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Blood, Artemas A.


Age: 25, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 03/09/1837, Windham, VT
Death: 05/11/1899

Burial: South Windham Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 118721641


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1880
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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South Windham Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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Artemas A. Blood died Thursday evening, May 11, aged 62 years, 2 months and 2 days. He had been a sufferer from a heart trouble for several years, and had a long and painful illness the winter of '98, but rallied when warm weather came, so that during the summer and fall he did much of the work on a small farm. Cold weather brought back the trouble in a more aggravated form, which, in short time developed into dropsy, and for two months he was confined to his room, and for two of the last three to a chair, as he could not lie down. He hoped until the last that he might recover to enjoy his pleasant home. He was as cheerful and patient as one could be under such terrible suffering.

Most of his life has been spent in this and adjoining towns. He was a member of Co. E., 16th Vermont Volunteers, and did his country faithful service. His health was very much broken during the service, and a serious illness followed his return home.

He was a quiet, but true to his sense of right at all times, one ever ready to extend a helping hand to any, however low or needy. A good life ended on earth, but yet it may not be, for his memory may influence others to a more noble strife with evil in the world.

He had been a member of the Baptist church in South Windham for 30 years, and the burial services were held at that place, where many gathered to pay a tribute of respect to a neighbor and brother. He was a member of the Abbott Pose, G.A.R., and they, with comrades from Townshend, were present, and assisted in the last sad service.

He was the sixth of eight children, only two youngest being left, a brother Arthur A. Blood, and sister Mrs. A. B. Metcalf. He was never married, and was the home boy that cared for his parents in their last days, giving loving, patient service, which perhaps, in some measures, was returned to him during his last illness.

M. F. Hardy, of this village, assisted by Mr. Buckingtom, of South Windham, were the officiating clergymen.

The friends would extend thanks to any and all who rendered kindnesses for the many beautiful flowers, As ye have meter, so may you all receive measure.

Source: Bellows Falls Times, May 20, 1899
Courtesy of Deanna French