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Eells, Isaac Landon


Age: 27, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/16/61, CPL, Co. F, 5th VT INF, pr SGT, pr CSSGT, 5/1/63, reen 12/15/63, comn 2LT, Co. A (and acting RQM) 4/5/64, pr QM, 5/16/64 (7/12/64), m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 10/21/1833, Cornwall, VT
Death: 02/10/1923

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 194
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/10/1890
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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


3rd Great Granduncle of Kenneth Berry, Baltimore, MD

2nd Great Granduncle of Alan R. Walker, Magnolia, TX

2nd Great Grandfather of Janet C. Findley, Orlando, FL

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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Was Civil War Veteran With Proud Record of Active Service

Isaac Landon Eells, a Civil War veteran in his 90th year, died Saturday, February 10, at his home on North Pleasant street.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral parlors of A. J. Blackmer, Rev. S.H. Barnum of Weybridge officiating. The bearers were J.C. Eells, T. L. Eells, J. H. Howe, J. H. Fletcher, George Eells and Amos Wilson. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, some sent by members of the Russell Post, G.A.R. The ladies of the G.A.R. took part in the funeral service. Burial was in the West cemetery.

Mr. Eells was born in Cornwall, October 21, 1833, the son of John and Lucinda Landon Eells. At the time of the Civil war he enlisted as a private in Company F, 5th Vermont regiment and served until the end of the war. He was made corporal soon after enlistment and promoted to sergeant and Orderly sergeant.

Gets Lieutenant Commission

Later Sergeant Eells received commission as second lieutenant, and was soon promoted to First Lieutenant, serving on General L.A. Grant's staff for about a year. Finally he was promoted to the grade of Regimental; Quartermaster, serving in that capacity until mustered out of service. He was a member of W.P. Russell Post, No. 89, G.A.R., of Middlebury.

Mr. Eels is survived by three sons, J.C. Eells of Rochester, T.L. Eells of Cornwall and W.W. Eells of Worcester; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Howe and Mrs. James Fletcher of Bridport and one half-brother, Gilbert Lane of Washington, Vt.

Source: Middlebury Register, February 16, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.