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Bellows, Nelson


Age: 19, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/26/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 1843, Readsboro, VT
Death: 07/07/1907

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/17/1875
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, VT

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Nelson Bellows

Nelson Bellows, who was taken to the North Adams hospital a short time ago, underwent a severe operation but was not able to rally and died at that place on Wednesday. The body was brought to this place on the noon train and placed in charge of undertaker Kidder

Mr. Bellows was about 67 years of age and had lived in Wilmington nearly all his life. He enlisted in Company E, 11th Vermont Vols., July 26, 1862, and was mustered out of service June 24, 1865. He was wounded on June 1st 1864 at Spottsylvania and also on Oct. 19th at Cedar Creek. He was a good soldier as every member of his Company will testify. While he did not always rank as No. 1 on dress parade when it came to hard toilsome duty he was always on hand and ready to do his share and to help out a comrade. Many were the times when he went on guard for a comrade that was ill or unable to perform duty assigned to him

Since returning from the service he has worked for many different parties, mostly farm labor, and was trusty and faithful. He has been a member of C. B. Lawton Post for nearly twenty years and took great interest in the order. He was never married. Two brothers and one sister survive him

The funeral will be held at the Universalist church on Friday at 2 P. M. and the Post will attend in a body. Interment in Riverview cemetery.

Source: Deerfield Valley Times, July 9, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.