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Belknap, Fenelon A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 30, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. I, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; enl 9/3/64, m/i 9/3/64, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/54

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VITALS

Birth: 1833, Holbern, MA
Death: 01/22/1898

Burial: Welcome O. Brown Cemetery, Barton, VT
Marker/Plot: 41
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 95594136

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/24/1887; widow Mary A., 3/7/1898, 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.


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Welcome O. Brown Cemetery, Barton, VT

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Obituary

The death of Fenelon A. Belknap, which occurred on Friday night, was not unexpected, as he had been quite seriously ill for some time, the apparent result of grip, which he had about two years ago; his lung troubles were aggravated by malarial poisoning. Mr. Balknap came to this town in 1860 and has been a resident here ever since. He was employed in the chair factory while that ran, and has since done farming on land he purchased near this village. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. I, 15th Vt. Regt., and was honored with the office of sergeant. He was a member of Quimby Post, and was chosen its commander a few weeks ago, but was unable to attend the meetings thereafter. He was a good citizen and a very kind neighbor. He was an only son of a Baptist clergyman and received a good education. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Amy Belknap Allen of Minneapolis, who has been home for some weeks, and Mrs. Charles Berry of Lyndonville. He also had an aged step-mother who resides in Lyme, N.H. The funeral services will be held this afternoon, Rev. Douglass officiating.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, January 24, 1898
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.