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Hunter, Israel


Age: 26, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 43rd USCI
Service: enl 2/15/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 43rd USCI, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 8" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)

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Birth: 1839, Benson, VT
Death: 04/11/1896

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: David & Gayle French
Findagrave Memorial #: 10498736


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Estalla, 9/15/1898, VT, not approved
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: Enlisted for the 54th MA INF, but not taken up on their roster


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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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Israel Hunter, 54 years old, died at his home in the east part of the town Friday last, having been ill for the past year with dropsy. Israel enlisted in the 54th colored regiment at the opening of the civil war. He was afterwards transferred to the 43rd and was in several battles and had severe experience in rebel prisons and a hard tussle with yellow fever. Since the war he has resided mostly in this town. Rev. Mr. Appleman conducted religious services for him Sunday and the burial was in the Castleton cemetery.

Source: The Vermont Record, 17 Apr 1896
Transcribed by Deanna French