Burgess, Giles Jewett
Age: 20, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/8/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: 10/31/1840, Hoosick, NY
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: 15th death at the Bennington Soldiers' Home in 1920.
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Source: Bennington Banner
Dec. 31, 1920
Giles J. Burgess died at the Soldiers' Home Tuesday afternoon. He was born at Hoosick, N.Y., Oct. 13, 1840 and enlisted in Company A (Bennington Company) Second Vermont, as a=20 corporal, May 8, 1861; was wounded May 12, 1864; was mustered out June 29, 1864. He came to the Home, March 5, 1919. His surviving relatives, so far as known, are a wife and two children living in Philadelphia.
His is the 15th death at the Home during the year 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.