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Lake, Perry Jr.
Age: 18, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 10/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. H, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/19/63, m/i 10/7/63, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 8/1/64, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 05/28/1845, Swanton, VT
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95710977
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/28/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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PERRY LAKE volunteered from the town of Swanton, October 8th, 1862 at the age of 18, and joined Company H by transfer from Company K, and was mustered out with his regiment July 21st, 1863. Re-enlisted August 19th, 1863 into Company M, 1th Regt, Vt. Vols., at the age of 19; transferred to Company D January 24th, 1865 and mustered out August 25th, 1865. This comrade was a boisterous, voluble, uneven tempered young man, but was bold and fearless and made a good fighter.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 662
Bennington Evening Banner
Monday, June 17, 1918
Served Two Enlistments
Perry Lake Who Died Early This Morning at Vermont Soldiers' Home
Perry Lake Jr. died about midnight, June 15-16, at the Vermont Soldiers' Home. He was born at Swanton, May 28, 1845, and served two enlistments in the civil war. He first enlisted in Company H, 13th Vermont regiment and was mustered out July 21, 1863. In less than a month he re-enlisted in Company M of the 11th Vermont regiment and was mustered out Aug. 25, 1865.
His father, Perry Lake sr., who died about ten years ago, also served in the civil war, in the first Vermont Infantry and in the first Vermont cavalry.
Perry Lake, jr., first came to the home Nov. 28, 1913, but had not remained continually at the institution. The funeral will be held at the chapel Tuesday afternoon and the burial will be in the home cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
Image of soldiers' home contributed by Tom Boudreau