Van Ornum, Elbert
Age: 17, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 10/12/63, m/i 11/9/63, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. C 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 01/02/1847, Essex County, NY
Burial: Olivia Cemetery, Olivia, MN
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 89865946
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/4/1892, MN
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)
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
2nd Great Grandfather of Dean Van Ornum,
2nd Great Grandfather of Gerd Groenewold, New Haven, CT
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Olivia Cemetery, Olivia, MN
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Elbert Van Ornum was born in Essex County, New York, in 1847. He enlisted in Burlington, in October 1863, and mustered in as a Private, Co. D, 11th Vermont Infantry (aka 1st Artillery, 11th Vermont Volunteers) on 9 November 1863. He transferred to Co. C on 24 June 1865 during the consolidation of the regiment, and was discharged on 25 August 1865.
Elbert died 15 January 1936, and is buried in Olivia, MN.
Note the insignia on Elbert's cap, showing the crossed cannons (Artillery) and his membership in Co. D.
Photograph courtesy of Gerd Groenewold, New Haven, CT, Elbert's 2nd great-grandson.