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Hodges, George James

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 2nd US ARTY
Service: enl 6/24/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, tr to 2nd US ARTY 1/16/63, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/01/1846, County Glengarry, Ireland
Death: 07/05/1924

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/26/1882, VT
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

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.


DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas A. Hodges, South Hadley, MA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Marys Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Obituary

CIVIL WAR VETERAN
G. J. Hodges died in Garden of Home in East Middlebury
Middlebury, July 8. - George J. Hodges, a Civil war veteran, died of heart disease in the garden of his home in East Middlebury Saturday evening at the age of 78 years. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the town. He represented the town of Ripton in the legislature of 1900 and has held various other offices in that town as well as Middlebury and was commander of the J. J. Hale post of the Grand Army for a number of years and at the present time was a member of William P. Russell post, No, 89, G.A.R., of this village, having enlisted in Co. C, 9th Vermont regiment from Cornwall June 24, 1862, and mustered in to service July 9, 1862, discharged January 16, 1863, for enlistment in the 17th U. S. Infantry serving until the close of the war. He is survived by three sons, James Hodges of Ripton, John Hodges of Waterbury, and Henry Hodges of Washington, D. C. , and seven daughters, Mrs. J. C. Tierney of Brandon, Mrs. Oliver Lawrence of South Shaftsbury, Mrs. Harry Abbey of Middlebury, Mrs. H. H. Smith of Whitehall, Miss Alice Hodges and Miss Helen Hodges of Middlebury; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hodges had been as well as usual. For a number of years he has been a gardener, having made many exhibits at different fairs in the state and was one of the big winners of premiums. He was in his garden when he was stricken was taken into the house and medical aid summoned, but he lived only about a half hour.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 8, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.