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George Herbert Bond
Sixteenth Vermont Volunteers

Bond, George Herbert, of Brattleboro, son of Luke T. and Elsie (Stoddard) Bond, was born in Dummerston, Jan. 31, 1846.

Educated in the common schools, at the age of sixteen he enlisted in Co. I, 16th Regt. Vt. Vols. He served for a period of nine months when he received his discharge. Returning, he lived five years at home, afterwards in Orange, Lowell and Boston.

In 1864, at the time of the St. Albans raid, he enlisted in the National Guard as a private, and since then has passed through all grades until he has reached that lieutenant-colonel, which position he now holds.

In January, 1870, he married Miss Addie daughter of George and Elishaba (Maynard Carpenter, of Orange, Mass. Two daughters have been born to them: Lizzie C., and Nellie G., the latter Mrs. W. F. Root of Brattleboro.

In 1872 he took up his residence in Brattleboro, where for fourteen years he was the employ of the Estey Organ Co., but since 1887 has been engaged in the coal business.

He is a prominent Odd Fellow and Mason, being a member of Wantastiquet Lodge, No. 5, I. O. O. F.; Brattleboro Lodge, No. 102, F. & A. M.; Fort Dummer Royal Arch Chapter, No. 12, and Beauseant Commandery, Knights Templar, No. 71.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 34-5.

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