Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 79th IN INF
Service: enl, Indianapolis, IN, 8/19/62, comn 1LT 8/19/62, Co. C, 79th IN INF, gunshot in right leg at Stone River, pr CAPT 2/2/63, m/o 11/18/63 (also H & K,, 11th IN INF, dates?)
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Birth: abt 1837, Canada East
Burial: Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 38550776
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1864
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 Rutland, VT
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Greensboro Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, May 2, 1904:
The funeral of Benjamin Valiquette, who died at his home on West street last Thursday morning, was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Mary at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. N. Proulx officiating. The bearers were E.H. Wood, Milo Lyman, E.H. Webster, A. Austin, J.B. Needham and James Post, all of whom are members of Roberts post. The Grand Army ritual was used at the grave. The body was placed in a vault in Evergreen cemetery, where it will remain until its removal to Greensboro, Mass., Wednesday, the 18th.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record, May 4, 1905
Capt. Benjamin Valiquette, a Civil war veteran of Rutland, aged 68, died Thursday morning. During the war he served with Gen. Lew Wallace's Zouaves. His wife died just six weeks ago.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.