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Douse, George M. D.


Age: 18, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/5/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 10th VT INF, wdd, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63, wdd, Monocacy, 7/9/64, m/o 6/6/65

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Birth: 10/15/1845, Barnet, VT
Death: 11/25/1917

Burial: Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT
Marker/Plot: 169
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Francis Guber
Findagrave Memorial #: 120981126


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/13/1865
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: See the National Parks story about George at Monocacy, A Soldier's Story, recommended by Deb Light.


Great Grandfather of Jeremy Douse, Fort Collins, CO

Great Grandfather of James Jennings, South Burlington, VT

Great Grandfather of Judith A. Barber, Bedford, MA

Great Grandfather of David Douse, Hinesburg, VT

Great Grandfather of Richard Douse, Manassas, VA

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Peacham Corner Cemetery, Peacham, VT

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The Passing of George Douse, A Civil War Veteran.

On Sunday, Nov. 25, a week and a day after the death of his wife, George Douse, a veteran of the Civil War, passed to his rest at his home in Peacham. Mr. Douse was taken ill with an attack of pneumonia just previous to his wife's death. An unusually sound constitution gave hopes of recovery but weakness of the heart supervened with fatal results. Mr. Douse was born in Barnet Oct. 15, 1845. His parents, George Douse and Katherine Mason Douse, moved to Peacham just before the Civil War, taking up their home on the farm now occupied by Mrs. Phoebe Young. With the breaking out of the war his father enlisted, but later on account of home responsibilities, gave place to his son, George, then 16 years of age. The enlistment was with the 10th Vermont Regiment, Company A, with which Mr. Douse served for three years. He was severely wounded in the battle of Monocacy and left for death, but after three days made his way to his own lines and recovered so as to return oth narks (Sic - probably 'to the ranks'). He was wounded again in the battle of Cold Harbor, and carried the bullet in his thigh until within a few years, when a reopening of the wound made its removal necessary. He was united in marriage April 29, 1869, with Miss Abbie Miner. Of the 12 children born to them 10 are living, and were able to be present at the house service for the burial of both parents. They are Mrs. G. E. Emery, Marshfield; Mrs. L. L. Dick, Sharon, Mass.; Lewis Douse, East Peacham; C. E. Douse, Boston; Mrs. Edgar Comstock, Plainfield; Pliny Douse, Peacham; Ernest Douse, Corbin Park, N. H.; Miss Lilla ouse (sic), St. Johnsbury, and Elson Douse, Peacham. The funeral took place on Wednesday, Nov. 28, a prayer service being held at the house at 1 o'clock, and a service at the Congregational church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. A. Carlson, was held at 2 o'clock p. m. The burial service of the Grand Army of the Republic was rendered at the cuhrch (sic) at the conclusion of the regular service, by the members of Stevens Post No. 47. Mr Douse was a man of modest disposition and inveterate cheerfulness. The long and wearing illness of his wife no doubt contributed to the condition which induced his own final illness. He was able to minister to her until the end and then went to his rest in the fullness of time. He was a member of Congregational church and a good neighbor and friend and passed with the sincere respect of the community.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, 5 Dec 1917
Courtesy of Deb Light