Bissell, George M.
Age: 34, credited to Wardsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/1/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. H, 8th VT INF, red, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 1827, Stratton, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Wardsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 113333022
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Lucretia I., 7/23/1890, VT
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
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: Guber Collection off-site, 8th Vt. History off-site
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Fairview Cemetery, Wardsboro, VT
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From the 8th Regiment.
Headquarters 8th Reg. Vt. Vols.,
Camp Hubbard, near Thibadauxville, La.,
August 10, 1863.
Editor "Vermont Record:"
Within the past six months, our regiment has experienced a varied life, and has seen extreme hardships as our thinned ranks plainly show. When we started on the expedition up the Teche and Red River, the 14th of April, we numbered 700 men fit for duty. We arrived in this camp the first inst., with 207 men fit for service. The battle field, the cemeteries and the hospitals have the balance of the men.
As I from week to week read your paper, and see items of interest, of the valor of the Vermont troops, it sends a thrill of joy through me, to see no record of cowardice among our "brave Green Mountain Boys." I feel that it is no disgrace to be a Vermonter, for history has given, and is giving, us a proud place in passing events.
It appears the draft in Vermont is being gracefully submitted to. No riot or mob has dared to show itself. The majesty of the law is respected by the citizens of our beloved State. The "Nine Months' Men" have returned to their homes covered with military honors. -- All hail! Citizen soldiers; guard well your integrity, be an honor to all our free institutions, now and forever.
Friends at home should be faithful in writing to the soldiers. Nothing tends so much to keep the soldier from vices, that always exist in camp, as a good wholesome home feeling. Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of the soldier! write, -- yes, write often. Any items of home interest will interest us. A home paper is joyfully received, read, and passed round.
Geo. M. Bissell,
Co. H. Vt. Vols."
Source: Vermont Record, August 28, 1863:
Courtesy of Deb Light.