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Bond, Nathaniel

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 16th MA INF
Service: resident Westford, enl & m/i, Cpl, Co. C, 16th MA INF, 7/2/61, m/o 7/27/64

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VITALS

Birth: 12/29/1845, Unknown
Death: 03/31/1924

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 77901908

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/6/1893, VT; widow Mary J., 5/6/1924, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

WAS IN 22 BATTLES
Nat Bond, Well-Known Civil War Veteran, Died in Barre.

Nathaniel Bond, Civil war veteran and long-time resident of this city, passed away shortly after 11 o'clock yesterday at his home, 93 South Main street, following a general breakdown in health. The deceased was born in Nashua, N.H., Dec. 29,1843, son of Almon and Marion Bond, and his early life was passed in that town. Mr. Bond was a quarrier by trade and was until 12 years ago identified with establishments on the "hill." He was at one time employed as a foreman at the old white quarry and later spent 12 years with the Marr and Gordon firm and Barclay quarries. Following his retirement from the quarrying business, he was eight years employed in the local postoffice.

Fifty-six years ago Mr. Bond was united in marriage at West Concord, N.H.

At the time the Civil war broke out Mr. Bond was residing in Graniteville,Mass., and he promptly went to Boston and enlisted with the Union forces. He was assigned to the 16th Massachusetts regiment and was with Hooker's brigade throughout the rebellion. The Battle of Bull Run was the only was the only major engagement of the war that he missed in his three years and twenty-one days of service. Mr. Bond took part in twenty-two general engagements during his term of service and was never wounded although at one time during the war he was very ill.

Enlisting July 2, 1861, Mr. Bond participated in the following battles: Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Malvern Hill, Malvern Hill 2d, Kettle Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights, Kellys Ford, Payson Farm, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Old Church, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, among others. He was discharged from the service July 27, 1864. Following his discharge at the close of the war he took up the quarrying business, coming to Barre 37 years ago.

The deceased was a member of of the local Masonic order, belonging to the chapter, and he was a charter member of of the Commandery. He also belonged to Shrine in Montpelier. He was a charter member, with his wife, in the Eastern Star and a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs in Concord, N.H.

His interest in the Civil war days and his old comrades was always especially keen and he was for many years commander of the local post of the G.A.R. He always delighted in telling of the war period and was among those who attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg a few years ago.

Besides his wife, Mr. Bond is survived by three brothers, Captain Charles Bond of Bellingham county, Washington, Fred Bond of Auburn, N.Y., and George Bond of Hardwick.

A prayer service will be held from his late home Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock and funeral services will be held from the Universalist church at 1 o'clock. The Masonic service will also be given and the body taken to Elmwood cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, April 1, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.