Age: 42, credited to Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/5/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, dis/dsb 10/18/62
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Birth: abt 1819, Cambridge, VT
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/30/1879, not approved
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)
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Army Posts in Vermont, Etc.
A Fletcher correspondent writes: "While those who never wore the blue claim that there are no dependent or destitute old soldiers hereabouts, here is a case of one that comes pretty near home. Allen Gould, late of company F, 8th Vermont regiment, enlisted in that company in December 1861. He was discharged for disability a year later, and has been for some time wandering about in the attempt to prove whether his disabilities were contracted in the bayous of Louisiana, or that he was an invalid when he enlisted -- wandered until his health and strength failed entirely, and within a short time was 'kindly' taken to the poorhouse at Bakersfield."
Source: The St. Albans Daily Messenger, 30 Apr 1890.
Allen Gould was moved from Cambridge to BAkersfield last Thursday, and died the Saturday following.
Source: Argus and Patriot, 16 Apr 1890.
Transcribed by Deanna French