Bonett, George W.
Age: 22, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 6/1/62, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pr SGT 11/1/62, comn 1LT, 6/26/64 (7/10/64), pr CPT, Co. A, 10/18/64 (11/4/64), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, Bvt MAJ 4/2/65, for gallantry at Petersburg, m/o 7/11/65
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Birth: 08/19/1839, Waterford, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 119718114
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/22/1877; widow Nancy J., 2/6/1908, VT
Portrait?: Italo Collection, 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: The only inscription on the stone is for their son, Albert.
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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George W. Bonnett
THE CALEDONIAN: AUGUST 2, 1861
We are permitted to copy the following letter from a member of Company G, 3d Regiment
BALTIMORE: JULY 26,
As I have some spare time before leaving Baltimore, I will improve it by writing a few lines home. I am very tired having had but little rest since we left St. Johnsbury. You have no idea what a reception we met with on our way. All along the route until after we were out of Pennsylvania, and in many places since, the people were not only out at all the stations in large numbers, but at every house we passed they were out cheering.
We stopped at Bellows Falls and had refreshments served out to us, and also at Brattleboro. God Bless the Brattleboro people. They will ever be remembered by the men of the Vermont 3d Regiment. They not only gave us all we could possibly eat there but filled our haversacks, and with a "Good-bye --- God Bless you, and bring you safely home." we left. Such demonstration can but be remembered.
We stopped at Springfield, Mass., and had more refreshments and words of good cheer. Arrived at Hartford, Conn. At 8 P.M.; stopped but a few minutes, and then proceeded to new haven. Took the boat (Elm City), at New Haven at 11P.M, but did not get started ‘till 2 o'clock the next morning --- Slept but very little as everything was was all bustle and confusion. We arrived at Jersey City at 6 A.M. and left at 4 P.M., arriving at Philadelphia at 10 P.M., and there we were the gusts of the Union people of the city. We were met and escorted to a large tent, on which was printed in large letters "Hot Coffee and REFRESHMENTS free for the UNIO VOLUNTEERS. Can never forget them.
Will tell you more in my next. I cannot give particulars in this as I have no time--- We left Philadelphia about 2 the next morning bound for Baltimore, where we arrived about noon. Met four or five regiments going home. It is now 8 P.M., and we leave soon for Washington, our immediate destination.
Yours & c,
Submitted by Deanna French.Wed, Jan 22, 1908 – 8 · St. Johnsbury Republican (St. Johnsbury, Vermont) · Newspapers.com
Courtesy of Ray Lambert