Bird, Elijah W.
Age: 23, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 1/6/64, PVT, Co. C, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 10/25/65, pr SGT 6/14/65, tr to Co. A, 6/13/65, comn 1LT 7/3/65 (7/20/65), m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 09/30/1840, New Haven, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40781176
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/5/1888, VT; widow Adaline L., 3/16/1905, VT
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)
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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Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
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Courtesy of Bernie Noble
E. W. Bird, who has been ill for some time, died at his home on North Pleasant street Wednesday morning at the age of 65 years. He is survived by a wife, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Eugenia Sperry and Ernest Bird of Spokane Falls, Wash., the latter being on his way here, and Miss Alice Bird and Harold Bird of this village. Mr. Bird was a veteran of the civil war and when in health was a very prominent G.A.R. man. For many years Mr. Bird was a business man in this village, being in the grocery and crockery business. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Dec. 15, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.