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Elwell, Peter Adams


Age: 23, credited to Glastenbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/18/64, m/i 8/18/64, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 7/31/65

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Birth: 12/29/1839, Shaftsbury, VT
Death: 03/04/1923

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Section C Lot 9 Grave 7A
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 57926681


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/1/1879
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: His wife's information is engraved on the stone, however, there is nothing engraved for Peter A Elwell. His burial at this location is included on a list of veterans buried in Shaftsbury, and includes the plot info at Maple Hill Cemetery.


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Maple Hill Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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PETER A. ELWELL Civil War Veteran Died Sunday at the Soldiers’ Home

Peter A. Elwell, a civil war veteran, died Sunday afternoon at the soldiers’ home. He was in his 84th year.

The deceased was a member of the 2nd battery of the Vermont light artillery, the only light artillery from Vermont participating in the Civil war. He enlisted August 18, 1864, and was discharged July 31, 1865.

He had been an inmate at the home for the past ten years. Due to the poor condition of his health he spent the last six years in the home hospital.

The deceased is survived by one son, Oscar Elwell of Shaftsbury. The funeral will be held from the Walbridge undertaking rooms Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The body will be placed in the vault at the Old Bennington cemetery.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, March 5, 1923.


The remains of Peter Elwell were removed from the vault in Bennington and placed in the family lot on Maple Hill.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, May 24, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.