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Piper, Collins Leonard


Age: 22, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. C, 4th VT INF, tr to 24th Co. 2nd BTLN, VRC 11/20/63, m/o 9/20/64

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Birth: 12/01/1838, Ludlow, VT
Death: 04/10/1909

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 119757194


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/22/1878; widow Mary c., 11/6/1916, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Guber Collection off-site
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


3rd Great Grandfather of Barbara Raymond-Oesch, Elyria, OH

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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Collins Piper

St. Albans Daily Messenger
April 14, 1909
Well Known Brattleboro Man Dead
Collins Leonard Piper, aged 76 years, a prominent member of the Knights of Honor and Masonic fraternities, and one of Brattleboro's town officers, died Saturday night of pernicious anemia and a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health three years, but he remained at work until last autumn and was confined to his bed only about a week.
Mr. Piper was born in Ludlow, December 1, 1838, and was one of six children of Leonard B. and Elvira (Warren) Piper. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Company C, 4th Vt. Regt., and served as corporal through the campaign of the Wilderness. After a year of service he was sent to the military hospital in Brattleboro as an invalid. After his recovery he was placed on the veteran reserve corps and remained at the hospital as clerk, finishing his three year term of enlistment. On leaving the army he worked for the Estey Organ Co. In 1865 he married Fannie Simonds of Brattleboro She died in 1908. In that year Mr. Piper and Fred Simonds went into the grocery business.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.