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Atwood, James M.
Age: 44, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. A, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 1818, Chester, VT
Burial: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: The Bennington veterans database indicates that John M. Atwood is buried at Old First Cemetery, but no location is indicated. His wife, Julia, and son, Albert P., are buried in plot M9 at Old First Cemetery. The cemetery burial records do not list this soldier in this plot. Son, Albert P., served in Company A, 14th Vermont Infantry. A photo of his grave in the Atwood family plot at Old First Cemetery appears on this website.
Further investigation has revealed that James M. Atwood was a prisoner at Windsor Prison, Windsor, VT. He was convicted of shooting a man in the arm on May 31, 1878.
Obituary indicates funeral in Bennington, VT.
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Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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The funeral of James M. Atwood, a veteran of the Union army, was held on Sunday afternoon from the residence of J. L. Finn. The Rev. A. J. Barrow conducted the service, assisted by the choid of St. Peter's church.
Source: Bennington Banner, 24 Mar 1887.
Transcribed by Heid McColgan