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Age: 18, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 96th NY INF, 1st NY ENGRS
Service: enl, Mooers, 11/18/61, m/i, Co. F, 96th NY INF, 11/25/61, pr CPL 8/31/62, dis/dsb, 4/1/63, New Bern, NC; enl, Plattsburgh, 9/14/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 1st NY ENGNRS, pr ARTIF, m/o 7/3/65, Hilton Head, SC
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Birth: 08/20/1840, Canada
Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Gravestone photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 102457415
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/13/1875; widow Sophia, 8/26/1914, VT; both units
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: Obituary says born Mooers, NY, but service record says Canada
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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
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At 5:30 o'clock on the afternoon Tuesday, Aug. 24, James Armstrong died at his home in Glover Village, aged almost 74 years. He was born in Mooers, N.Y., Aug. 20, 1840. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Company F, 96th New York state infantry, and as an artificer in Co. 9, 1st regiment New York Engineers. He was a member of the M.E. church and although in January of 1897 he was stricken with a shock which caused him to be totally deaf, he was always found in his seat in church until the past few years when his health failed him to such an extent that he was unable to be there. All through his affliction, he was often heard to say he was resigned to God's will and never complained. He is survived by his wife, who tenderly cared for him until the end came, and one brother and a number of nieces and nephews. Those from away who came to attend his funeral were, Oblie Armstrong, Julius Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers and daughters, Ruth and Hazel, Mrs. Gertrude Stone and daughter, Evelyn, all of Middlebury, Mrs. B.S. Kendall of Montreal and Mrs. Rea Goodrich of Bellows Falls.
Source: Orleans County Monitor Sep. 2, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.