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Wilcox, Nelson O.


Age: 14, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, Co. A, 4th VT INFreen 12/15/63, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 08/06/1847, Bennington, VT
Death: 12/20/1895

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Section D
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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: Co. A 4th Vermont Photo


2nd Great Grandfather of Jacqueline Laflamme, Pepperell, MA

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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Died at the Soldiers of apoplexy, aged 48, Capt. Nelson O. Wilcox, late Company A, 4th vermont Regiment. He enlisted at the age of 14 as a drummer Boy, and re-enlisted and served until the close of the war, and performed many acts of bravery in caring for the Vermont wounded.

He was a native of Bennington, and quite prominent for several years after the war in the shoe business.

When the Park Guard, Co. K. 1st Regiment, N. G. V. was organized in 1877 he was elected as the first Captain, and one of the best known and popular officers in the regiment.

He was admitted to the Home Nov. 2, 1895, and soon after had an attack of apoplexy. This is the 65th death at the Home, and the 15th during the year. Burial at the family lot in Bennington.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Dec. 26, 1895

Courtesy of Deanna French

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