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Wilcox, Nelson O.


Age: 14, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, Co. A, 4th VT INFreen 12/15/63, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 08/06/1847, Bennington, VT
Death: 12/20/1895

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Section D
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Alice A., 6/23/1896, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Co. A 4th Vermont Photo


2nd Great Grandfather of Jacqueline Laflamme, Pepperell, MA

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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Bennington, Dec. 22. - Capt. Nelson O. Wilcox of Company A, 4th Vermont regiment, aged 48 years, died at the soldiers' home on Saturday of apoplexy. Mr. Wilcox enlisted at the age of 14 years as a drummer. He re-enlisted and served until the close of the war with an excellent war record. After the war he engaged in the shoe business in Bennington, his native town. At the organization of Park guard, company K, of the 1st regiment, V. N. G., he was elected captain and was a very popular officer. He was admitted to the home from Hoosick Falls, N.Y., November 2, 1895. Soon after he had a shock of apoplexy which resulted in death. He will be buried in the family lot at the village cemetery. This is the 65th death in home and the 15th during the present year.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, December 23, 1895
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.