Age: 27, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/8/63, m/i 12/9/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: abt 1836, Canada
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: See Remarks
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: Don't know why, but he has conflicting pension index cards: 1) 7/30/1890, VT, not approved, and 2) 4/26/1883 in IA, approved. We will investigate.
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
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Richard Collette, who lived in the basement of Andrew Bessett's house, River street, was found dead on his bed last Tuesday morning. He had not been seen since Saturday evening, but as he frequently absented himself a day or two no attention was paid to his absence until Tuesday morning when his lifeless body was discovered through a window. He was a great sufferer from rheumatism, and death was probably caused by rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Collette was 67 years old and a pensioner of the late civil war. He is survived by three sons - one at Enosburgh Falls and two in Chicago.
Source: Richford Journal and Gazette, 19 Oct 1900.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.