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Phelps, Eugene L.


Age: 18, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/18/63, m/i 12/31/63, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, m/o 12/1/65

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Birth: 1845, Grafton, VT
Death: 10/24/1917

Burial: North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/28/1890, VT; widow Nora I., 11/21/1917, 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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Eugene L. Phelps

St. Albans Daily Messenger
Oct. 27, 1917
Eugene L. Phelps, of Brattleboro, aged 71 years, a Civil War veteran, died October 24, of apoplexy. He was a native of Grafton and enlisted from Jamaica in Co. H, 9th Vermont infantry. He became a charter member of Scott post of Jamaica and served as commander of the post and as senior vice commander of Henry post of Chester. He and Mrs. Phelps came here from Chester in 1892. Mr. Phelps was a bench sawyer. His wife, a daughter and a son survive.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

The Vermont Journal, November 2, 1917

Death of E. L.>
As the direct result of a stroke of apoplexy, October 21, Eugene L. Phelps, 71, died at his home in Brattleboro last Thursday. Mr. Phelps' health had been gradually failing a long time and on September 29, he sustained a first>
Born in Grafton, Mr. Phelps was a son of Lewis and Laduska Phelps. For 40 years he lived in Jamaica and it was from there that he enlisted in Company H, 9th Vermont. Infantry, during the early years of the Civil war and he was always proud of his>
Among the numerous engagements in which he took part were the battles of Lookout Mountain and Fair Oaks. Upon the organization of Scott post, No. 11, G.A.R., in Jamaica, Mr. Phelps became a charter member and he was afterwards commander. Later he transferred his membership to Henry post, No. 27 in Chester, of which he became senior vice>
On May 11, 1875. Mr. Phelps married Nora I. Plimpton in Jamaica. In 1892, they removed to Chester where they remained until 1911, going to Brattleboro in that year. He was a bench sawyer by trade, but during later years of his life was unable to follow it owing to failing health.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.