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Gilson, Edward P.


Age: 19, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, PVT, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61; pow, Bull Run, 7/21/61, d/prison, 8/13/61, Richmond VA

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Birth: 1842, Guilford, VT
Death: 10/12/1861

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 18191566

Cenotaph: East Putney Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Parker Plot
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 17864558


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Mary Simonds, 7/28/1890, VT
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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Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, VT

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Cenotaph/Monument in East Putney Cemetery

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LETTER FROM A PRISONER - From a private letter written by Corporal Charles B. Rice of Company C, 2nd Vermont Regiment, and dated at Richmond, Va., Nov. 11th, we learn that Private Edward P. Gilson of the same company, died at the General Hospital at Richmond, Oct. 12. He had been sick a long time with dysentery and was a very low spirited which helped to shorten his days.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, December 5, 1861
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.