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Atwood, Elijah


Age: 46, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 33rd NY INF, 3rd NY CAV, 18th PA INF, 35th PA INF
Service: enl 8/9/61, Washington, DC, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 33rd NY INF, 8/9/61, pr CMSRY SGT, 9/14/61, dis/dsb, 9/13/62, New York City; enl 11/28/63, Brooklyn, NY, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 3rd NY CAV, 11/28/63, m/o 5/29/65, Fort Monroe, VA; pension also says Co. I, 18th PA INF, Co. H, 35th PA INF

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Birth: 04/02/1813, Bennington, VT
Death: 04/23/1898

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, IN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Dave & Julie Buckmaster
Findagrave Memorial #: 18073112


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/28/63, all four units listed
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: IN, ME, NY, OH, VA, WI
(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: Unknown


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Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, IN

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.


Elijah Atwood, an old veteran in the Marion Home, who died in the hospital at that branch last Saturday, has had his tomb ready for occupancy the past three years. Three years ago he purchased a lot in the cemetery at Jonesboro and around it placed a walk and in the centre a tomb. Over the casket is a large slab and over the vault at the top another bearing his name, war record and birth. He was 84 years old and his record in the army was with Co. F, 3rd N. Y. Calvary; Co. E, 33rd N. Y. Infantry, and Co. I, 18th Penn. Infantry.

Source: Leavenworth (KS) Times, April 28, 1898.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.