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Baird, Wolcott Jr.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Chittenden, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/3/63, m/i 12/20/63, Pvt, Co. B, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, m/o 12/1/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/23/1841, Pittsfield, VT
Death: 06/10/1899

Burial: Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40603378

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1890, VT; widow Caroline M., 9/12/1899, VT
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: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Heidi Baird, Cary, NC

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, VT

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Photo

Courtesy of Heidi Baird



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Courtesy of Bernie Noble

Obituary

Wolcott Baird.

Wolcott Baird of Goshen, died of organic heart trouble, June 10, 1899, aged 57 years, 8 months and 16 days. His funeral was largely attended June 12, Rev. C.E. Hill officiated, preaching from the text, "To teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." His remains were interred in Goshen cemetery. Mr. Baird was born Sept. 23, 1841, in Goshen. He was united in marriage to Miss Melissa Durgee, Aug. 15, 1861. Eight children were born to them. He enlisted in the 9th Vermont Regiment Dec. 3, 1863, for three years or during the war, and was honorably discharged Dec. 7, 1865. He leaves a wife and six children, seven grandchildren and a large circle of relatives, acquaintances and friends to mourn his loss. Mr. Baird was a good neighbor, an honest and worthy citizen. He was a good father, always interested in the welfare of his children, ready with advice, or to help financially, if need be. He was a kind husband. He lived up to his idea of righteousness, at the same time respecting his wife's religious belief, waiting mornings during prayer before going about the busy cares of the day. During his last illness he wanted his wife constantly by his side and called her by endearing names even in his delirium.

Source: Brandon Union, June 23, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.