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Potter, Martin Van Buren

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/16/64, m/i 8/16/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. I, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/13/1842, Bennington, VT
Death: 03/26/1926

Burial: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: D-102
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 202902035

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/25/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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 blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Old First Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

MARTIN V. POTTER DEAD
Lifetime Resident of Bennington Dies of Pneumonia

Martin Van Buren Potter, 83, lifelong resident of Bennington, died Friday at the home of his nephew, Jay F. Armstrong of the Pownal Road, with whom he has made his home for the past 27 years. Death was due to pneumonia after an illness of six days, although he has been in failing health for three months. He was born in Bennington September 13, 1842 and was a son of Lorin J. And Flarilla Harris Potter.

Mr. Potter, who never married, was a Civil war veteran and a member of the First Congregational church. Among his survivors are two brothers, John Fay Potter of Shaftsbury, and Daniel Potter of the Winslow Home of Bennington. He also leaves 15 nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday t 2:30 o'clock at the home of his nephew, Jay P. Armstrong. Rev. Stanley Cummings, pastor of the Sacred Heart Congregational church will officiate.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, March 27, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.