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Livingston, Josiah O.
Age: 24, credited to Marshfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. I, 9th VT INF, 6/30/62 (6/30/62), pr Adjutant, 6/4/63 (6/12/63) pr CPT, Co. G 10/19/64 (11/19/64), wdd, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, m/o 6/13/65. (Medal of Honor)
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Birth: 02/03/1837, Walden, VT
Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 7891660
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/9/1866
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor
Josiah O. Livingston
Rank and Organization: 1st Lieut., and Adjutant, 9th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Newport Barracks, N.C., 2 Feb 1864.
Entered service at: Marshfield.
Born: Walden, Feb. 3, 1837.
Died: 23 Jul 1917.
Buried: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Date of Issue: 8 Sep 1891.
Citation: When, after desperate resistance, the small garrison had been driven back to the river by a vastly superior force, this officer, while a small force held back the enemy, personally fired the railroad bridge, and, although wounded himself, assisted a wounded officer over the burning structure.
VHS - Reunion Society Collection
VHS - Portrait Files (FPO)
VHS - 9th Vermont Infantry Album (V2)
John Gibson Collection
Mike Serpa Collection
SPECIAL TO THE FREE PRESS: 1917
CAPT. J.O. LIVINGSTON DIES AT SOLDIERS HOME
Formerly of Montpelier----Awarded Medal for Gallantry in Action
Bennington, July 24,1917---Capt. Josiah O. Livingston, who had been an inmate of Vermont Soldiers' Home here during the past three years, died at that institution last night, age 86.
He entered the war of the rebellion as first lieutenant of Company I, 9th Vt. Vols, June 30,1862, and was commissioned adjutant June 12,1863, and promoted to captain of Company G. November 19,1864. On September 8,1891, he was awarded by Congress a medal of honor for " gallantry in action at Newport Barracks, North Carolina, February 2, 1864."
He was a lawyer by profession and pracriced for many years in Montpelier, where he held many public offices. He married late in life but his wife died a number of years ago, and it is not known here whether he leaves any relatives.
Burial will probably be at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier.
Submitted By: Deanna French.
See also: Beyer and Keydel
NARA File Number: R&P 296635.