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Akeley, Lifus


Age: 45, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, dis/dsb 7/28/63

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Birth: 11/07/1806, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 12/18/1890

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 7 Lot 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 81765517


Alias?: Akeley, Eliphas
Pension?: Yes, 8/2/1883, MA
Portrait?: John Nobbs
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


5th Great Granduncle of John Nobbs, Pittsburgh, PA

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Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, MA

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(Courtesy of John Nobbs)


Fitchburg Sentinel

Thursday - 18 Dec 1890

Lifus Ackeley died at his home in West Leominster, of valvular [sic] disease of the heart early this morning. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., where his early life was spent and he afterwards resided in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri. He returned to Brattleboro in 1855 and in August 1862, he enlisted in Company C, 11th Vermont regiment and served one year at Washington. After the war he resided in Brattleboro till 1876, when he came to Fitchburg and has resided in this city, Lunenburg, and Leominster being engaged in farming. His wife died in 1884 at Leominster.

He leaves two sons - Clark B. of Brattleboro, and Jonathan F., with whom he resided, and one daughter Mrs. Sarah Roberts of Wilmington, Vt. Mr. Ackeley was the last of a large family. His grandfather was starved by the British on Deer Island during the war of the Revolution and his father served through that war.

Courtesy of Erik Hinckley.