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Potter, Loyal A.


Age: 43, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/21/63, m/i 1/12/64, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, m/o 10/18/64, SOWD

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Birth: 08/03/1820, Sheldon, VT
Death: 09/03/1881

Burial: Ruiters Settlement Cemetery, Dunkin, QC
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 29807495


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/24/1876; widow Narvissa L., 8/13/1890, 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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


3rd Great Grandfather of Brenda Anderson, Masterton, NZ

3rd Great Grandfather of Leonette Audrey, Anchorage, AK

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Ruiters Settlement Cemetery, Dunkin, QC, C

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Loyal A. Potter

On Tuesday an old man named [Loyal A.] Potter, who lived at Glen Sutton, went out hunting in a piece of woods near his house. About 11 o'clock his wife heard the report of his gun. She then proceeded to prepare dinner, and, after waiting some time for her husband, she sent for him, when he was found dead, shot through the heart. It is supposed that in taking his gun over a fence it accidentally discharged the contents, striking him in front passed through the heart and out behind his back.

Source: Sutton News, Waterloo Advertiser, Waterloo, Que., September 16, 1881. (Contributed by Brenda Anderson, Loyal's 4th-great-granddaughter)