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Gorman, Edward

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Franklin, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/12/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. F, 10th VT INF, dsrtd 10/3/63, rtnd 10/25/64, m/o 7/10/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/04/1837, Scotland
Death: 04/15/1914

Burial: St. Monica Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: 312
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95592653

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/15/1879; widow Elizabeth, 5/27/1914, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Monica Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Biography

EDWARD GORMAN volunteered from the town of Franklin and joined the Highgate company September 11th, 1862, the day we elected company officers. His age was 22 and a single man. Was born in Scotland in 1840, but came to this country when a lad. I do not recall but little about Gorman, I know he remained with the company and participated in the battle of Gettysburg. I recall the fact of his being in the battle line on the third day. He was with us on the march in the pursuit of General Lee and his army to Frederick City and to Monocacy Junction where we took the cars for Baltimore on our way home to Vermont. He was mustered out with the regiment and returned to Franklin, his home. He re-enlisted into Company F, Tenth Vermont Regiment, December 12th, 1863, and was mustered out with this regiment at the close of the war. I have seen him occasionally. He has lived most of the time out of the state. His liome is in Boston, Mass. I have not been able to get any reply to letters addressed to him. My understanding is that he is still living. He attended our reunion in 1908. BELDIN A. GREENSLIT was from the town of Franklin, and Joined the HIghgate Company the day we were Ľorganized, September 11th, 1862. He was at this time 26 years of age and a married man and occupation a farmer. He was horn in Ohio in 1836. He was a fleshy, solid built fellow and in his way was quite well informed. Greenslit was an active man, and generally on hand to do his share of duty. He did not mingle as freely with the boys as some, and I do not recall much concerning him. He returned and was mustered out with the regiment and went to his home in Franklin, Vt., where he resided for a time. He had a roving disposition and was not long satisfied in any one place. I saw him occasionally up to 1870, since which time I have not seen him or known of his place of residence. He moved to Massachusetts and there died, but have not been able to obtain facts concerning the cause or date of death.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 724

Obituary

St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 23, 1914

Death of Edward Gorman

A Barre dispatch says: "Edward Gorman, a Civil War veteran, died at his home in Barre April 15, after a three months illness with Bright's disease. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, and a brother. Mr. Gorman was born in Ireland May 4, 1837. At the age of 17 years he came to America and settled in Franklin. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company K, 13th Vt. Vols., and served for nine months, after which he enlisted in Company F, 10th Vt. Vols., and served until the end of the war. He was in the customs service at St. Albans for many years and helped organize a G.A.R post."

EDWARD GORMAN'S FUNERAL.

Was Held at St. Monica's Church This Forenoon.

Funeral services for Edward Gorman, a veteran of the Civil war and a well known resident of Barre, whose death at his home, 22 Cliff street, Wednesday forenoon followed a long illness of Bright's disease, was held at St. Monica's church this forenoon at 9 o'clock. A solemn high mass of requiem was said by the pastor, Rev. P.M. McKenna. St. Monica's choir sang during the services. The bearers, four long-time friends of the deceased, were as follows: John J. Hartigan, John O'Leary, Patrick Brown, James E. Carroll, James Brown and George W. Lander. There was a profusion of flowers. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery on Beckley street.

Source: Barre Times, April 17, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.