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Harris, Albert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; Civilian Quartermaster, USA, 64-66

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VITALS

Birth: 04/03/1841, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 06/14/1905

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119730759

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/1/1880; widow Lucy A., 4/28/1908, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF ALBERT HARRIS
End Came Suddenly to St. Johnsbury G.A.R. Veteran

St. Johnsbury, June 14. - Albert Harris died suddenly at his home in this village at 6:60 o'clock this morning of heart failure. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the Rev. E. M. Chapman officiating.

Mr. Harris was born here in 1841. He was engaged in trade for several years with Silas Randall, but in 1862 he sold his interest and enlisted in Co. K, 15th U. S. Vols., Col. Redfield Proctor commanding. He served as color corporal and was discharged with the regiment in August, 1863. He then entered the quartermaster's department, in which he served five years. He was stationed at St. Louis and at Little Rock, Ark. He went to New Mexico and was engaged in placer mining for fourteen months. In April, 1868, in company with a dozen miners, he made a prospecting tour of 400 miles across the American desert through the Navajo country to San Bernardino, Cal. He was engaged in mining in Nevada for several months and returned home in July, 1869. in 1878 he married Miss Susie A. Powers, of Lunenburg, who survives him. He was a member of Palestine Commandery, Knights Templar, and of Chamberlain Post, No. 1, G.A.R., of which he was commander last year.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, June 14, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.