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Age: 21, credited to Starksboro, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/64, m/i 8/31/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 7/23/65
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Birth: 03/23/1833, Starksboro, VT
Burial: Maple Cemetery, Lincoln, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 67711092
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/20/1879
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Maple Cemetery, Lincoln, VT
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Joseph Colby, 83 years of age, died at the home of his son, Dr. B. D. Colby in Sudbury last Tuesday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock. He was born in Lincoln, the son of Stephen G. And Charlotte (Gove) Colby. He was a farmer and lived in Lincoln until 25 years ago, when he came to live with his son. He was a veteran of the Civil war and served in the Ninth Vermont regiment, company C, and was a member of Roberts Post, G.A.R., of Rutland. Walter A. Colby, of West Lincoln and several nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be held at the house Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Walter Thorpe officiating. The body will be taken to Lincoln where services will be held in the afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Union church. Burial will be in the Lincoln cemetery.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, December 23, 1926
LINCOLN, Dec. 31. - The funeral of Joseph Colby was held Friday afternoon at the Baptist church, with burial in Maple cemetery. Mr. Colby was a resident of this town until about 24 years ago when he went to live with his son, Dr. B. D. Colby of Sudbury, where he has since made his home. He was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting from this town. His wife, Mrs. Ann Colby, died over twenty years ago. Mr. Colby is survived by his son, Dr. B. D. Colby of Sudbury, one brother, Walter Colby of this town and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jane Merrill also of this town.
Source: Burlington Daily News, December 31, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.