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Porter, Robert Perry Jr.


Age: 19, credited to Sutton, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/1/62, m/i 2/18/62, SGT, Co. K, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64; pr 1SGT 4/12/64; pow 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, comn 1LT 11/24/64 (2/1/65), m/o 6/28/65 (on roster as Perry Porter Jr.)

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Birth: 06/05/1842, Waterford, VT
Death: 01/22/1926

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 177626742


Alias?: Porters, Robert P.
Pension?: Yes, 5/7/1873; widow Margaret M., 3/5/1926, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History
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: Died in Brattleboro, VT


3rd Great Grandfather of Kobe Saunders, Calais, ME

2nd Great Grandfather of Margaret Cahalane Hayes, Weeki Wachee, FL

2nd Great Grandfather of Sarah Beth Porter-Dowell, Salisbury, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Nathaniel E. Perry, Shaktoolik, AK

2nd Great Grandfather of Jayna Smith, Calais, ME

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Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT

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VHS - Portrait Files (FPO)


John Gibson Collection

Robert P. Porter

St. Albans Daily Messenger
January 23, 1926
Robert P. Porter, aged 82, a captain in the Civil War, and commander of Sedgwick Post, G.A.R., of Brattleboro, died Friday evening after a week's illness with pneumonia at his home of Highland road. He was a native of Waterford. He enlisted in Company K, Eighth Vermont Regiment, and for three years saw hard service, being wounded several times and being a prisoner at Vicksburg. He carried a bullet in his leg until his death. After the war he was a farmer in Wisconsin. Returning to West Burke he was a general merchant many years, was deputy sheriff 15 years and pension attorney more than 30 years, retiring 20 years ago.
January 27, 1926
The funeral of Robert Perry Porter who died at his home in Brattleboro Sunday night, was held yesterday afternoon at West Burke, where he formerly resided and where for more than 40 years he was a prominent business man and leading citizen. The funeral was held in the Methodist church where he was for many years a member. The service was in charge of Rev. Joseph Vasey, pastor of the church.
The floral tributes were many and beautiful, and the bearers were his grandson and namesake Robert P. Porter, Dr. A. H. Jenkins, C. E. Coburn and B. D. Ruggles. The church was filled with friends and former neighbors and acquaintances who met to pay their last tribute of respect and esteem for one who will be greatly missed. There were five Grand Army comrades representing D. Rattray Post of West Burke, of which Mr. Porter was the first commander. There were large representations from the Masons, Odd Fellows, and Woman's Relief Corps, these groups occupying seats together at the service.
The burial was in the family lot at West Burke cemetery.
In addition to the relatives friends from out of town included, Mrs. H. B. Cushman of Newport; John Fyler, of Lyndon Center; L. D. Gordon and H. S. Powers, of Lyndonville; S. A. Richardson, Jutten A. Longmoore, Harry W. Witters and George C. Spencer, of St. Johnsbury.

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History