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Proper, George Ledran


Age: 27, credited to Franklin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1835, Franklin, VT
Death: 03/23/1892

Burial: Pelham Center Cemetery, Pelham, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/17/1879; widow Lucy P., 7/1/1892, NH
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


Great Grandfather of David Proper, Keene, NH

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Pelham Center Cemetery, Pelham, NH

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GEORGE L. PROPER was a volunteer from the town of Franklin, and enlisted about September 1st, 1862, and joined Highgate Company September 11th, the day of the election of company officers. Proper at this time was 27 years and a married man, his occupation was that of a farmer. He was born and brought up in Franklin, and his education was obtained in the district schools of his native town. His age, build, vigor and good health made him an ideal recruit for the military service then demanded at the front. His temperament was phlegmatic, and his ways rather indifferent and careless, took no trouble to become acquainted with the members of his own company, and his association was mostly confined to the Franklin boys. This was his make-up, and nothing more, for he always seemed pleasant and cordial when spoken to I recall him as the only man of Company K who had red hair and a freckled face. I remember, too, when we were having a regimental roll call, Colonel Randall pronounced his name as spelled with two p's, Propper, instead of Proper; this so amused Company K boys that afterwards we followed Colonel Randall's way of pronouncing his name.
He was an honorable man and made a good soldier; he remained with the regiment enjoying its pleasures and manfully shared its hardships and dangers. He was mustered out with his regiment at Brattleboro July 21st, 1863, and returned to his home in Franklin where he remained for a season. I have not been able thus far to ascertain where he moved to or whether he is still living.
Source: History of the 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers.


George L. Proper, who has been associated with his brother in the wheelwright business for the past two years, died of pneumonia Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Proper was 57 years old, and much esteemed by those who knew him. He leaves a wife, and two children, Homer R. W. and Mrs. Stella, wife of Dr. E. Hyde of Pelham, NH. The funeral services will be held at the Baptist, church, Saturday at 2P.m., under the direction of the G.A. R.
Source: Vermont Journal, March 26, 1892.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 740

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.