Lander, Peter Jr.
Age: 18, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/7/63, m/i 12/9/63, Pvt, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. F 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 08/07/1847, Burlington, VT
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 17374017
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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 John R. Fisher's site for additional details on this soldier
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Report courtesy of John R. Fisher
PETER LANDER DIES; VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR
Last Commander of Stannard Post G. A. R. – President First Vermont Cavalry Reunion Assn.
North Street, the last commander of Stannard Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, died shortly before 3 o'clock this afternoon after an illness extending over the last several weeks. Mr. lander's death leaves Joseph N. Cleveland of 53 Pine Street as the last surviving veteran of the Civil War in Burlington. Mr. Lander who was 89 years of age at his death, served with Company M as a private with the first Vermont Cavalry under General William Wells in the Civil War. At his retirement from the G. A. R. as Commander, the G. a. R. here was disbanded. Mr. Lander at his death however, was president of the First Vermont Cavalry reunion Association.
The Grand Army veteran who was familiar to everyone in this section lost his arm shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War in an accident occurring at Battery Park in the firing of a cannon salute to a general of the United States Army.
He is survived by four daughters, Miss Emma Lander, Mrs. Bertha Lizotte, Mrs. J. H. Martell, Mrs. Ola Murphy of this city; one son, Eugene Lander, also of Burlington, and by one sister, Mrs. P. Roberge.
No arrangements for the funeral had been completed at press time.
Source: Burlington Daily News, April 30, 1937
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.