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Colburn, Egbert C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 12/22/63, m/i 12/25/63, Pvt, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, tr to Co. K, 7/25/64, pr CPL 6/19/65, m/o 7/11/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/14/1844, Fairfield, VT
Death: 02/13/1929

Burial: Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 50556170

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/29/1887, 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: Died in Concord, NH

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BURIAL:

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Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT

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Obituary

Egbert C. Colburn

Egbert C. Colburn, aged 84 years died Wednesday night after a brief illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George H. Wilcox, 11 Hammond st., Concord, N. H., where he had made his home for a little over two years, coming here from East Fairfield. Mr. Colburn was born in Fairfield, December 14, 1844, the son of John and Harriet (Doines) Colburn.

At the age of nineteen he enlisted in Company K, third Vermont Volunteers and took part in sixteen battles before being mustered out of the service, July 11, 1865.

Mr. Colburn outlived all of his comrades who enlisted from the town of Fairfield and was the only living member of the G. A. R. Post in that town at the time the Post was discontinued and his member ship was transferred to the Post at Enosburg Falls. He enlisted as a private December 22, 1863 and was mustered out as a Corporal.

The survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harriet R. Wilcox, four granddaughters, the Misses Ruth H, Dorothea A., Harriet C. And Rachel E. Wilcox and a grandson, George E. Wilcox, all of Concord, a brother Edward T. Colburn of Bridport, two nieces Miss Gertie M. Colburn of Bridport and Mrs. Bertha Bouchard of Port Henry, N.Y.

Funeral services will be held at the home, 11 Hammond st. Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. Friends are invited. The remains will be placed in the receiving tomb in Blossom Hill and buried in the spring in Sheldon.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, February 15, 1929.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.