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Gault, Jerome


Age: 20, credited to Arlington, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. C, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 12/28/63, m/i 12/28/63, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, pow 3/19/65, prld 3/26/65, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 10/12/1841, Jackson, NY
Death: 01/12/1918

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Arlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 67626934


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/27/1880
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: None


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Jerome Gault, who has been critically ill for the past two weeks at his home on School street died at one o'clock Friday morning. Mr. Gault was born in Jackson, N.Y., on October 12, 1841 and was the son of Joseph and Susan Welch Gault. When only a young boy he moved to Arlington with his parents and has always lived in town. On August 28th, 1862 he enlisted in Co. C, 14th Vermont and was mustered out of service on July 30th, 1863. This company was formed at Manchester. On December 28th, 1863 he enlisted in Co. G, 1st Vermont Cavalry. On March 19th, 1865 he was taken prisoner and was released on March 29th, 1865. Later he was transferred to Co. E. This was on June 1st, 1865. On August 9th, 1865 he was mustered out of service. He returned to Arlington and on December 5th, 1866 he married Miss Ellen Amelia Phillips, daughter of the late Charles and Mariette Dewey Phillips. Mrs. Gault died December 9th, 1910. Mr. Gault was a member of Dudley Post No. 28 holding the office as commander. Mr. Gault has many friends in town and when he was feeling well he was to be seen on the streets daily to assist those who were in sorrow and grief. He will be missed in his usual places where he was a frequent visitor and also in his house where he spent a good share of his time. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Walter Viault and Mrs. John Risdon, both of this town; also two granddaughters, Leon Viault and Helen Risdon and four grandsons, Jerome and Kenneth Viault and Walter and George Risdon. The funeral is to be held at the house on School street Sunday afternoon at 1:30. The services will be conducted by Rev. Mabel T. Winch of East Arlington, burial in the cemetery south of the village.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, January 19, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.