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Cobb, William B.
Age: 39, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, WGNR, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 2/18/64, m/i 4/12/64, WGNR, Co. H, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 1824, Essex, NY
Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40838066
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Susan N., 9/4/1884, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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William Cobb died of paralysis on the 28th ult., aged 61 years. He was born in Peru, N. Y., but spent most of his life in this place, where he died. He was a member of company H, 17th regiment Vermont volunteers during the rebellion; and of Needham Post, G. A. R. The funeral was attended from the church on Sunday. The entire post turned out and there was a good representation from Russell post at the west village in full badge uniform, together with the camp of Sons of Veterans with muskets, etc. At 10:30 the veterans gathered at the house, and after prayer, escorted the remains to the church, marching to the sound of a muffled drum. The casket and the door-posts of the church were draped and the Union flag covered the casket. At eleven o'clock the house was packed, fully 300 person being present, when the services were opened by Rev. S. W. Bidwell, who officiated. The order of service was: Reading of the 14th chapter of Job and selections of scripture; singing by the choir of "Rock of Ages"; prayer; singing; sermon on "Joy and Weeping" based on Rom. Xii, 15, and Isa. xxx, 5. At the close of the sermon the veterans were addressed, the speaker referring to the loss the post had sustained, the record of the deceased and the part he played in aiding in the restoration of the Union. Then, after the choir had sung another selection, the veterans escorted the remains to the grave, where the ritual of the order was observed. Mr. Cobb was highly esteemed. He had no enemies, was right and reliable and will be greatly missed. He leaves a widow, a grandson and many friends to mourn his loss.
Source: Middlebury Register, February 5, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.