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Lawrence, Leonard P.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 3/25/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, m/o 4/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/11/1838, Berlin, VT
Death: 12/20/1924

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 77735687

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/16/1887, VT; widow Ellen F., 12/31/1924, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

THREE YEARS IN CIVIL WAR
Leonard P. Lawrence, Who Died at Montpelier, Was Once Wounded

Leonard P. Lawrence, a veteran of the Civil war, aged 86, died at his home on Berlin street in Montpelier at 9:30 Saturday evening from a gradual breakdown of the system due to his age. He had been in failing health for a year or more. He was born in Montpelier Sept, 11, 1838, the son of Charles and Abagail (Reed) Lawrence and had spent most of his life in that city and vicinity. He was married on June 30, 1859, to Miss Ellen Spear of Montpelier, who survives him.

Mr. Lawrence enlisted as a private in Co. F, 2d regiment of Vermont volunteers, and was mustered into service April 12, 1862, serving in the Union army until the close of the Civil war. He belonged to the company commanded by Captain Francis V. Randall. It was in New York City during the draft riots ad later participated in many engagements with the army of the Potomac. Mr. Lawrence was in the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Cold Harbor. He was once wounded in the right knee by a piece of shell, but was able to return to duty and was honorably discharged April 14, 1863, by reason of the close of the war. He was a member of Brooks post, G. A. R., of Montpelier.

On his return from the army, Mr. Lawrence was employed for thirty years in the old Langdon flour mill in Montpelier. Later he was engaged in arming in the city and vicinity in company with his son, George R. Lawrence, retiring from active work some years ago. He had made his home at 74 Berlin street, Montpelier, for about thirty years.

Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Wilbur I., and George R. Lawrence, both of Montpelier, one granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Bedell, of Windsor, a brother, Warren Lawrence, of Barre, and several nephews.

The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

Source: Barre Daily Times, December 22, 1924.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.