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Pvt Iredell Lamson

Pvt Iredell Lamson

Birth
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 3 Jul 1863 (aged 19–20)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100000068 · View Source
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In the 1850 census, Iredell was at home with his family in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. In the household with him were his father, Nathaniel (42), his mother Martha (32), Iredell (7), Joseph (5), and Peletiah (3.) They spelled their name "Lampson."

In 1860, the Lamson family was living in Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine.

According to "U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles," Iredell lived in Presque Isle at the time of his enlistment at the age of 19. He enlisted on August 29, 1862, into Company H of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment.

John Heiser, Ranger/Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, states that according to the recent study by Travis and John Busey, Union Casualties at Gettysburg, A Comprehensive Record, (MacFarland Publishing, Jefferson, NC, 2011), Private Iredell Lamson received a gunshot wound to the "right leg and/or abdomen and died on July 3; buried near H. Beitler's house," located on the Baltimore Pike (Rt. 97) south of Gettysburg. The notation goes on to state that his remains were subsequently removed between September 1863 and the spring of 1864 and moved to the Maine Plot of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, but the exact grave location and identification of his grave is not noted. He further states that according to records Iredell's remains are most likely buried in the Maine plot of the national cemetery at Gettysburg in one of the "unknowns" cited to the 20th Maine in rows E and F of the Maine plot.

The August 5, 1863 issue of The Loyal Sunrise newspaper of Presque Isle, Maine, contained the following death notice: "died at the Battle of Gettysburg, Iredell Lamson, son of Nathaniel and Martha, age 20 yrs. and 3 months."


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  • Created by: pbarrett
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Iredell Lamson (1843–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000068, citing Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by pbarrett (contributor 47497135) .