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Lawrence, George S.
Age: 22, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/17/64, m/i 8/17/64, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, wdd, Petersburg, 3/25/65, dis/dsb 7/19/65
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Birth: 1840, Vermont
Burial: Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 164960888
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1866; widow Almina, 5/23/1892, minor, 7/9/1894, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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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Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
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GEORGE S. LAWRENCE was one of the Middlesex brave volunteers that enrolled on September 15, 1862, and joined Company C. His age at this date was 22. He was a robust, fine appearing young man and by his officers and associates considered well fitted for the arduous duties of a soldier in active warfare. He served with credit and returned with honor and heroism in battle. His patriotic heart led him to enlist into the Second Vermont Regiment in the summer of 1864 and became a member of Company D, where he dis- played unusual bravery in the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, and Peters- burg, Va., March 25, 1865, in both of which battles he was wounded, and in one quite seriously. Was discharged July 19, 1865. He returned home after the war with a record that demonstrated he was one of the valiant sons of the Green Mountain State. He died April 29, 1892, at Middlesex, Vt., and was buried in the Lewis cemetery of that town. His comrades and acquaintances were ever proud of him as a soldier and citizen, and sincerely mourn his loss and sympathize with relatives and friends. His death was too soon for only 50. For one who had served so well it is a pity that he could not have enjoyed the blessings of victory longer. It is not for us to reason why not. His pictures will be seen on page 186.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 501
The funeral of George Lawrence, aged 52, of Shady Hill, is to be held at 10 a. m., today (Monday).
Source: Burlington Free Press, May 2, 1892.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.