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Harper, Nelson


Age: 21, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 7/28/64, m/i 7/28/64, Pvt, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 7/31/65

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Birth: abt 1841, Canada
Death: 08/29/1887

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111760934


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/30/1880; widow Julia M., 9/2/1889, VT, not approved; minor, 3/10/1897, NH
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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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Enlisted from Williston, Vt., September 10, 1862, at the age of 21 years, as a private in Company F, 13th Vt. Vol. Inf. Mustered into the service October 10, 1862, and was on duty with the regiment until mustered out July 21, 1863. Again unlisted from Morristown, Vt., July 28, 1864 as a private in 2nd Vermont Battery. Light Artillery. Mustered out of service July 31, 1865. A member of Henry Post 27, G.A.R. Died at Chester, Vt., August 29, 1887.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 575



Nelson Harper, who has been sick for several months with heart disease, died Monday morning. His funeral was attended on Wednesday by Henry post, G. A. R., of which he was a member.

Source: Vermont Journal, September 3, 1887.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.