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King, Nelson


Age: 18, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 12/24/63, m/i 12/30/63, PVT, Co. A, 5th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, absent, wdd, since 6/3/64, no discharge, listed as dsrtd 9/13/64 from hosp., Brattleboro (See Remarks)

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Birth: 09/24/1845, Dunham, Canada East
Death: 09/12/1933

Burial: Congregational Cemetery, Berkshire, VT
Marker/Plot: 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21490538


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/16/1933, 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: An act of Congress (Senate Bill 402, 72nd Congress) approved March 3, 1933 provides "That in the administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, and benefits upon honorably discharged soldiers, Nelson King, who was a member of Co. A, Fifth Regiment Vermont Volunteer INF, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a PVT of that organization on the 13th day of September, 1864; provided, that no bounty, back pay, pension, or allowance shall be held to have accrued prior to passage of this act."


2nd Great Granduncle of Nancy Bouffard, Milton, VT

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Congregational Cemetery, Berkshire, VT

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Nelson King died at his home, Tuesday night from heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the church at Berkshire Center Friday.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 20, 1933
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.