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Munn, Ira Gray
Age: 0, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 12th US INF
Service: enl, Pvt, Co. H, 12th US INF, 11/15/61, tr to Co. G, 2/1/63, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63 (gsw, rt forearm), wdd, Weldon Railroad, pow, escaped, m/o 11/15/64
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Birth: 12/01/1842, Stowe, VT
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54485335
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/26/1866
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
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: Died in Rochester, VT
Great Grandfather of Garwood Munn, Bloomingdale,NY
Great Grandfather of Christopher Munn, Peru, NY
Great Grandfather of Matthew M. Munn, Morrisonville, NY
3rd Great Grandfather of Linda Boardman, South Burlington, VT
2nd Great Grandfather of Ray Scollin, Saranac Lake, NY
2nd Great Grandfather of Teresa Munn, Tucson, AZ
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Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
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NEWS & CITIZEN: MARCH 3, 1913
DEATH OF IRA MUNN
The community was shocked to learn of the death of Ira Munn, last Wednesday morning, after a three days' sickness from pneumonia. Mr. Munn had, with his sister, Mrs. Theodocia Clair, gone to visit a cousin, Mrs. Stockwell, in Rochester. Two days after they arrived in Rochester, Mr. Munn and Mrs. Clair were both stricken with pneumonia, Mr. Munn dying at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Mrs. Clair lingering until Monday morning. Mr. Munn was 73 years years of age, and was the son of Deacon Joseph Munn. He had an excellent war record, having served three years in the U.S. regulars, participating in twelve battles, and being twice wounded. He is survived by five children: Mrs. F.C. Boardman of Stowe, Mrs. Dr. Bugbee of Waterbury, and three sons, Albert, Will, and Matt of Saranac Lake, N.Y. All were present at the funeral.
The funeral was held from St. Andrews Church, Waterbury, Sunday afternoon. The Rev. D. E. Coffey officiated, and D. T. Harvey was in charge. Mr. Tiebault sang a solo, the regular choir assisting. The bearers were his relatives: A. B. Munn, W. J. Munn, and M. M. Munn from Saranac Lake, N.Y., Stafford Boardman of Winooski, Fred Boardman of Stowe, and Dr. C. M. Barber of Waterbury. The H. H. Smith Grand Army Post of Stowe came in a body, and with members of the Center Post, and also the one at Waterbury sounded taps at the grave. The Womans Relief Ciops also attended. The burial was at the [Holy Cross] cemetery at Duxbury Corners.
Among those present were Walter Bigelow of St. Johnsbury, Mr. & Mrs William and Frank Cooley of Montpelier, Mr. &. Mrs. A. H. Cheney, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Stafford, Mr. &. Mrs. William Ayers, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Straw, Mr.&. Mrs, F. O. Wells, Miss Jennie Wells, and Felix Wells of Stowe. About 20 members of H. H. Smith Post, and Woman's Relief Corps, and relatives & friends in the number of 50 went by special car.
From the history of Stowe, in Abby Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer, vol. 2:
IRA MUNN, born in Stowe, enlisted in Nov. 15, '61; age 19; mustered in Co. H, 12th U. S. Inf., soon after; Feb. 1, '63, transferred to Co. G; at battle of Gettysburg, slightly wounded with a minnie ball in the right fore arm, and at Weldon railroad with a piece of shell in the head, taken prisoner but soon escaped; reports he was in 12 battles with his regiment, having served 3 years; discharged Nov. 15, '64; received $100 bounty.
Obituary courtesy of: Deanna French; war-time and post-war photographs courtesy of Teresa Munn, Ira's second great-granddaughter.
Webmaster's note: Ira Munn was post commander of H. H. Smith G.A.R. Post #19, Stowe, at least in 1886. Also, the battle of Weldon Railroad mentioned was not the 23-24 June battle in which so many Vermonters were casualties, but a later one, on 18-21 August, in which the 12th US Infantry participated.