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Champagne, Peter


Age: 24, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF, 1st US VET CORPS
Service: enl 1/10/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. C, 7th VT INF, m/o 8/30/64; enl 1/24/65, Hancock's 1st A.C., 4th Regt, Co. C, m/o 1/29/66

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Birth: 11/07/1837, Sainte-Elisabeth, Canada East
Death: 11/30/1903

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 119502385


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/4/1867; widow Ellen B., 1/19/1904, 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


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Well-Known Citizen, Politician and Solider of Middlebury

Middlebury, Nov. 30. - Peter Champagne, one of Middlebury’s old soldiers, died at his home just over Chipman Hill early Monday morning at the age of 66 years. Death resulted from a complication of diseases which originated during his army services. Mr. Champagne has suffered much.

He was born in St. Elizabeth, Que., November 7, 1836, and came to this town when about 16 years of age. He enlisted in the army when the Civil War broke out in Co. C, 7th Vt. Vol., and at the end of his time he reenlisted in Hancock’s Veteran corps and came out of the army much weakened in health having served in all three years and nine months. He was a man of unusually cheerful and genial disposition and had a wide circle of friends who will mourn his death. He engaged in various kinds of business after his return from the war, such as conducting a bakery, running a harness shop and the last few years keeping a tobacco store. For the last few months he has been unable to attend to any business whatever.

Mr. Champagne in his younger days was a very prominent man in politics and has held the office of village trustee for several terms. He was a noted fireman and was a member of the well known Fairmont Engine company of this village which took so many prizes at various contests. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and has held various offices in that society. He was a member of William P. Russell Post, G. A. R., No. 89, and in fact prominent in everything he had a hand in.

He is survived by a wife and two sons, Frank of Fitchburg, Mass., and George Champagne of this village, with whom he lived. The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s Church Wednesday morning at 9:30 and the interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 1, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.