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Hopkins, Edward Wright


Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/12/63, m/i 8/12/63, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, vwdd, 6/23/64, wdd, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65, m/o 9/25/65 Jct.

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Birth: 04/06/1842, Peacham, VT
Death: 04/03/1893

Burial: Village Cemetery, Essex, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/18/1865; widow Leonora E., 5/15/1893, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Village Cemetery, Essex, VT

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Boston Medical Library


We chronicle with sorrow the death of Mr. Edward W. Hopkins of Essex, which occurred at his home in that town on Monday the 3d inst. Mr. Hopkins was of an excellent family of Caledonia county. He enlisted in company G, 11th regiment Vermont volunteers, at St. Johnsbury on the 12th of August, 1863; was wounded on the 23d of June, 1864, in action at the Weldon railroad near Petersburg, Va., losing his right arm; and was mustered out of the United States service September 25, 1865. During subsequent years he was in the employ of various leading publishing houses of New York as agent and canvasser for subscription works. He was remarkably successful in that capacity and had few superiors as a canvasser. In 1880 he was placed in general charge of the sale of "Vermont in the Civil War," and superintended the canvass for that work throughout. Of late he has been engaged in the preparation of and canvass for "Vermont Roll of Honor." He had very wide acquaintances in this and other states and his death will bring sorrow to many, who esteemed him as a brave soldier, a worthy and loyal citizen, and a good man. He was a cousin of our venerable townsman, Rev. John Hopkins Worcester. He leaves a wife and several children. Mr. Hopkins was taken ill March 24th with gastric fever. Pneumonia developed at a later stage and he sank under it. His funeral will take place from his residence at Essex Junction Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William S. Hazen of Northfield officiating.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, April 6, 1893
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.