Diamond, George W.
Age: 18, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/31/61, m/i 12/31/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd USSS, pr CPL 1/1/63, m/o 12/31/64 (occupation: mechanic, 5' 7 1/2", light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair)
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Birth: 04/17/1848, Franklin, NH
Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hill, NH
Marker/Plot: Div N, Lot 6, Range 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/20/1877
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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George W. Dimond
Death of George W. Dimond
George W Dimond passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. Jeremiah Emerson, last Thursday morning. Mr. Dimond was born in Franklin, April 17, 1843, a son of Reuben and Judith (Goodwin) Dimond, and was of a family of ten sons and one daughter. He was a resident of Hill for many years prior to about twelve years ago. He had since lived in Connecticut, and for the past five years had made his home with his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson, in this town. He was a veteran of the Civil war and was a member of the G.A.R. Post in Concord. When the first call came for troops in 1861 he was in Grafton, Vermont, and at once enlisted in the 3d Vermont Regiment of Volunteers. After some service he was drafted into Co. H, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters (Bardan's Regiment) and saw service on the Rappahannock campaign up to and including the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was taken prisoner by the Confederates and sent to Belle Island prison. He was there for three months, suffering many hardships.
He was a member of Cardigan lodge of Odd Fellows of Bristol.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Harry L. Smith officiating. The bearers were Harold Henley, Carl R Flagg, Harold Dow and William F. Glavin, members of the American Legion. The body was placed in the tomb in Pine Grove cemetery and will be buried in Hill in the spring.
Kearsarge Independent, February, 1929.
Courtesy of the Warner (NH) Historical Society.