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Barber, Alpheus P.
Age: 22, credited to West Fairlee, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/6/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. D, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64
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Birth: 12/10/1839, Bradford, VT
Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 95771131
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/21/1878
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
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Alpheus P. Barber of Bradford, committed suicide Wednesday morning. He fastened his rifle into a vise in his shop, attached a string to the trigger, threw the string around the guard, placed his breast against the muzzle, and pulled the string. The ball passed entirely through the body and into the wall of the building. No cause is assigned. He was fifty years old, and had no family. A brother and sister killed themselves several years ago.
Source: Vermont Journal, March 15, 1890
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.