Elmer, Alvah W.
Age: 22, credited to Sutton, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/11/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, dsrtd 10/23/62, rtnd 8/31/63, dsrtd 11/25/63
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Birth: abt 1840, Cabot, VT
Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 136525634
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
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Mr. Alvah Elmer, one of four oldest and highly respected citizens, died of cancer, Sunday morning, December 2, aged eighty-three years. Mr. Elmer had lived in town about twenty-five years, and had always borne the reputation of an honest, upright man. He was a worthy and consistent member of the Methodist church, and until the weight of years came upon him was a constant attendant upon public worship, and ever contributed liberally for its support. Funeral services today (Wednesday), after which the remains will be taken to Calais for interment.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, December 5, 1883.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.