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Carrigan, James B.


Age: 17, credited to Poultney, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/8/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 1/29/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 1845, Poultney, VT
Death: 04/30/1923

Burial: Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 23647728


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1879; widow Catherine R., 6/20/1923, VT
Portrait?: Poultney GAR Collection
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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James B. Carrigan of Poultney Dies at 79
Was Retired Furniture Dealer, bank Director and Former Representative.

Poultney, April 30. - James B. Carrigan, representative to the Legislature from Poultney in1914, director of the Citizens' National bank and retired undertaker and furniture dealer, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon of pneumonia.

Mr. Carrigan was born in Poultney 79 years ago. He enlisted on May 27, 1861, in company B, second Vermont regiment of the Civil war and was discharged on June 29, 1864, with the rank of corporal, having been wounded.

He began his career in the furniture business at Hartford, N.Y., soon after the war, coming to Poultney in 1883 to open a similar store, also taking up the undertaking business. In July, 1908, he took as a partner, Harold H. Rawson, who took over the entire business five years later.

Mr. Carrigan was twice married. His first wife, Sarah Daisy Carrigan, bore two children, William and Dot, who died in infancy. Mrs. Carrigan died in 1898. His second wife, Mrs. Kate Roberts Hass Carrigan, survives him.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 1, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.