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Russell, Joel H.


Age: 22, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NY INF
Service: enl, Troy, NY, 12/5/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd NY INF, 12/5/61, dis/dsb 10/24/62, Baltimore, MD

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Birth: 1840, Pittstown, NY
Death: 02/01/1913

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Section D
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/10/1891, NY
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: This soldier was placed into the tomb at Park Lawn Cemetery upon his death. His remains were removed on 05/05/1913 and brought to Village Cemetery for burial. This information was obtained from the cemetery office at Park Lawn Cemetery.


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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Remains of Former Resident Brought here Tuesday

The remains of Joel H. Russell, who died Feb. 1st at Riveredge, N. J., were brought here Tuesday afternoon for burial and were placed in the vault at Park Lawn cemetery. They were accompanied by Mrs. Russell, his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Clemmons and Marshall Clapp of New York.

Joel Russell was born in Pittstown, N. Y., 73 years ago and was a veteran of the Civil war, and a former resident of Bennington. His father, the late William Russell owned the old powder mills at the Guideboard at the time they blew up, after which he left Bennington and died on board a steamer on his way to England.

The deceased married Fannie Wadsworth of Bennington and leaves besides his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Perrin of Riveredge and Mrs. Charles Clemmons.

He was an uncle of Mrs. Henry Godfrey, Miss Gertrude Hyde, Mrs. E. J. Swan, Mrs. Thomas Davenport and W. R. Hyde of Bennington. He was also a brother of the late Mrs. D. W. Hyde and the late Charles Russell, who lived in Bennington, and he was the last of a large family.

Source: Bennington Banner, Feb. 5, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.