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Thayer, James M.


Age: 21, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, dis/dsb 1/31/63

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Birth: 10/11/1840, Warren, VT
Death: 11/29/1865

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 66949049


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1863, not approved
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


JAMES M. THAYER was born in Warren; enlisted from Waitsfleld and was 21 years old. He was of medium height but rather slightly built. He had not been in good health previous to enlistment but he felt an ardent desire to have a part in the strife and hoped that army lite might benefit him. He was accepted with some misgivings by the inspection officers, who admired his courage and hoped for the best. Soon after we reached Virginia, however, it became apparent that he could not long endure the hardships of army life, although bore up against the thought and did his best to keep up. January 6th, he was sent to general hospital and was discharged for disability January 31st. After reaching home he recruited somewhat and was able to labor for a time, but he soon grew worse and died November 29th, 1865. During his last days he was tenderly cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Barnard the parents of Albert D. of this Company who was an only son and only lived three weeks after he reached home.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 468