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Wolcott, Edgar J.
Age: 21, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/29/62, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, PA, m/o 6/21/65
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Birth: 1841, Unknown
Burial: Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 25249681
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/2/1866
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
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E. J. WOLCOTT, ESSEX JUNCTION IS DEAD AT 89
Edgar J. Wolcott died early yesterday, at his late residence on Lincoln street, Essex Junction, following a lingering illness. He was born in Colchester, June 6, 1841, the son of the late Ebenezer and Frances Bates Wolcott.
Mr. Wolcott was a member of the first Vermont Cavalry, Company L, having participated in many of the great battles of the Civil War. He was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, and at one time was Orderly for General Custer. After a discharge from the army, he returned home and took up farming, which occupation he carried on until he was forced to retire because of eye trouble.
Mr. Wolcott is survived in his immediate family by one brother, Julius E. Wolcott of Colchester, and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, from h is late home in Essex junction. The body will be placed in the vault in Lake View cemetery.
Source: Burlington Daily News, February 4, 1930.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.