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Russell, Julius P.


Age: 29, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. B, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 12/26/63, pr SGT 2/11/65, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 08/08/1841, Bridport, VT
Death: 01/12/1921

Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 44645067


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1879
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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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT

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Julius P. Russell

The community was saddened Wednesday noon to hear of the death of Julius P. Russell. Mr. Russell had been ill only a few days with pleurisy and bronchitis and although his illness had been considered serious from the beginning because of weakness, his death came as a great shock to his many friends.

Mr. Russell was a life-tine resident of Bridport, having been born here August 8, 1841. He served for three years in the Civil War, being a member of Company B, 11th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers which he entered as a private and in which he attained the rank of sergeant before being mustered out. November 12, 1866 he married Arcelia H. Elitharp who survives him together with four daughters, Mrs. John W. Dratt of Doodford, Va., Mrs. J S. MacQuivey of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. J. Lee Palmer of Middlebury and Mrs. Charles A. Pratt of this town. He also leaves three granddaughters, Mrs. J. Milo Jeffrey of Georgia, Vt., Miss Winnie Dratt of Gretna, Va., and Marianna Palmer; two grandsons, John Julius Dratt of U. V. M., and Russell J. Pratt of Middlebury College; one sister, Mrs. Almon Elitharp of Lime Springs, Iowa and two half-brothers, Albert P. Russell of Monkton and Nathan W. Russell of this town.

Mr. Russell was a quiet man but always ready to do a helpful act which made him a good friend. He will be greatly missed, especially in the Congregational Church where he has been a deacon thirty-two years and where his wise counsel was sought many times. He was closely attached to his home and his family and the deepest sympathy goes out to those who will miss the companionship of a kind husband and father.

Source: Middlebury Register, January 14, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.