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Francis Bouton
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Birth: 1814
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1904
Kent County
Rhode Island, USA

Veteran of 3 wars, starting when civil war broke out in RI May 18, 1842 and Gov. Dorr led in an attack against the state arnsenal. Came from NY to RI at age 14, after first war returned to a farm near Ponnegansett where he worked, then the Mexican war broke out he volunteered. When President Lincoln issued his call for volunteers in 1861 the veteran, who was then 47 years old, but who had lost none of his patriotism was one of the first in the field wearing the Union blue. He was enrolled in Company A. He served the whole 4 years, and then re-enlisted. At the time of the Spanish-American war in '98, altough an old man, his freinds say that had he been given any encouragement, he would have attepted to again join the ranks of the boys in blue and to again shoulder a rifle. For a year prior to his death he had been an inmate of the Soldiers Home in Togus, Maine, although he spent the larger part of his time with Mr. and Mrs. John & Cora Gifford (my great grandparents) of Phenix where he died. He had no known survivors. His wife, Adeline Hicks Gifford died June 4, 1901. .........(Adeline's first husband was Henry William Gifford. 1825-1870.). Francis' father's name was Charles. 
Angell-Eddy Lot
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: FR057
Created by: Doris Albro
Record added: Jun 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27719878
Francis Bouton
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Died at my great grandparents home.
- Doris Albro
 Added: Jul. 10, 2008
"Served in the Dorr, Mexican, and Civil Wars and age alone prevented his presence in the 1904 unpleasantness." A true American hero.
- Doris Albro
 Added: Jun. 21, 2008

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