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Briggs, Eli


Age: 18, credited to Searsburg, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 12/06/1843, Stamford, VT
Death: 01/15/1924

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 79198000


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/20/1894, VT; widow Martha, 2/1/1924, VT
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


Great Grandfather of Robert Amidon, Phoenix, AZ

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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Eli Briggs

Bennington Banner

Tues. Jan. 15, 1924


Old Civil War Veteran Passes away This Morning

Eli Briggs, aged 80 years, a Civil war veteran, died this morning at 2 o'clock at his home on Beech street. Mr. Briggs had been ill for about ten weeks.

He was born in Stamford in 1843. for over thirty years he had been a resident of Bennington. Before his retirement from active life Mr. Briggs was engaged in the lumbering business and was also a teamster. For a long time he attended the Baptist church and also the Grand Army lodge of which he was a faithful member. His marriage to Miss Martha Mallory of Woodford took place 56 years ago.

Besides Mrs. Briggs are surviving three sons, Ernest Charles and Edward Briggs all of Bennington, and three daughters, Mrs. F.M. Paddock, and Mrs. Stella Higgins of Bennington, and Mrs. E.T. Nolan of Pittsfield. There are also six grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the house Friday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. W.G. Towart will officiate. Burial will be in the village cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.