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Eldredge, James Edward


Age: 19, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, pow, Lee's Mills, 4/16/62, prld 5/11/62;; comn tr to 11th VT INF, Co. H, comn 2LT, 8/13/62 (9/3/62), pr 1LT, 9/5/62 (9/6/62), pr CPT 8/11/63 (8/19/63), Bvt MAJ, 9/19/64 for gallantry at Winchester Va, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, escaped 6/29/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, dis/wds, 1/10/65

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Birth: 08/18/1841, Warren, VT
Death: 08/10/1917

Burial: Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT
Marker/Plot: 12
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 18478960


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/20/1865; widow Eliza A., 9/25/1917, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
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

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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Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT

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The funeral of Captain J. E. Eldredge, a Civil War veteran, who died Friday evening at his summer home in Highgate Springs, was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, J. B. Eldredge. The funeral was in charge of Dillingham Post, of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Rev. Fraser Metzger of Randolph, where Captain Eldredge had lived for several years officiated. The burial was in the Warren cemetery. Captain Eldredge was born August 11, 1841 in Warren. He enlisted as a private in F company of the Third Vermont at the outbreak of the Civil War, was commissioned a second, and then a first lieutenant, captain, and major, the final promotion being made for his gallantry at Winchester, Virginia. Captain Eldredge was twice taken prisoner by the Confederates, being paroled once and escaping the second time. He was discharged in January, 1865 because of wounds. Captain Eldredge represented the town of Warren in the State Legislature of 1900. He was department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1902. For many years Captain Eldredge resided in Randolph, but moved here about two years ago. Much of the time he spent at his summer home at Highgate Springs. Mrs. Eldredge, who was before her marriage Miss Eliza A. Perkins of Warren, a son, J. B. Eldredge of this village and two grandsons, survive.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Aug. 16, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.