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Fortune, Thomas Henry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/21/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 5th VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, dis/dsb 1/25/63; also VRC (Co. E, 13th Regt, and 24th, 41st and 159th Cos. 2nd Btln)

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Franklin, VT
Death: 1888

Burial: Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14835067

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/26/1863; widow Helen A., 3/29/1888, MD, minor, 9/20/1909, VT, not approved
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: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas P. Fortune, Fredericksburg, VA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Georgia Plains Cemetery, Georgia, VT

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Obituary

In Georgia, January 3d, Thomas Fortune, aged 45 years.

Three years and eight months of his life were given to maintain the government of the United States, crush out rebellion and wipe out slavery. He received in the army a gunshot wound in his right hip and his left wrist. He was also a prisoner in Belle Isle and Libby Prisons. He died of chronic diarrhea contracted in the army. His funeral was fully attended at Georgia Plain, Rev. J. G. Lorimer officiating. At the funeral there were present from Co. C, 5th Vermont, Comrades Ingraham, Burnett, McEnany, and Mayo, also Mark Perry and Thomas Flynn, who served in the army with him. These served as bearers, Mr. Fortune was a professed soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ. He leaves a wife and seven children.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, January 19, 1888
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.