Age: 23, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, 7/25/62, wdd, 5/12/64, m/o 7/1/65
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Birth: 12/15/1838, Shoreham, VT
Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 44602965
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/16/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
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Joseph Clair, a long time resident of Bridport, died on Saturday last at the home of C. P. Elithorp where he had been cared for during the past few months. The funeral was attended on Sunday afternoon following, Rev. W. N. Bacon officiating. Mr. Clair was a veteran of the civil war and when he was "on earth" was a character in his way. He was a good fisherman and would brag over his luck at the sport. He gave himself the name of Uncle Dudley and so he was known before his health broke down, after which he remained very close to the house. Deceased had always been able to convince the pension department at Washington that he was a deserving veteran and at the time of his death was getting the modest sum of $72 a month. Mr. Clair was 66 years of age.
Source: Bridport Sun, June 9, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.