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Riker/Ricker, James; After the war and his mustering out on 10-Aug-1864 he returned to Montpelier, VT to ask his then girlfriend, Lauraette Demeritt, to marry him. In addition to this, he went personally to visit a fallen friend's family at Hardwick, VT, Corporal Samuel B. Davison, and returned his personal belongings to his family. After their wedding at Montpelier, they went to live at James' mothers boarding house in New York City, NY living and working in the New York area as a clerk. They raised their family and eventually moved to Roselle, NJ where they lived with family and died. Their grave has two stones a large headstone with RIKER on the top with both their names on the stone. His name is combined with 2nd Lieut. Civil War and he has a military footstone signifying his service in Vermont during the Civil War with the Lt. Artillery. Contributed by Bob Verney, his great-grandson.