Wilkins, George F.
Age: 21, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 9/12/61, m/i 10/18/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Salem Heights, 5/4/63, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 10/17/64
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Birth: 01/13/1836, Germany
Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54969756
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Maria, 11/6/1897, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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George F. Wilkins
George F. Wilkins died about midnight, Saturday at his home on La Fountain Street [Burlington, VT]. The deceased was 61 years and eight months old and was an old veteran. He enlisted in the Second Vermont Regiment in June 1861 and served until August 1864. He was a member of the Stannard Post G.A.R. being one of the most active members and highly esteemed by his comrades. He is survived by an invalid widow, one son and two daughters. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:00 O'clock from the family residence on La Fountain Street and remains will be interred in the Elmwood Avenue Cemetery.
MILITARY RECORD: WILKINS, GEORGE F., Residence, Ferrisburg, VT; enlisted 12 September 1861 in the 2nd. Regiment, Vermont Infantry; mustered in 18 October 1861 and assigned to Company G with the rank of private. Wounded 4 May 1863; transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, 1 September 1863; Discharged 17 October 1864.
NOTE: Date of birth, 13 January 1836; died 18 September 1897.
SOURCES: "Burlington Vt. Free Press", 20 September 1897, p. 6; Revised Roster, p. 56.
Contributed by: Ken St. Germain, who added the following note:
It tugged at my heart strings. It is a "poor man's" obituary -- Wilkins lived and died on La Fountain St., not now nor has it ever been the home of Burlington's "well healed" -- his funeral was from his house and six good men could carry his coffin one block from La Fountain St. to the Elmwood Avenue Cemetery. I KNOW the area well! Who ever wrote this Obit. did not bother to add those family details we look for nor does he mention Wilkins wounding on 4 May 1863.
Wilkins was a poor man who had nothing to give but his time, his valor and his service.