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Skinner, Joseph B.


Age: 21, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. F, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, pr CPL 4/22/65, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 1122/26/1841, Irasburg, VT
Death: 03/11/1917

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka, KS
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steve Rowe/Findagrave #47200225
Findagrave Memorial #: 173092632


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/8/1888, KS; widow Electa, 3/23/1917, KS
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 Granduncle of Caitlin Skinner Mendez, Utah

2nd Great Grandfather of Marian Bruce, -, CA

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Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka, KS

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Joseph B. Skinner died at Topeka, Kansas, March 11th. He was born in Irasburg and lived there until the Civil war broke out, when he enlisted in the 11th Vt. Regiment and served three years. He was 74 years old. His parents were Ralph P. and Mary (Burton) Skinner. At the close of the war he went to Kansas and was a successful farmer until a few years ago, when he moved to the city of Topeka and lived there until his death. He married in Kansas and leaves three daughters and one son, Charles, and had buried a son, Ralph. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Cordelia Cutler, who resides in Barton with her son, Henry, and two brothers residing in Topeka. He was a man thought very highly of and was a great church worker and was an officer in the Presbyterian church.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, 18 Apr 1917.
Courtesy of Caitlin Skinner Mendez.