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Bolster, Alfred

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 31, credited to Landgrove, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/23/1832, Mount Tabor, VT
Death: 09/27/1912

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wallingford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/12/1889, VT; widow Amy M., 10/5/1912, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Marilyn Bolster Zimmer, East Moline, IL

2nd Great Grandfather of Patricia Bolster, San jose, CA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Maple Grove Cemetery, Wallingford, VT

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Obituary

Aged Resident is survived by relatives here -- Civil War Vet

Alfred Bolster, 81 years old died at his home No. 24 West street yesterday morning at 2:00 o'clock of disease due to old age. Mr. Bolster was born in Londonderry September 23, 1831. He was a veteran of the Civil War serving for nine months in Co. E 16th Vermont volunteers and charter member of the Kearney post G.A. R. Mr Bolster is survived by his wife and five sons, Clarence J. of Saratoga NY, William of Rock Island, IL, Frank O. and Eugene A. of East Wallingford and three daughters, Mrs. Romaine Taylor of Weston and Mrs. D. J. Filaltrault and Mrs D. E Kent of this city. Mr Bolster was twice married. He has been a resident of Rutland for years.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Baptist Church at East Wallingford. Prayers will be offered at the house at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning.


Alfred Bolster was in the 16th VT and was at Gettysburg. He was a Nine Monther as Lincoln called for more troops from each state in 1862. Vermont had many of the younger men already in the war and were not eager to send the remaining men off. However, they did go.

The family story of Alfred Bolster is that he was wounded in the leg at Gettysburg. His company was one of those on the angle facing Pickett's charge. The family always said he could never work again and he did receive a pension. Vermont had large pensions compared to other states. My ancestor from IA received $20.00 a month; my MN one received $30.00 and Vermont gave $40.00.

The Nine monthers were mustered out nine months to the day they were mustered in. Alfred returned home to find his wife dying of Diptheria. He had 4 small children at the time ages 1- to 4. His wife was Caroline Cox and she was the daughter of Abigail Abbott and Ebenezer Farnsworth. He married again to Amy Wells Carley and had four more children. I think his 2nd wife may had been a Millener. My cousin has a picture or a Family Reunion held at Rutland in about 1904/5.


Military Record: BOLSTER, ALFRED, credited to Landgrove; enlisted 8/29/1862, mustered in Co. C, 16th Vemront Infantry, 10/23/1862; mustered out 8/10/1863.

Sources: Rutland Herald, 9/28/1912.
Revised Roster, p. 554.

Contributed by: Marilyn Bolster Zimmer, Alfred's great-granddaughter.