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Aldrich, Francis H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 3/1/65, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/28/1844, Stamford, VT
Death: 02/25/1903

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Marker/Plot: 98
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 62316917

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, VT

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Obituary

Frank H. Aldrich, who has been in poor health for two years or more, died Sunday at the home of his son. Frank W. Aldrich. Mr Aldrich was born in Stamford, June 20, 1845. He was one of six children born to Jamea and Maria Aldrich, only two of whom are now living.

He enlisted in Company E., 11th Vermont Vol. Aug. 6, 1862, being only a trifle over 17 years of age. He was promoted to corporal March, 1865, and mustered out of service July 24, 1865, by reason of expiration of his term of service. He was a good soldier, and discharged every duty faithfully.

Soon after returning from the army he was married to Miss Whitney, and Mr. and Mrs Aldrich removed to Wilmington nearly 30 years ago, and has lived here continuously since that time. Mr Aldrich has followed the occupation of farming, and was very successful.

He was not a man that sought public office, but was elected to various positions, and filled them with credit to himself, and satisfaction to all. He was a member of the Methodist Church of this place, and was held in high esteem in that organization.

He was an affectionate, indulgent father and husband, an obliging neighbor and friend, and a worthy citizen. His wife and two sons survive him. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. W. S. Dunn, of Athens, officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Kidder rendered appropriate vocal selections, burial in Riverview cemetery.

Source: Windham County Reformer, 2/27/1903
Courtesy of Deanna French

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