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Priest, Darius Duty


Age: 34, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 12/12/1826, Mt. Holly, VT
Death: 05/11/1907

Burial: New Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT
Marker/Plot: 61
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 76420410


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/14/1879; widow Emeline, 5/23/1907, 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


Great Grandfather of Nancy D. Wilson, Glens Falls, NY

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New Mechanicsville Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT

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Death of D. D. Priest

Darius D. Priest, a veteran of the civil war, aged 80 years, died last Saturday. He was one of the first to enlist in the 2d Vermont regiment and stayed with the army until the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge. He was in the battle of Winchester and had given many interesting reminiscences of his experiences. He leaves a widow, four sons, Prof. Ira Priest of Akron, O.; Auric of Rutland, George of Plymouth and Thaddeus of this place; and three daughters, Mrs. H. E. Partridge of Ludlow, Mrs. E. Davenport of Wallingford and Mrs. Frank Green of Nebraska; also two brothers and three sisters, C. W. Priest and Prof Henry Priest of Canton, N. Y.; Miss Ursula Priest of this place and Mrs. Drusilla Warner of Ludlow. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Ludlow.

Source: Vermont Tribune, May 16, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.