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Piper, Aaron John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Salisbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 12/12/61, m/i 2/12/62, CPL, Co. C, 7th VT INF, wdd, 8/5/62, dis/wds, 9/13/62

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VITALS

Birth: 04/24/1840, Salisbury, VT
Death: 05/24/1902

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 36545560

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/22/1862; widow Adelpha, H., 6/24/1902, 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

3rd Great Granduncle of Barry Whitney, Brandon, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Obituary

Aaron J. Piper, a long-time resident and prominent business man of Middlebury, died May 24. Mr. Piper was born in Salisbury 64 years ago. He enlisted in Co. C, 7th Vt. Vol., Dec. 12, 1861, and served with his regiment until Sept. 13, 1862, when he was honorably discharged, having lost an arm at the battle of Baton Rouge, La. His experience there was peculiar and showed the characteristics and courage of the man. He was pronounced dead by the surgeon and put in the dead house, but during the night regained consciousness, crawled from under the pile of bodies, reported to the doctors, and insisted upon an operation. The arm was amputated at the shoulder, and Mr. Piper returned home to an active and useful life.

Source: Bethel Courier, June 5, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.