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Emery, Philo


Age: 22, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/4/61, m/i 6/29/61, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64, d/wds 6/9/64

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Birth: 1836, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 06/09/1864

Burial: Durkee Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Lucy, 2/12/1868
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: Brother of Edson
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Durkee Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.

Philo Emery’s two diaries, (1861-1862) and (1863-1864), are housed in the Jack & Shirley Silver Special Collections Library at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Philo Emery

The Vermont Journal, July 9, 1864

At Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D. C., Philo Emery, of Tunbridge, aged nearly 28 years. He was a member of the 2nd reg't. of Vt., vols. When the war broke out, he hasted to offer his services to his country. He passed through all the engagements in which his regiment participated, up to the battle of the Wilderness, on the 5th of May. In this battle he was seriously wounded in the knee. He was carried to the hospital, and died June 9th. Mr. Emery was a good soldier, faithful to his duties to the army and his government. He died as a Christian dies. His last message to his friends at home was , "Tell them I die right." His ashes repose among his native hills, beside those of other members of his family. (Com)

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.