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Bidwell, Emory Smith


Age: 20, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, captured while on picket, d/hanging by guerillas, 10/7/64

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Birth: 06/08/1844, Starksboro, VT
Death: 10/07/1864

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40836178


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father Sedgwick W., 4/8/1878
Portrait?: Tyler Bergeron
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


Cousin of Elizabeth Hansen, Woodbury, VT

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Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Emory S. Bidwell

Epitaph on a memorial in Prospect Cemetery, East Middlebury:

Not Here!
In memoriam
Emory S. Bidwell
of Co. B 5th Regt VT Vols
Born June 8 1844
Enlisted Sept 5 1861
Reenlisted Dec 16 1863
Wounded at the Battle of the
Wilderness May 5. A Rebel Prisoner
20 Days. Hung by
Mosby Guerillas
Oct. 5 1864."

Contributed by Tyler Bergeron.

(It was actually 7 October).

Also murdered on that day, Private Frank Conley, and Private Alva Barlow, of the same company. They were captured while on picket duty.

Epitaph and photograph contributed by Tyler Bergeron.