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Thomas, Peter

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. B, 7th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/25/1842, Canada
Death: 02/04/1926

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 43541414

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/5/1880
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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

PETER THOMAS DEAD
Civil War Veteran Dies at Soldiers' Home

Peter Thomas, aged 82 years, died this morning at the Vermont Soldiers' home. Mr. Thomas was a native of Canada, born June 25, 1842. He enlisted on August 15, 1864, in Company B of the 7th Vermont infantry and was discharged July 14, 1865. He has been a resident of the Home ever since 1910 except for a few instances when he was away for short periods. Mr. Thomas had been in feeble health for some time and was bothered with heart trouble and for the past six weeks had been quite seriously ill.

As far as can be ascertained he is survived by only one sister, Mrs. Eliza Wachemann of Newark, N.J., and a cousin, Mrs. Albert Fredette of Rutland.

The funeral service will be held at the Home Friday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. John Leonard Cole officiating. The body will be placed in the vault at the Old Bennington cemetery and burial will be in the Home cemetery in the Spring.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, February 4, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.