George W.


Age: 22, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF
Service: 2nd NH INF

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Birth: abt 1839, Brandon, VT
Death: 06/28/1912

Burial: Bowesmont Cemetery, Bowesmont, ND
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Sharon Raymond
Findagrave Memorial #: 68052611


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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Bowesmont Cemetery, Bowesmont, ND

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George W. Phelps of Joliette died Friday evening, June 28, 1912. Comrade Phelps was a veteran of the Civil War, and served in the 2d New Hampshire, Vols. He was born in Forestdale, Vermont, and was 74 years of age at the time of his death. He came to this state in 1880, first settling in Grafton, and later was the first builder to start the town of St. Thomas, and drove the first nail in the first building in that city. In later years he settled on a farm in Joliette. He was of a kindly nature and a good citizen. He has gone to join the Grand Army of above, whose numbers are so rapidly increasing, owing to the advanced age of the survivors.

They are nearing tonight the new campground
Where Comrades all shall meet.
Looking up to the the great camp ground,
Their Captain there to meet.
Many are the hearts that are listening tonight,
To hear the call "Come Home".

Comrade Phelps leaves his widow, and seven children to survive his loss: J. W. Phelps, S. D. Hartman, G. W. Phelps, Blue Ridge, N. Y., F. E. Phelps, Thief River Falls, Minn., C. F. and R. B. of Joliette, and Mrs F. Thomas and Mrs. W. Martin, St. Thomas, N. D.

Pioneer Express (Pembina, ND), July 12, 1912

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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