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Bullard, Edgar Nelson
Age: 24, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, CPL, Co. A, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 1LT, Co. F, 7th VT INF, 8/28/62 (9/25/62), pr CPT, 8/28/62, pr MAJ, 6/29/65 (8/5/65), pr LTC, 9/1/65 (10/13/65), m/o 4/14/66 as MAJ
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Birth: 03/13/1837, Swanton, VT
Burial: Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 20486211
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/27/1891, VT; widow Jane E., 7/17/1911, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT
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Death of Edgar N. Bullard after Long Illness
Major Edgar N. Bullard died Saturday forenoon having been confined to the home by failing health since last November. He was 74 years of age, was born in Swanton and always resided here with the exception of his army service during the Civil War. His father was Nelson Bullard, a native of this place, and his mother was Fanny Lasalle of St. Albans. Major Bullard was appointed deputy collector of customs at Swanton by Collector Smalley in 1885, during President Cleveland’s first administration, holding the position until the election of Benjamin Harrison. Upon President Cleveland’s second election he was reappointed in the customs service and had served continuously since then. Mr. Bullard enlisted in Co. A, 1st Vermont, going out as corporal and serving three months, being mustered in May 2, 1861 and mustered out in August 15. He re-enlisted in Company F, 7th Vermont, February 12, 1862, going out as first lieutenant. He was promoted captain August 29, 1862, and major August 29, 1865. He was mustered out of the service April, 1866. Major Bullard was a member of Post Jewett, G.A.R., of Seventy-Six Lodge, F. & A. M., and of Lafayette commandery, Knights Templar of St. Albans. The funeral will be held at the house this afternoon at 2:30 with Masonic escort to the cemetery, where the short Masonic burial service will be observed. He leaves a wife.
Source: Burlington Free Press, May 15, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.