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Watson, Riley


Age: 25, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/63, m/i 10/7/63, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, m/o 10/16/64, SOWD

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Birth: 09/151838, Swanton, VT
Death: 07/22/1920

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 191013777


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/15/1882, VT
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


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Windsor County
White River Junction

The body of Riley Watson, a Civil War veteran and native of Swanton, who died in Concord, N.H., Thursday, the 22nd, was brought to the home of his son, E. Merton Watson, and the funeral held from the home, at one o'clock Saturday afternoon, with service by the Rev. L. L. Dunnington, pastor of the Congregational Church.The body was taken to Northfield for interment. The journey to Northfield was by autos and the body accompanied by relatives and friends. Mr. Watson was in his 82nd years and he was a member of Company M, of the 11th Vermont Regiment in the Civil War. His death occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Dickerman, in Concord, and two daughters, besides the son, survive him. The daughters are Mrs. H. H. Gusha of Wilder village and Mrs. Ira Ordway of Corinth. The deceased G.A.R. veteran is also survived by a brother, Melville Watson, of Randolph, now 86 years of age.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, 29 Jul 1920
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux