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Bishop, George Hubbard

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 52nd IL INF
Service: 52nd IL INF

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VITALS

Birth: 04/20/1845, Burlington, VT
Death: 10/26/1919

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 181976457

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/32/1888, VT; widow Clara M., 11/1/1919, 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

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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

"LIBBY PRISON" VETERAN DEAD
George H. Bishop Received Such Treatment Parents Did Not Know Him.

George Hubbard Bishop, who for 29 years had been suffering from treatment received in Libby prison during the Civil war and who for the past three years had been confined to his bed, died at his home, 167 Washington street, yesterday morning at 3:45. Not since the Currier block on North Main street was erected had he been able to work. The he aided in erecting this building, for he was a brick mason by trade. After that work he gradually became in poorer health, which for seven years had kept him entirely to his home.

Fired with the spirit of '61, he joined the 52d Illinois Volunteer infantry under Col. Jerome D. Davis. His regiment took active part in the battle of Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, siege of Corinth, Little Bear Creek, Ala., and many others, most important of which was Sherman's march to the west. He was captured and held prisoner at Libby prison for four months and when he was released and honorably discharged from the service for faithful and meritorious service he was so changed his parents Mr. And Mrs. Seth C. Bishop, did not recognize him.

Partially recovering, he came to Montpelier to work and on Oct. 29, 1870, was united in marriage to Miss Clara M. Rice of that city. From this union the following children were born: Mrs. W. F. Mann of Barre, William A. Bishop of St. Johnsbury, and Clarence F. R, of Barre. He also leaves besides his wife a sister, Mrs. Carrie Dedrich of Irving, Kan.

Mr. Bishop was born in Burlington 73 years, five months and six days ago. He remained in Burlington until 14 years of age and then moved to Illinois. He had lived in Barre and Montpelier ever since 1870, in the former city the greater part of that time. Whenever able he always attended the annual meetings of the Washington County Veteran's Association held each year at Dewey park.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, with Dr. F. L. Goodspeed and Rev. B. Partially recovering, he came to Montpelier to work and on Oct. 29, 1870, was united in marriage to Miss Clara M. Rice of that city. From this union the following children were born: Mrs. W. F. Mann of Barre, William A. Bishop of St. Johnsbury, and Clarence F. R, of Barre. He also leaves besides his wife a sister, Mrs. Carrie Dedrich of Irving, Kan.

G. Lipsky presiding over the services. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 27, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.