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Nye, Lucius S.


Age: 23, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 2/28/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, pr CPL, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 4/23/65

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Birth: 1838, Irasburgh, VT
Death: 06/11/1914

Burial: Village Cemetery, Coventry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/29/1865; widow Irene A., 7/2/1914, VT
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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Melinda Nye, Whitehouse Station, NJ

2nd Great Grandfather of Scott Nye, Spokane, WA

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Village Cemetery, Coventry, VT

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Lucius S. Nye

Lucius S. Nye was born in Irasburg March 30, 1838. The Nye family had been residents of Orleans county for three generations, and here in the town of his birth, and the adjoining town of Coventry, his boyhood was almost entirely passed. Later he became a student in an academy in Albion, N.Y., in which place he subsequently lived for a short time. Mr. Nye returned to Vermont at about the beginning of the Civil war and on Feb 20, 1862, he enlisted for three years in Company B, 3d Regiment of Vermont Volunteers. He saw considerable service, participated in many battles, was wounded at Winchester and also at the battle of the Wilderness. From those wounds he never recovered. At the close of the war, Mr. Nye returned Coventry and purchased the farm in the North neighborhood, then owned by Henry Howard. June 8, 1866, he married Miss Abbie M. Ross, youngest sister of the late Senator Ross of St. Johnsbury. She died June 7, 1873 and on October 28, 1879, Mr. Nye married Irene A. Dwinell of Glover. Eight years ago he moved to Orleans and built a fine house on school street, where he has since lived. During his 40 years' residence in Coventry, Mr. Nye held many offices of responsibility and trust and he was always faithful and conscientious in the performance of the duties pertaining to them. In 1894 he was chosen to represent his town in the legislature and in his term of service he won the respect and confidence of his associates and gave great satisfaction to his constituents. Mr. Nye was a man of quiet and unassuming manner, an independent thinker and considerate of others, a good neighbor, a loyal friend, a consistent and devoted Christian. His attendance upon the services of his church and the gatherings of his Sunday school was maintained well nigh until the last, absenting himself therefrom only when health and strength made it necessary. About a year and a half ago his physical powers began to give out perceptibly. For nearly three months he was confined to his bed and for the last few weeks his sufferings were intense. During all his illness, however, he was possessed of a patience that was wonderful, and the courage he displayed upon the battlefield facing shot and shell was not surpassed by that with which he awaited the grim messenger's certain approach. The faith and hope which he professed during many years of membership in the churches of Coventry and Orleans sustained him to the last and he went down toward the valley and the shadow upheld by the consciousness of his Lord's presence and in full assurance of the life immortal. Release came very early in the morning of June 11. He had fought a good fight and merited the coronation which we believe he received. Funeral services were held in his late home Friday, the 12th with burial in the family lot at Coventry. They were conducted by Rev. E. W. Eldridge, pastor of the church to which Mr. Nye belonged, assisted by Rev. A. S. Bole of East Hardwick, a former pastor and long time friend. Representatives of the G. A. R. Post and W. R. C., with which Mr. Nye was affiliated were present with many others. There was a profusion of flowers. Mr. Nye is survived by his wife, two sons by his former marriage, Edward L., of Rochester, N. Y., and Harry R., a physician in Leominster, Mass. Other immediate relatives are two sisters, Mrs. L. A. Howard of Orleans and Mrs. J. K. Herbert of St. Johnsbury, and two nieces, Mrs. Emma Perley of Orleans and Miss Charlena Herbert of St. Johnsbury. These together with a host of acquaintances and friends mourn their loss but journey on comforted by the sympathy of those yet with them, the memory of his just and true life, and in assurance of reunion in the land where none are sick, and where none suffer nor sorrow any more.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, June 17, 1914.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.