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French, Edward


Age: 0, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st USSS
Service: enl, Claremont, 9/6/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 1st US SS, 9/9/61, wdd, Petersburg, 6/19/64, d/wds, 7/7/64, Alexandria VA

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Birth: 11/23/1833, St. Johnsbury, VT
Death: 07/07/1864

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 43
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 108090708


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Lucia, 7/30/1864
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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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Death of Another St. Johnsbury Soldier

Edward French of Co. E, 1st regiment U. S. Sharpshooters, son of Hon. A.L. French of this town, died in hospital at Alexandria, July 7. He was wounded on skirmish line June 17, a minie ball passing through the upper part of the thigh, crushing the bone. He was 30 years old, and leaves a wife at Claremont, N.H., from which town he enlisted. His friends at home did not hear of his being wounded till July 2, and then they were informed that he was comfortable. Judge French immediately started for Washington, but his son died before he reached the hospital. He returned with his embalmed body on Tuesday P.M. and appropriate funeral services were held at the North Church at 3 o'clock Wednesday. This is the second time death has entered this family during the campaign Capt. Carpenter of the 4th regiment, a brother-in-law of young French, being killed in the Wilderness in the first battle after the army reached the Rapidan. The doubly afflicted family has the sympathies of our whole community.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, July 15, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.