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Lord, George E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/2/62, m/i 7/9/62, CPL, Co. F, 9th VT INF, d/dis 3/1/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1843, Middlebury, VT
Death: 03/01/1864

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54369882

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Delia A., 7/19/1864
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None

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 blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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George E. Lord

LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: APRIL 13, 1864

At the U.S. Marine Hospital, March 7th, Sergeant George E. Lord, Co. F., 9th Vermont Volunteers, son of L.L. Lord, Min. aged 21 years.

While from time to time, during this unhappy war, there have been deaths among our country's defenders, that may be said to have carried a private sorrow to thousands of households which the martyrs themselves have never entered. There have been others, and these may be numbered by thousands, who though bearing in their bosoms hearts equally as brave, bringing to their country's service a patriotism as pure, and laying down their lives at last with a heroism as unselfish and sublime, must yet remain among the un-named, though not the unhonored of our "returning brave", save within the narrow compass of a single mourning household, and its circle of sympathizing relatives and friends. Such was the subject of this sketch.

Driven from Missouri with his family, upon the breaking out of the rebellion, he expressed an ardent desire to enlist, so as soon as he reached the city of Cairo.In deference however, to the wishes of his parents, he desisted, and came on east. In about a year from this the 9th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers was raised, and young Lord, still anxious to devote himself to the service of his country, was duly enlisted in the same. His record as a soldier is such as we should expect from one going forth under the inspiration of such high and holy motives.His last illness was was lingering and painful, yet he bore it with exemplary and fortitude; and such was his attachment to it, he could not be persuaded, not withstanding its almost interrupted train of woes, to be removed from his regiment, until his very life seemed o depend upon the step.

May his afflicted friends find consolation in the fact they have invested that in the government that will entitle them and theres to an eternal reversion of his choicest gifts.

Submitted by: Deanna French.