Ford, George Osman
Age: 26, credited to Granby, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/61 (2/18/62, SGT, Co. K, 8th VT INF, pow, Boutte Station, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, comn 2LT 2/19/63 (3/18/63), pr 1LT 7/1/63 (8/8/63), pr CPT 12/28/63 (2/3/64), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 2/26/65
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Birth: 06/20/1835, Lyndon, VT
Burial: Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 22545079
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/20/1869; widow Sophronia E., 6/1/1909, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection, Guber Collection off-site, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History
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)
Great Granduncle of Alan R. Ford, Westfield, IN
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Grove Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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John Gibson Collection
Dewey Jones Collection
ObituarySource: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, May 20, 1909
Was a Leading Citizen of Kirby
Capt. George O. Ford, aged 74 years, died at his home in Kirby, May 8, after a short illness. He was a native of Lyndon and served three years in the Civil War in the Eighth Vermont regiment. He was once taken prisoner, twice wounded, and when discharged had been promoted to a captaincy in his regiment. In 1864 he married Sophronia Grout, a sister of the late Congressman W. W. Grout, and during General Groutís long public service Captain Ford was manager of his farm in Kirby and lived on it.
Captain Ford had held all the offices in Kirby. In 1888 he represented the town in the legislature and for several years had been the county road commissioner.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.