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Reed, Albert E.
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/64, m/i 8/27/64, Pvt, Co. C, 7th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 07/06/1847, New Bedford, MA
Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111805319
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/15/1883, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
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FATAL DOSE OF PARIS GREEN
Death of Albert E. Reed, of Chester, an Old Soldier
Chester, Oct. 25. - Albert E. Reed died Friday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Slate on Main st. from the effects of a dose of paris green which he took last Monday night
Saturday last Mr. Reed left his home to got to Bellows Falls saying to the family that he should not be back that night. He did, however, come back to town on the midnight train Saturday in a very intoxicated condition and being unable to go to his home he was taken to the lockup and kept there till the next day. When he came to himself Sunday morning, he found he had been relieved of $50 gold watch, $60 in money, and an overcoat, evidently taken from him before he started for Chester Saturday night
Mr. Reed was about 55 years old and a day laborer. He was a member of Co. C, 7th Vermont Infantry in the Civil War
The funeral services will be held Sunday from the Slate residence at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. Henry L. Ballour, pastor of the Congregational church and the Rev. Henry Crocker, of the Baptist church, officiating. The burial will be under the direction of Henry Post, G.A.R., of which Mr. Reed was a member.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, October 30, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.