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Bessette, Joseph


Age: 24, credited to Charlotte, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. I, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/5/64, WGNR, Co. B, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 09/07/1843, Charlotte, VT
Death: 01/12/1901

Burial: Grand View Cemetery, Charlotte, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 27898373


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/14/1878; widow Miranda, 2/13/1901, VT
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: When enlisting in the 14th Vermont in 1862, he said he was born in Charlotte; when he got married in Charlotte in 1863, he said he was born in Canada, and when enlisting in the 17th Vermont in early 1864, he said he was born in Ferrisburg.


3rd Great Grandfather of Jennifer Dowling, NJ

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Grand View Cemetery, Charlotte, VT

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Mr. Joseph Bessette, an old and respected citizen died last Saturday of pneumonia. The funeral will be held at the Congregational church Tuesday Jan. 15th at 11 o'clock.

Source: Burlington Free Press, January 16, 1901.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.