Individual Record -- Brace, Peter
Age: 18, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: enl 12/15/63, Saint Albans, VT, m/i 1/22/64, PVT, Co. E, 54th MA INF, joined Co. from Recruting Depot at Jacksonville, FL 4/9/64, wdd, Honey Hill, 11/30/64, (face, slightly), m/o 8/20/65 (5' 3.5" Black eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion; laborer)
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Birth: 02/1848, St. Albans, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14666838
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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Although Peter Brace could neither read or write at the time of enlistment, he made his mark indicating that his state pay of $7.00 per month would be sent to his wife, Sallie Brace while he was in the service. Brace was wounded on 11/20/1864 at the battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina. After discharge, he returned to St. Albans where he found employment as a laborer. He fathered a family of 16 children. Some of his decedents still live in the area to this day. Peter Brace died on 10/13/1913 of a cerebral hemorrhage and is buried at the Old Greenwood Cemetery in St. Albans
Contributed by Jim Fuller.
Funeral of Peter Brace
The funeral of Peter Brace, aged 72 years, who died at the St. Albans hospital Monday morning at 9 o'clock of cerebral hemorrhage, was held at the house this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Albert Gale officiating. The burial was in the South Main street cemetery.
St. Albans Daily Messenger, October 16, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.