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Belden, James W.


Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 7th CT INF
Service: enl, Meriden, CT, 2/9/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 7th CT INF, 9/6/61, pow, date?, d/prison 10/1/64, Charleston, SC

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Birth: Unknown, Connecticut
Death: 10/01/1864

Burial: Beckley Cemetery, Berlin, CT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 21486743


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary, 2/13/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
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 Charleston, SC.


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Beckley Cemetery, Berlin, CT

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NEWS & CITIZEN, NOV. 12, 1913
Mrs. Mary Ritchie Belden died about 10 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna L. Kimball, after a long illness. Mrs. Belden was 70 years of age, and was a native of Ireland, but passed most of her life in Meridan and Kensington, Conn., previous of her coming to Stowe with her daughter & husband, the late Matthew Kimball, about 16 years ago.
She was the widow of James W. Belden of Meridan, who served in the Civil War, in Co. C. 7th Connecticut regiment, and who was last seen alive by anyone who knew him lying under a tree very ill in Libby Prison, and undoubtedly died. Mrs. Kimball is the only surviving child, two others, a son, and a daughter dying in infancy. A brother, John W. Ritchie, lives in Kensington, Conn.
Mrs. Belden. was for many years, a member of the Congregational Church. She was also a member of the H.H. Smith Post Woman's Relief Corps.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Lemuel Davis officiating, and interment was made in Riverbank Cemetery. The W.R.C. attended in a body.

Submitted by: Deanna French.