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Bruce, Samuel B. O.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Sharon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 11/24/64, pr CPL 3/7/65, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/13/1842, Sharon, VT
Death: 02/15/1918

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Sharon, VT
Marker/Plot: 112
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1879; widow Belle M., 3/2/1918, 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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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Pine Hill Cemetery, Sharon, VT

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Obituary

Dea. Samuel B. Bruce passed away Feb. 15th, 1918, after an illness of many months. He was born in Sharon May 18, 1842, where he lived until 1862, when he enlisted and was a member of Co. H, 11th Vermont Heavy Artillery, serving nearly three years. He spent five months in the southern prisons, which undermined his health for life. In 1869 he married Isabelle Joyce of Sharon and thy have lived here most of the time since. Three sons and one daughter came to their home, Charles O., of Mr. Hermon, Mass., and Herbert S., of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Alice and Allen, who died in infancy. He took a great interest in the church work, and in April 1892 he was chosen Deacon. He is a great loss to the church and community. His funeral was held Sunday at the church, and words of comfort were spoken by Mr. Fred Alden. The casket was draped with the flag for which he fought, and the many flowers showed the esteem in which he was held by his friends. The remains were taken to Sharon and placed in the tomb at Pine Tree cemetery.

Source: Vermont Standard, February 28, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.