Witt, Lucien Adelbert
Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/15/61, m/i 12/31/61, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, m/o 12/31/64 (occupation: farmer, 5' 7 1/2", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair)
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Birth: 01/01/1843, Chesterfield, NH
Burial: Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 95921745
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Lucy M., 7/22/1908, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Lucien A. Witt.
Lucien Adelbert Witt, 64, died at his home on Chestnut street, Saturday afternoon, after a critical illness of three weeks. He was a veteran of the Civil War and while in service he suffered a sun stroke, from which he never fully recovered. Since the war he had frequent illnesses, some of them being of a dangerous nature. He was born in Chesterfield, january 1, 1844, and was the son of George and Laura (Brown) Witt. The family moved to Dummerston when he was young and later went to Wisconsin, where they remained several years. They returned to Brattleboro when he was a youth and it was from Brattleboro that Mr. Witt enlisted Oct. 15, 1861, in Company H. Second United States sharpshooters. He saw active service, being in 15 battles, and was not wounded, although a bullet passed through his cap. He is a carpenter by trade and owned a shop on Flat street several years ago. He married, in 1863, Miss Lucy M. Estey of Dummerston, who survives him with five children; C. A. Witt and L. A. Witt of Greensboro, N. C. ; George A. Witt of Brattleboro; Mrs. E. T. Griswold of Bennington and Mrs. D. Edward Moore of Watervliet, N. Y. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, Rev. I. N. Blanchard of the Advent church officiating. The bearers were members of the G. A. R., and burial was in Locust Ridge cemetery.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer July 17, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.