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11th Vermont Infantry (aka First Heavy Artillery, Vermont Volunteers)

Elbert Van Ornum

Elbert Van Ornum was born in Essex County, New York, in 1847. He enlisted in Burlington, in October 1863, and mustered in as a Private, Co. D, 11th Vermont Infantry (aka 1st Artillery, 11th Vermont Volunteers) on 9 November 1863. He transferred to Co. C on 24 June 1865 during the consolidation of the regiment, and was discharged on 25 August 1865.

Elbert died 15 January 1936, and is buried in Olivia, MN.

Note the insignia on Elbert's cap, showing the crossed cannons (Artillery) and his membership in Co. D.

Photograph courtesy of Gerd Groenewold, New Haven, CT, Elbert's 2nd great-grandson.