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Nelson, Thomas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 44, credited to Ryegate, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, 6/11/61 (6/11/61), wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pr MAJ, 1/15/63 (2/2/63), m/o 7/27/64

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VITALS

Birth: 01/16/1816, Massachusetts
Death: 01/09/1888

Burial: Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 121711373

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/21/1865; widow Susan, 4/25/1888, VT
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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Granduncle of Rachel N. Baker, Ryegate, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT

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Obituary

Death of Major Thomas Nelson

Maj. Thomas Nelson of Ryegate died at his home in that town Monday, after an illness of several weeks. Maj. Nelson was widely known and had a host of friends all through this part of the country, and all will lament his death. He was a member of a family which has flourished for many years in Ryegate, and was born there in January, 1816, being thus seventy-two years of age at the time of his death. His education was limited to that afforded by the common schools. When the war broke, Maj. Nelson (though past the limit of age for military service) enlisted as a private, and was elected captain of Co. I, Third regiment Vermont volunteers, and was promoted to the rank of Major Jan. 1, 1863. His military career was one of distinguished credit and honor. Maj. Nelson represented Ryegate in the legislature in 1845 and again in 1886; and had served in all the more prominent town offices.

The funeral will be held at noon today and the bearers will be ex-Gov. Pingree, Maj. N. P. Bowman and Dr. G. B. Bullard.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, January 12, 1888.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.