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Preston, James Newell

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Sharon, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 4th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 12/26/62; enl 8/4/63, m/i 8/4/63, PVT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, tr to Co. F, 3d VT INF, dis/dsb m/o 2/8/64

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VITALS

Birth: 10/10/1834, Sharon, VT
Death: 09/30/1914

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 1151
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/18/1887
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

James N. Preston, a Civil War veteran, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his great-niece, Mrs. Oscar Lindsay, on Langdon avenue. Mr. Preston was in his 80th year and death was due to advanced age and complications. His nearest relative in this city is Mrs. Lindsay, with whom he had lived in various towns of the State for the past 25 years. He had three grandchildren, but it is not known where they are residing at present. He came to this city two years ago from Bethel, where he lived for some time. He enlisted in Company G in 1862 and served nine months. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the house at two o'clock with burial in Green Mount cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, October 1, 1914.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.