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Elder, John Bates


Age: 17, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 29th ME INF
Service: enl 12/12/63, Pvt, Co. I, 29th ME INF, m/o 5/31/65

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Birth: 08/1844, Maine
Death: 12/23/1919

Burial: Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not found
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 26704635


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/21/1892, MA
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: ALL records say John, despite use of James in obituary.


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Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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Pension Record Index Card



James B. Elder [sic], Civil War Veteran, Died Tuesday - Aged 75.

James Bates Elder, a veteran of the Civil war, who has been making his home for some time with T. A. McCall, at the west end, passed away last Tuesday morning, aged 75 years. The remains were taken to Colchester on Wednesday morning for burial. Mr. Elder was born in Augusta, Me., in October, 1841. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. McCall.

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

Elder was living in Ward 5, Springfield, MA, in 1890 (1890 Census Special Schedule for Veterans and Widows).