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Pearce, Orion A.
Age: 20, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/10/61, m/i 7/16/61, CPL, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 11/18/62
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Birth: abt 1841, Calais, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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)
2nd Great Granduncle of George Pierce, Lebanon, NJ
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Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
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The funeral of Orion Pearce, who died at Lincoln, Neb., January 25, and whose remains were forwarded here, was held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. The deceased was a native of Calais, but for the past twenty-three years had been a resident of Ashland, Neb., where he had been a prominent citizen, a member of the city council and for fifteen years sheriff and deputy. He was a member of Co. K, Third Regiment Vermont Volunteers, serving his country nearly a year, when in building "corduroy roads" before Lee's Mills, he received an injury in the back which at the time was considered fatal, and from which he never fully recovered, resulting a little more than two years ago in loss of reason and terminating in death. He has held high office in the Grand Army of the Republic and Masonic orders, and the casket was forwarded to his old home wrapped in his country's flag and bearing the Masonic emblems.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, February 3, 1892.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.