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Blood, Dorr Decalvis


Age: 24, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 4/1/64

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Birth: 05/09/1837, Putney, VT
Death: 10/04/1895

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT

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The community was saddened Saturday morning by the news of the death of a highly respected citizen, Dorr Decalvis Blood, although it had been preparing for such an announcement. It is natural for people complaining of bodily ailments, but when a man nurses upon the body an ugly, aggravating wound for a third of a century without uttering the least word of complaint there centers upon the great respect for his patience and cheerfulness.

Dorr Blood was the fifth of a family of nine children of Peter and Irena (Fisher) Blood, and was born on the Oliver Blood place on West Hill, on May 10, 1837. He was occupied in various ways until the opening of the Civil War, when he enlisted. He married on June 1, 1863, Miss Carrie Fuller, daughter of Madison Fuller of this place, and lived with her 15 years, she dying November 19, 1878. On his 54th birthday anniversary he was married to Ella Wood Allen, who died last January. He was always fond of a joke, was very witty and a great punster, and as such was so original in his method that he always felt reasonably sure of his victims. He also gained considerable local reputation as an off-hand versifier.

His War Record is as Follows:

He entered into service May, 1861, as a private in the Infantry, Co. C. if the 2d Vermont Volunteers. In the battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, he received a gunshot wound to the left thigh, and returned home. After the wound had healed he went back to the war on Sept 17, 1862, during the engagement at Antietam (he) received a gunshot wound to the right hip. He was discharged as a Sergeant in April, 1864. The last wound never healed, and received daily attention for nearly 33 years.

He died in the house of his sister, Mrs. Flora Shelley, at 8 o'clock p. m., Friday Oct. 4. He leaves one son, Pearl of this place, two sisters, Mrs. Flora Shelley, and Mrs. Arabella M. Houghton, also of this place; and three brothers, Densmore of Dummerston, John E. of Bellows Falls, and James Dwight of Brookfield, Mo.

Following prayer at the house, funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, Rev. Edwin F. Mitchell, Rev E. P. Seymour, and Prof. John E. Russell conducting the services. The Grand Army, the Masons, and Relief Corps attended in a body. A quartet consisting of Miss Helen Robertson, Mr. H. L. Pierce, J. W. Shelley, and W. A. Gilbert rendered several selections. There were numerous beautiful floral tributes. The burial under the honor of the Post, was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, October 11, 1895
Courtesy of Deanna French.

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