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Flanders, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, reen 1/21/64, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/10/64, pr 1SGT, comn 2LT, Co. A, 6/7/64 (6/23/64), pr 1LT, Co. B, 10/29/64 (11/8/64), tr to Co. I, 10/16/64, m/o 6/26/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Bradford, VT
Death: 02/03/1925

Burial: Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, MT
Marker/Plot: Plot: NEW 5 6 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 51223718

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/4/1876
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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BURIAL:

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Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, MT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

George W. Flanders

Billings Gazette (MT)

6 Feb 1925

PIONEER MONTANAAN, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER, IS DEAD AT BOZEMAN

Bozeman, Feb. 5 - (special) - George Washington Flanders, a Montana pioneer, who served with the Sixth Vermont regiment in the Civil war, died Tuesday at the hospital. He was a native of Vermont and would have been 85 years old on February 22. He came up the Missouri river to Fort Benton in 1866, locating at Helena. Four years later he came to the Gallatin valley and built the first shingle mill in Bear canyon.

In 1878 he established a complete sawmill in Middle Creek canyon, where he continued to make his home, although he disposed of the mill a few years ago on account of failing health. He served two years as treasurer of Gallatin County.

About 40 years ago he was married to Mary Parks, who died last November. Two daughters and one son survive. Mrs. William B. (Clara) Vestal of San Francisco, Cal., formerly of Anaconda, Mrs. J. (Laura) Frederick of Riebling, Mont., and George Flanders Jr., of Bozeman. Three grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held at the west chapel Thursday afternoon with Grand Army services at the grave.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.