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Bigelow, Alonzo


Age: 33, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/10/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, reen 2/9/64, pr CPL 12/1/61, wdd, Funkstown, 7/10/63 (chest), wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/10/64, pow, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, pr SGT 6/1/63, prld 6/10/63, pr 1SGT, 5/23/65, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 1827, Bennington, VT
Death: 02/09/1869

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22440856


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Hannah, 2/2/1878
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


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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Alonzo Bigelow was born on the 2d of February, 1827 to Silas Pomeroy and Hannah (Chamberlain) Bigelow in either Woodford or Bennington, Vermont. He had three sisters, Anna Maria, Sarah Melissa and Sylvia Elizabeth and a brother, William. He was a Cooper by trade. He married first Mary Sibley, daughter of Lyman and Judith (Smith) Sibley with whom he had one child, Sarah Jane. Evidence indicates that Mary died between 1850 and 1870. In any case, in 1867 Alonzo was free to marry Mary Luther Aldrich, who was divorced from Anson Aldrich, another Civil War veteran. The marriage was short as Alonzo died on Feb 18, 1869. They had no children. Since Anson Aldrich was also a Cooper by trade it seems likely that they were acquainted with each other. Records show that they went off to war on the same date in the same Co. Alonzo was a hero during the war, being wounded twice and also taken as a POW. He rose to the rank of Full Sergeant 1st Class and served until the end of the war.

Contributed by Bud Foucher