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Miner, Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 5/11/64, m/i 5/11/64, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, dsrtd 12/27/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1844, Canada
Death: unknown


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/15/1896, VT; widow Julie, 11/26/1894, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BIOGRAPHY

JOSEPH MINER AND GEORGE MYERS

Two young men who enlisted from Winooski, Vt. Of Miner I remember but little, certainly nothing to his disadvantage. He stayed to the end and was mustered out with the regiment. Myers, I think, was the youngest soldier in D, pretty full of fun, apt to be mischievous. The only really distinguishing thing about George was the fighting qualities displayed in battle. The order to cease firing came too soon and it instantly affirmed that a rebel fell from a shot from his gun after the order to cease firing. George saw further service in the 2nd Vt. Battery.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 537