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Lucia, Joel Howard
Age: 21, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/21/62, CPL, Co. D, 14th VT INF, pr SGT 5/1/63, m/o 7/30/63; enl 2/29/64, m/i 4/12/64, 1SGT, Co. H, 17th VT INF, comn 1LT, 8/2/64 (9/27/64), wdd Poplar Spring Church, 9/30/64, m/o 7/14/65 [College: MC 65]
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Birth: 03/1842, Bridport, VT
Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 492
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 24153920
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/14/1865
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: MC 65
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: Usual residence, Montpelier, VT.
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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
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Joel H. Lucia
The Vermont Journal, April 2, 1915
Gen. J. H. Lucia Dead.
Gen. Joel H. Lucia, one of the best known veterans of the Civil war in the state, and formerly engaged in the legal profession, died Wednesday of last week (March 22) after a long illness in Waterbury. Joel Hayward Lucia, was born in Bridport, March 17, 1842, a son of Charles Theophilus and Pauline Macier Lucia. After gaining a common school education, he attended Barre academy and Middlebury college. When the war broke out he served in Company D 14th Vermont infantry and was later first sergeant and then first lieutenant for Company H. 17th Vermont, being discharged July 14, 1865. He lost his left arm during the battle of Poplar Spring Church on September 30, 1864.
For several years Gen. Lucia was registrar of probate in Addison county and was mayor of Vergennes for three years. He also occupied the position of state's attorney for Addison county. He was admitted to the bar in June, 1868 and practiced in Vergennes until his removal to Montpelier in November, 1883. He had occupied a number of offices in Montpelier, being a long time member of the school board and for some years superintendent of schools. He was prominent in G.A.R. circles and had held the position of department commander.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.