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Hall, Josiah

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Westminster, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: comn CPT, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, 10/17/61 (11/1/61), pr MAJ, 10/4/62 (10/17/62), pr LTC, 11/19/64 (11/26/64), pr COL 5/23/65 (5/31/65), wdd, Brandy Station, 10/12/63, pow, Brandy Station, 10/12/63, prld 8/3/64, m/o 6/21/65 [College: NU 61]

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1835, Westminster, VT
Death: 03/15/1912

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: William Tatum
Findagrave Memorial #: 9747201

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Guber Collection off-site, Findagrave
College?: NU
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: more off-site

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Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, CA

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(Gibson Collection)

Obituary

Josiah Hall, a nephew of Mrs. Elisa Ranney, and remembered by many of Old Soldiers of the state, died March 15, at Fresno, Calif. He was born in Westminster, Vermont on Feb. 5, 1835, and was educated at Norwich University.

Early in the Civil War he enlisted in Company F., 1st. Vermont, and before leaving the state was made Captain. He served until the end of the war, holding offices of Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and finally Colonel of the regiment. He was confined for ten months in Libby Prison, and was one of 50 officers, who while prisoners, were placed under fire by confederates at Charleston. S.C. He was the head of the old Vermont Cavalry when it was starting out to lead the charge of the army of Virginia on the morning of Lee's surrender at Appomattox.

He lived in Calif. Since the early 80's He is survived by his wife, a son George of Fresno, and a daughter, Carrie L, of Los Angeles.
The Caledonian, March 27, 1912

Courtesy of Deanna French

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