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Trick, Edwin H.

Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 9/16/61, CPL, Co. I, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, red, pr CSSGT, 7/31/64, comn 2LT, Co. C, 6/4/65 (6/17/65), m/o 6/29/65 as CSSGT

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Birth: 1841, Essex, VT
Death: 11/10/1891

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54114938
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
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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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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The G.A.R. men of this section of the state will regret to learn of the sudden death of Lieut. E. H. Trick of Burlington, on Nov. 10, of diabetes. He was born in Essex June 6, 1841, and enlisted at the breaking out of the war, in Sept., 1861, as a private in Co. I., 5th Regiment, and on the organization of the Vermont Brigade he was promoted to Brigade Commissary Sergeant, and served until 1864, when he re-enlisted, and in the Spring of 1865 was promoted to 2nd Lieut. of Co. C., 5th Vermont Regiment, and commissioned by Gov. Smith, and served until the end of the war.

During his service of three years and ten months, his conduct as a soldier was such as to merit the approval 0f his superior officers, and win him the love and good will of his Comrades throughout the Old Vermont Brigade.

He joined Stannard Post No. 2, G.A.R., July 15, 1870, and has always taken a deep interest in the Order, and has been one of the most active members in the state. He has been Commander of his Post for three terms. He was elected Jr. Vice Commander of the Vermont Department in 1886, and delegate to the National Encampment of the Department in 1884, and a member of the National Council of Administration in 1887. Last year he was a prominent candidate of the Vermont Department.

He has been elected a member of the board of alderman of Burlington three times, and last year was its president.

The funeral was held Thursday, Stannard Post and Gen. Wm. Wells Camp, No. 19, Sons of Veterans acting as military escort. There was also a large attendance from G.A.R. Post in nearly every section of the state. There were 250 men in line, including the Odd Fellows, followed by ladies in carriages, who belonged to Daughters of Rebekah and Ladies Aid Society, to which his daughter belongs, in which he has taken great interest. There were several other organizations of which he was a member.

South Randolph Herald & News, Nov. 19, 1891
Courtesy of Deanna French