Aubery, James Madison
Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 36th WI INF
Service: enl 2/29/64, m/i 2/29/64, PVT, Co. G, 36th WI INF, pr SGTMAJ 9/1/64, pr QMSGT 11/1/64, com 2LT 6/15/65, but not mustered, m/o 7/12/65, Jeffersonville, KY
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Birth: 01/01/1843, Burlington, VT
Burial: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Marker/Plot: Plot: Lot 217 N Grave 6N 6W
Gravestone researcher/photographer: James Henkel
Findagrave Memorial #: 9622864
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
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James M. Aubery
AUBERY, JAMES MADISON, Los Angeles, Cal. Business man. Born Burlington, Jan. 1, 1843; son of Albert and Almira (Blish) Aubery. Educated in public schools, select school, and Burlington Academy. In 1866 married Frances Cook of Milwaukee, Wis.; they have three children, James, who married Paulina C. Fuller, daughter of the last Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller; Fantine (Mrs. D. H. Miller), and Lelia Vanderbilt (Mrs. Frank Pettee). ON leaving Burlington Academy was employed in the general merchandise stores of H. L. Moore, and George L. Warner, Burlington; in October, 1863, he went to Milwaukee, Wis., where in February, 1864, he enlisted in the 36th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Immediately after its organization, detailed as regimental clerk; promoted to sergeant-major, quartermaster-sergeant; commissioned lieutenant in Co. G; during part of his service was acting quartermaster and adjutant; was with the regiment during its whole service; took part in the battles of Cold Harbor, the Petersburg Campaign, and Appomattox Court House; was mustered out at the close of the war, after which he attended a commercial college, graduated, and was employed as a teacher; afterwards, with Adjutant Benjamin D. Atwell, established a commercial college at Portage and Sparta, Wis.; returning to Milwaukee in 1868, he was employed by the People's and Merchants Despatch, a fast freight line; was soon promoted to cashier; this being soon after merged into the Merchants' Despatch Transportation Col., he became agent for the company at Milwaukee; manager of the same at Chicago, 1877, holding the position until 1893, when he resigned to take the management of a packing house; returned to Milwaukee 1900; compiled and published a history of the 36th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, which gives in detail the awful story of a regiment whose percentage in killed and wounded was only exceeded by 14 regiments in the whole Federal army. In 1903 went to San Francisco, Cal.; was for some time in the mining regions writing for eastern papers; settled at Los Angeles, October, 1903; manager of a hotel five years; since then in railway and automobile appliances. Now compiling a narrative of Fredericksburg and Gettysburg with special reference to the 36th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, of which Col. Frank Haskell, a former Vermonter, was commander. A Republican; in 1896 connected with the national Republican headquarters at Chicago; is ex-president of Press Council National Union, and in 1898 was senate deputy. A Unitarian. Was secretary of the library association, Milwaukee; past grand Milwaukee Lodge No. 2, I. O. O. F.; past high priest Wisconsin Encampment No. 1; past grand Daughters of Rebekah; past commander Patriarchs Militant; member of Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment of Wisconsin, I. O. O. F.; member of Masonic fraternity, Chapter, Knights Templar, Consistory, and Mystic Shrine; George H. Thomas Post No. 5, GAR, Chicago, and represented that post as a delegate to Gen. Grant's funeral in 1885; vice-president two years of the Sons of Vermont in Chicago; member of Stanton Post No. 55, GAR, Los Angeles; honorary member Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., and member of Sons of Vermont, Los Angeles, Cal.
Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, (Ullery Publishing Company, Burlington, VT., 1912), p. 103.