Age: 18, credited to Somerset, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 3/29/65, m/i 3/29/65, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, m/o 7/11/65
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Birth: 06/03/1844, Canada
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 43541382
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/24/1898, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
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TWO VETERANS PASS AWAY
James Mossey and John H. Leonard Died at Home Sunday
James Mossey, a member of Custer Post, G.A.R., who was born in Bedford, P.Q., March 3,1847, died at the Soldiers' Home early Sunday morning., January 23 of pulmonary consumption with which he had long been afflicted, though, he did not go to the hospital until a few days ago. His body will be placed in the vault until spring, when it will be interred in the Home cemetery.
His military history is a short one, he having enlisted from the town of Somerset, March 29, 1865, for one year, and assigned to Co. C, Third Vermont, and was mustered out July 11, 1865. He first came to this Home Dec. 3, 1900, leaving about 9 years ago, and had been elsewhere until June 23, 1920, meanwhile being in National Homes in Togus, Me., Dayton, O., and others. years ago he worked on farms in Bennington and was well known by many people in this town.
James Mossey was one of 14 children of whom 11 are now living, all married, namely, David, who served in the same Company in the Third Vermont, now living in Hartford; Alexander and William of Washington, George of Springfield, Mass., Orila, Sophia and Rose of Swanton, Hattie of Highgate, Nellie of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Mary of Cleveland, O., and Adaline of Nashua, N.H. The latter arrived here before his death and is still here. He had been married, but nothing is known as to his wife.
He was usually a quiet man, well informed in most things, but had well defined views of his own and was vigorous in expressing them. In the short time he had been at the home he had gained the respect of all, and they feel greatly grieved at his death.
John H. Leonard, who came to the Soldiers' Home from St. George, Jan. 5, suffering from cancer, died there Sunday evening, Jan. 23. He was born in Hinesburg, Dec. 9, 1844. He enlisted in Co. G, 14th Vermont, September 8, 1862 and was mustered out July 30, 1863. He leaves two sons, whose whereabouts are unknown and a niece, Mrs. F.E. Hinsdale. His remains have been placed in the vault and burial will be at the Home cemetery next spring.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.