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Phelps, Norman B.


Age: 30, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/3/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT CAV, m/o 5/13/65

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Birth: 1833, Isle La Motte, VT
Death: 11/19/1882

Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/26/1879; widow Esther B., 1/29/1883
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


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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT

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In the death of Norman B. Phelps, which occurred at his hotel on the 19th inst., a life of more than usual vicissitude is closed. Mr. Phelps was born in Isle La Motte in 1833. At the age of nine years - by reason of his father's death - he was left despondent on his own exertions for support. At an early age he learned the trade of wheelwright, which he has been unable to follow in recent years owing to frail health. Mr. Phelps was one of that small but famous band of followers of "Old John Brown" in "Bloody Kansas," participating in the battle of Ossawattomie, and during the rebellion served in the First Vermont cavalry. For the past sixteen years Mr. Phelps had been the popular landlord of the Bridport House, and previous to 1881 he was for twelve years proprietor of the line of Stages between Bridport and Middlebury - the greater part of the time carrying the mails. He leaves a widow and young son. Mr. Phelps will ever be remembered as an accurate, reliable and strictly honest man.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, November 23, 1882
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.