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Miner, Joseph L.


Age: 21, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/9/63, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr ARTIF 1/1/64, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 01/13/1842, Canada
Death: 04/28/1890

Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42000280


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/28/1887, VT; widow Frances E., 8/4/1890, VT; minor, 3/26/1900, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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St. Peters Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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Death of Joseph L. Miner. It is with deep regret we to-day announce the death of our townsman, Joseph L. Miner. By his demise this community loses an intelligent, honest, public-spirited citizen, and his family a kind, indulgent father and husband. Mr. Miner had been in good health up to Monday, the 21st last, when he was taken ill at his place of business. All that skillful medical assistance and willing hands could do was done to stay the disease, but it made rapid progress and on Thursday developed into pneumonia, which resulted in death Monday, at 1 o'clock. The deceased came to this city as poor boy and struggled against the most adverse circumstances to obtain an education, and by close application and perseverance succeeded in winning the esteem and confidence of his fellow men. He had filled many positions of responsibility and always proved true to every duty. The last words he spoke to the writer were an inquiry about public business to which he was engaged when stricken down. In December, 1863, he enlisted in Co. E, Sixth Vt. Volunteers, and served till the close of the war. His army life was attended with the same loyal devotion to duty that characterized his whole life. He was president of the St. John Baptist Society of this city and a member of Ethan Allen Post, G.A.R., in which he took a vert deep interest. It is not too much to say that his Christian fortitude, kindness of heart and manly instincts are worthy of imitation. The funeral took place to-day from St. Peter's church and was one of the largest ever seen here. The pallbearers were the three brothers and brothers-in-law of the deceased. A requiem mass was said, Father Campeau officiating. The St. John Baptist Society, Ethan Allen Post, G.A.R., Sons of Veterans, and the Fire Department attended in uniform and regalia. The floral tribute from Ethan Allen Post was a lovely piece of work in the shape of a scroll, made of roses and ferns, with the words "Roll of Honor" worked in violet immortelles. The large attendance at the church was an evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held and of the sympathy of the community for the bereaved family.

Source: Vergennes Enterprise and Vermonter, May 2, 1890
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.