Kent, Lucius M.
Age: 35, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65
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Birth: abt 1827, Milton, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119733905
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/26/1869; widow Emeline S., 5/4/1888, VT
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: See J. H. George and the Tenth Regiment Band
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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Lucius M. Kent was born in Milton, Vt., Oct. 20, 1826, and died in Lyndon, Vt., Jan. 31St, 1888. He was united in marriage on Sept. 2nd, 1849, with Emeline S. Rockwell, who with two daughters and a son still survive him. During the late war he enlisted in the army and served his country for three years, being mustered out of service at the close of the war. He came out of service with broken health, having contracted a disease which in the end resulted fatally. For many years he suffered acute pains, for the last few months almost constantly; yet he bore it all with Christian patience and resignation.
In early life he gave his heart to the Saviour and maintained a Christian character to the end. As the time of his departure drew near his mind dwelt almost wholly upon things above. He said he could see almost home, but Jesus was not quite ready for him to come and he prayed for patience to wait his time, though his soul longed for home. He said, as the writer took his hand just a few days before his death, “Oh, for just one moment's struggle and then peace, eternal peace.” We stood beside his bed when that prayer was answered. There came a momentary struggle and he was gone for God took him. The morning of an eternal day had dawned upon his soul. The Christian soldier was mustered into the shining ranks of the redeemed of the Lord.
In his death his family have lost a devoted husband, the church a faithful and consistent Christian brother, the community a worthy citizen, the Grand Army of which he was a member an honored comrade. But all are assured that their loss is eternal gain to him. The great kindness of his neighbors in their loving ministries was highly appreciated by him and his family. His family also feel greatly indebted to the Grand Army for the aid rendered both in his illness and in the part taken in providing for the funeral.
Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, February 9, 1888
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.