Post, James E.
Age: 21, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 11/27/61, m/i 2/12/62, 2SGT, Co. D, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/15/62
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Birth: 02/19/1840, Rutland, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 34886216
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/26/1880; widow ?Laura K., 6/20/1932, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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James E. Post
Rutland Daily Herald, May 24, 1932:
James E. Post of 49 West street, oldest member of Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic, died at his home yesterday after a long period of failing health. He was born in Rutland on February 19, 1840, the son of Alpha and Mary Cheney Post. There are now only four Civil War veterans left in Rutland.
Mr. Post was one of the first Rutland men to answer Lincoln's first call for troops. He enlisted as a member of Company K, 1st Vermont regiment. He took part in the first battle of the war after the shelling of Fort Sumter. On November 27, 1861 he re-enlisted as a member of Company D, 7th regiment.
During this enlistment he was sent to the Gulf of Mexico where he received official commendation for service in action. At that time he was serving as first sergeant. He was discharged in 1862 and returned to Rutland.
On November 24, 1863 he married Lura A. Kelley, daughter of Smith F. And Seviah Round Kelley, who survives him. For many years Mr. Post represented various manufacturing companies in this city as a salesman and district representative.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Harry K. Post, of Rutland; a grandson, Ralph H. Davy of Louisville, Ky.; a granddaughter, Mrs. B. H. Norton of Fair Haven, and a great-grandson, Ralph Norton of Fair Haven.
Funeral services will be held at the house at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.
Rutland Daily Herald, May 27, 1932:
Rev. J. Graydon Brown, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated at largely attended funeral services held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, 49 West street, for James E. Post, Civil war veteran, who died Monday night at his home. Mr. Post was believed to be the last surviving member of Company D, 7th Vermont regiment, Civil war.
The bearers at the service were Frederick C. Brigham, G. A. Davis, Dr. A. W. Farnsworth, Arthur H. Keyes, Bert W. Marshall and Elias L. Jangraw.
Scores of floral tributes were received by the family from relatives and friends and there were pieces from Roberts post, G.A.R., Roberts Relief Corps, Sons of Union Veterans and auxiliary, Daughters of Union Veterans, Linda Richards tent, employees of the Norton Hardware company of Fair Haven, freight accounting department of the Rutland railroad and Brehmer class of the Baptist church.
Ralph H. Davis of Louisville, Ky., Mr. And Mrs. G. A. Brigham of Pittsfield, Mrs. Eva Richards of Green Island, N.Y., and Mr. And Mrs. Bert H. Norton and son of Fair Haven were among those present at the funeral.
Delegations from the Sons of Veterans and freight accounting department of the Rutland railroad attended the services in a body.
The burial was in Evergreen cemetery, where Mr. Brown conducted the committal service. The Grand Army ritual was conducted at the house by the Sons of Veterans.
Rutland Daily Herald, May 31, 1932:
At the time of the recent death of James E. Post of West street it was stated by members of the family that he was believed to be the last survivor of Company D, Seventh Vermont Volunteer regiment. Oliver Murdick of Keene, N.H., 88, was a member of the company, it has been learned. He is a relative of Clarence H. Murdick of this city.
[Webmaster's note: According to S. G. Griffin Camp #10, Keene, NH SUV, G.A.R. and CW Cemetery Data, Oliver P. Murdick died 12/29/1929, and is buried in Section 6, Lot 339, Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene]
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.