Bishop, Eben W.
Age: 18, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/10/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 7th VT INF, reen 2/19/64, pr CPL 9/1/65, m/o 3/14/66
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Birth: 08/25/1846, Rutland, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 53178647
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/19/1882, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Dec. 29, 1931:
Eben W. Bishop, 85, one of a dozen members of Roberts post, G.A.R., of this city died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of his son, Fred S. Bishop, 262 North Main street. He was a past commander of the post and had been active for many years in its activities. He had attended several national conventions of the Grand Army. Mr. Bishop volunteered for service early in the Civil war and fought throughout the conflict.
Mr. Bishop was born in West Rutland and had made his home in Rutland and vicinity all of his life. When a lad of 15 he enlisted in the Civil war, serving four years and four months in Company D, 7th Vermont regiment. His father and two brothers also enlisted during that war and his great-grandfather served during the Revolution.
Besides his son, Mr. Bishop is survived by two grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist church, of the Sons of Veterans and an associate member of Rutland lodge of Elks.
The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.